Fay Anderson

Obituary of Fay Edith Anderson


Fay Edith Anderson (nee Kingsland)

Fay passed away peacefully Thursday, October 20th, 2022, in the Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Canwood, SK


Born Dec. 11th, 1939, in Canwood Saskatchewan to Emma and Fred Kingsland. Fay’s family lived near Shell Lake then moved to Boro Green where she attended school with her sister Marlyn & brothers Colin and David. Youngest brother Sidney, too young to attend before the school was closed.

Fay married Alf Anderson son of Andrew and Siri Anderson of Marchant Grove Nov 1, 1958, in a double ceremony with sister Marlyn (Frank Howat). Alf farmed with his father Andrew and owned land with his brother Hans at Three Creeks where he built their first family home.

Fay and Alf had 3 sons born in Shellbrook, SK. while living on the farm: Stuart 1959, Ivan 1960, Michael 1962. In 1963 they moved to Hay River NT for work and welcomed daughter Gayle in 1964. They later moved to High Level, AB where their youngest son Robert was born in 1968 in Ft. Vermillion.

Alf moved Fay and children several more times over the next 10 years wherever work would take him including Ft. Providence, NT, Burnaby, BC, Enterprise, NT and finally again to Hay River in 1974.

Fay went to work for HH. Williams Memorial Hospital as a dietary aid to help settle the family for the next 20 years. Fay and Alf then moved to Fairview, AB in 1995, and finally to Canwood after Alf suffered a severe stroke. Fay would care for Alf until his passing in 2003.

In March 2010, Fay was diagnosed with cancer and received chemotherapy that further compromised her health. Fay suffered respiratory illness until her death.

Fay was a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, and cousin. She loved and was loved by all who knew her.  Fay was pre-deceased by her husband Alf, mother Emma, father Fred, sister Marlyn, brother Sidney and grand daughter Catherine.

Fay had a creative nature, she loved gardening, and enjoyed spending time with family. She was selfless and caring and always put others needs above her own.

She will be dearly missed; her struggle has ended as she has reunited with her beloved Alf.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.


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