Helen May Anderson, 94, stepped into eternity on December 17, 2013 at her home, Arrowsmith Lodge in Parksville, BC with her 3 “Angels” close by. Born December 31, 1918 on a Milk River, Alberta homestead to Harry and Sylvia Lorentzon. She grew up, married Richard Anderson March 1, 1939 in Lethbridge, Alberta, raised 3 daughters in Lethbridge and at their farm in Stavely. Retiring to Kelowna in 1978 she shared her love of square dancing, homemaking, sewing, cooking, travelling, boating, entertaining and gardening. She moved to Vancouver Island March 2006 living the last 5½ years at Arrowsmith Lodge.

Predeceased by husband, Richard; sisters, Grace & Gladys; brothers, Roy & Fred; son-in-law, Frank; and grandson, Kent. Survived by daughters: Marilynn Kathrein (Michael) Allen, Donna (Phil) Kennedy and Bonnie Anderson (Varnel); grandchildren: Kim Kathrein, Todd (Carolyn) Kennedy, Jill (Pieter) Stathis, Dean Kennedy, Don Varnel, Natasha (Cary) Skidmore, Sean Varnel and Roxanne Kathrein; great grandchildren: Meghan, Carter, Olivia & Alexander; and 2 sisters-in-law, Thelma Lorentzon & Olive Anderson.

A Celebration of Life was held on the afternoon of December 27, 2013 at The Crown Isle, Parksville.

“She will be greatly missed for her quick wit and ready smile”

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