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Born: May 16, 1946

Date of Passing: Jan 12, 2019

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RICHARD MICHAEL ANDERSON May 16, 1946 - January 12, 2019 Rick Anderson passed away at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre after a year long fight with cancer, his family by his side. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Jan Ole Anderson and Betty Phipps Ellor, and his daughter Karin Anderson. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Shelley Anderson; children, Doug (Erin) Anderson and David (Michelle) Anderson; stepchildren, Kylene (Adam) Heykants, Tanya (Mike) Baker; two sisters, Laurel Anderson-MacCallum and Renie Sadlier-Brown and their respective families; loving grandchildren, Alisa, Lukas and Ole. He was a pillar of the community and will be missed by many friends and relatives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Red Deer, Alberta, Rochon Sands/Buffalo Lake, Alberta, and Phoenix, Arizona. Rick was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history, from the University of Manitoba, before becoming a Chartered Accountant. He married Lorraine Thexton in 1968 and subsequently raised three children. After working with McLeod's in Winnipeg for four years, Rick moved his family to Red Deer, Alberta in 1982 and in 1984, acquired Peavey Industries (Peavey Mart) along with three other partners. Rick married Shelley Lensen in 2001. Rick was passionate about pickleball and was a founding member of the Red Deer Pickleball Club. He will be remembered for his generosity, intellect and witty sense of humour. Thank you for the care and support of the medical staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, unit 32. A celebration of Rick's life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Scott Block, 4816 50 Ave., Red Deer, AB. Please send photographs, written or video stories to In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer and District Community Foundation; Jennifer Polyester Fund or the Red Deer Pickleball Club. Condolences can be left for the family at Eventide Funeral Home Red Deer, AB, (403) 347-2222

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • It is with sadness that I learned of Rick's passing. We were best friends growing up in Winnipeg in the late 50s and early 60s. He was a great friend and will be sadly missed. Ross - Posted by: Ross Derrington (Friend) on: Apr 19, 2019

  • Doug, David and families. Sending condolences to you on the passing of your Dad/Grandfather. Although we had lost touch over the years, we have fond memories of the Winnipeg days when you, Karin and our sons were young together. Sincerely, Ron and Corinne Terin - Posted by: Ron Terin (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2019

  • Great memories of spending weekends at the Lake with RICK and Shelley. Relaxing with games of bocce ball, mini golf, quading and snow mobiling. He was a wonderful host and enjoyed surrounding himself with friends and family. My favourite memory was when they hosted my 50th Birthday party at the not to forget! May he rest in peace. He will be missed. - Posted by: Grant McAuley (Employee and good friend) on: Jan 16, 2019

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