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Born: Apr 18, 1937

Date of Passing: Jan 19, 2022

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Laura has left this planet to be with her beloved husband Mike of 54 years, after spending the last 11 years without him, and spending every moment reminiscing of their wonderful life together. She left on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her home, and with the help of Medical Assistance in Dying and the caring members of their team who fulfilled Laura's last wishes.
Laura was born on April 18, 1937 in Winnipeg. She was raised by her loving parents, Harry and Evelyn Dean; she spent some of her younger years on a farm near Whitemouth, and then later came back to Winnipeg where she graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. Shortly afterwards, she met the dashing Mike Anderson who swept her off her feet, which led to marriage in 1956 after only six months. Marrying Mike ended up being the best decision Laura ever made. She was 20 when she started her family and gave birth to her first son Dean, with Doug arriving two years later. Laura also suffered the loss of a baby girl, which, despite Laura surviving cancer five times, was one of the hardest things she had to face in her life.
Mike's career at CPAir allowed Laura and her family all the opportunities they could have ever hoped for, making lifelong relationships, and travelling the globe in style while always getting a deal, whether it be for tickets on a vacation, or various wares at a garage sale.
She leaves behind her awesome family, her two boys, Dean (Paula) and Doug (Debbie); her grandchildren, David, Geoffrey, Ricky, Robert and Will; as well as countless other friends and family. Seeing her in such high spirits during her last moments on this Earth assured all of us that this was the most peaceful way to go, with her last words being a cheeky "I hope this works.".

She had a good life.
475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 29, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Mrs.A What a great laugh!! What a great Heart! Thank you to you & Mr. A for all the awesome water ski lessons at the lake! Glad I could make you laugh so hard as I tried to get up and even the last time we were together ... you still had a good chuckle after soo many years! Way back when, MANY days walking down the lane to school one of you would be out in the yard & take the time to stop & say hello Always loved hearing the stories of you & my mom at Daniel together You will be missed Doug, Dean & families, we are very sorry for your loss. What a WONDERFUL thought of your mom & dad back together - Laura - Posted by: Laura (Routledge) Stephansson (Family friends) on: Jan 31, 2022

  • Mary and I were shocked to hear of Laura's passing, as we shared e-mails for years. Like Laura and Mike, we retired to White Rock from Winnipeg, and on one of our moves to a townhouse site called Westglen we met them and became close friends with much in common. Yes, on Saturdays we would meet them regularly at garage sales and tip each other off to where there were 'hot buys'. We enjoyed their hospitality, good humor and wise council. I enjoyed walks at the White Rock Beach with Mike and the talks we had. He spoke about Laura being both his wife and best friend and it is sure that Laura loved and respected Mike all their lives together. To the family.. we are truly sorry for your loss of a dear mother and a friend . Respectfully, Mary and Dick Hickling - Posted by: Dick Hickling (friend and neighbour) on: Jan 30, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Dean and Doug and their families. We met through a business transaction and immediately became friends. We were welcomed into their home in British Columbia and later spent a lot of time with them when they purchased a winter home in Arizona. So sorry that they're gone but the good memories remain. - Posted by: Ken and Rose Ginter (Friends) on: Jan 29, 2022

  • We offer our sympathies to the Anderson family in the loss of your wonderful mother and grandmother. When Laura moved from B.C. Back to Winnipeg we really missed her but we had telephone conversations to keep in touch. We liked going to the Casino together and spend our money and have a nice lunch..then back to sit on Laura's back patio that Mike built…for a glass of her homemade wine..always great fun!! We will always remember you Laura as the great friend that you were to us. - Posted by: Jim and Doreen Skews (Good friends from B.C.) on: Jan 29, 2022

  • Condolences from Lawrence & Lynn Heise: members of the SWAT slo pitch group - Posted by: Lawrence & Lynn Heise (friend) on: Jan 29, 2022

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