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Born: May 11, 1937

Date of Passing: Mar 02, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence Ronald Anderson. He passed away March 2, 2021, at the age of 83 years, with his wife and children by his side. He fought a courageous battle with cancer for over 20 years.
He will forever be remembered by Anne, his loving wife of 61 years, his son Ronald (Marie) Anderson, his daughter Cynthia (Leonard) Carlson, their beloved dog Jewely, as well as many family members and friends.
He is survived by his siblings, Glen (Angelene) Anderson, Elizabeth Nahaczewski, Allen Anderson, Doreen (Stewart) Colbert, Joan Donaldson (Hal Dawson); sister-in-law Elizabeth Karman, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Evelyn Anderson; in-laws, Andrew and Anna Karman; plus son-in-law James Emslie.
Dad was born May 11, 1937 in Anola, MB. He made his career with MTS, and after 38 years of service, he retired from Eastern Region Engineering at the age of 55. After retirement Dad and Mom moved to Lac Du Bonnet, built a loving home on the Lee River and enjoyed countless hours with family and friends. Winters were spent in Arizona, making new friends and enjoying life. Their travels weren't limited to Arizona. Many years ago, they took their children to Europe to visit Mom's hometown of Lentvora, Slovakia (known then as Czechoslovakia). They also embarked on many cruises throughout the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Alaska.
In his later years, Dad enjoyed the peacefulness of nature in Richer, MB. He cherished the property, spent countless hours developing and maintaining the site. He loved weekends camping with family at their "private resort". Days there were filled with great food, much fun and plenty of laughter.
A private service and interment will be held with family, followed by a Celebration of Life at a later date.
We would like to thank the staff at St Boniface Hospital 5B for the compassion they showed Dad. A special thanks to Linda, Lisa and Kelly for their help and care towards us during these troubled times. Also thank you to CancerCare Manitoba, Dr. P. Harris and staff in Concordia Hospital and his physician Dr. K. Grace for all their outstanding care and support for Dad over the many years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Rest In Peace My Love.

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Publish Date: Mar 13, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Lawrence Anderson on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the age of 83 years.
A longer obituary will follow in next Saturday's edition.


Publish Date: Mar 6, 2021

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2021, Mar 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Anne, Cindy, and Ron. We were so sorry to hear of Lawrence's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow. We first met the Anderson's about 15 years ago when they moved into the unit next door in our condominium complex. We became good friends and enjoyed our card games, lunches and dinners together and the same when we were in Arizona for several winters. Lawrence was a wonderful friend and neighbour and we will miss him very much. - Posted by: Barry and Dorothy Groff (Friends and neighbours) on: Mar 19, 2021

  • I am sorry to hear about Lawrence, our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and family. I enjoyed working with Anne in the Directory Department of MTS on Corydon Avenue. - Posted by: Shirley Kulchyski (Worked with Anne in Yellow Pages MTS) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • I too had the privilege of working with Lawrence when Eastern Region was located in Winnipeg- A fellow Transconian. He enjoyed talking about building his home away from home. He was a joy to work with and extremely helpful. Lawrence along with his fellow cohorts Bailey Ross and Reg Perry made working in Eastern Region the place to be. Cindy please accept my sincere condolences. Donna Poitras - Posted by: Donna Poitras (Co Worker) on: Mar 10, 2021

  • We worked with Lawrence in Steinbach and he was such a kind soul. To his family, we are so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Phyllis and Daren (MTS co-worker) on: Mar 10, 2021

  • Lawrence will be missed in our little community. He was a hard worker and a great helper for our corporation. We would like to send our love and condolences to his wife, Anne and her family. Rest In Peace Lawrence. - Posted by: Rene and Dora Trudeau (Neighbors) on: Mar 09, 2021

  • I am sorry to read about Lawrence's passing. I remember all the laughs we had in Eastern Region Assignment. I will never forget Lawrence and Baily, two crazy guys. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: orosz Orosz (MTS friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

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