We Remember

ANDERSON, Dorothy Caroline

April 28, 1929 — February 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Caroline Anderson announce her passing on February 6, 2021, at the age of 91.

Dorothy was loved by all who met her.  Affectionately known as “Nana” to almost all, she had an incredible love for children and gathered small friends wherever she went.  She was generous and loving to everyone and had a beautiful smile that lit up a room.  Dorothy was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and loved to tell stories of her childhood.  She married an Alberta farm boy in the early 1950s, and moved to Alberta to begin her life as a farmer’s wife.

Dorothy proudly raised 5 daughters, and was a wonderful and caring mother.  She loved to garden, cook and bake, knit and crochet, and was a fantastic seamstress.  She took her love of creating matching outfits for her girls and later made a career from her sewing skills – sewing NHL hockey pants.  She also took the time to lovingly and patiently pass her skills and hobbies on to her family as they grew.  Dorothy was extremely proud of her 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She talked about them all often, and her great-grandchildren were especially the lights of her life in her later years.  She had a deep love of music, that she passed along to her daughters as she taught them to sing harmonies almost as soon as they could talk.  Even in her last days, the starting chords of a hymn would bring a sense of calm and happiness to her.

Dorothy will be honoured and never forgotten.  She leaves her family with beautiful memories that will become their strength as they navigate life without their Mother, Grandmother, Nana.

She is survived by her daughters Janice (Allen), Rose (Myron), Karen, and Lori Anne (Trent); her grandchildren Mindy, Deane, Michael, Steven, Sean (Brittney), Zachary, Alisanne, and Sanae (Jessy); and her great-grandchildren Darryl, Tyson, Jeremy, Caden, Carly, and Maverick; along with her brother Herb. Dorothy was sadly predeceased by her loving husband Bob; daughters Patsy and Colleen; sisters Hilda and May; and her son-in-law Wayne.

Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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I’ll Be Waiting for You

Although your heart may be broken,
There’s no need to weep for me.
I’m in a wonderful place now,
Where I’m happy and so carefree

I had to go, but I’ve left behind
Good memories to comfort you.
Concentrate on the best times we had,
And try not to feel so blue.

For one day we’ll be together again,
To laugh and sing and play.
You’ll be so glad to see me again,
It will seem I was gone just one day.

So try to lift up your heads now,
And dare to set grief aside,
Because l’ll be waiting here for you,
To welcome you to the other side.

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Lymphoma Society of Canada Link: www.llscanada.org




  • Rosa Kasstan says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. This is a beautifully written obituary. My condolences to you and the family.
    Rosa Kasstan

  • Heather Kolankowski says:

    To my dearest friend Lori Anne and her family: Your mother is always with you, in your memories, laughter, joy and future. Although I have not met Dorothy I know she is a lovely person simply because of her beautiful daughter Lori and amazing grandchildren Alisanne and Zachary. Dorothy’s legacy will live on in everyone she touched……..our deepest wishes for fond memories, much love and joy in the future. -Heather and Mike Kolankowski – Friends of the Family

  • Margaret Hossack says:

    In times like this there is little that can be said to ease the pain and loss you feel; But be assured that loving thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow. May God bless and keep you in His care. Dorothy will be remembered for her kindness, love for others and her love for God. Looking forward to the resurrection when we will meet again.

  • Karen Ross says:

    Lori, I’m so sorry for your loss. what a gift to have her with you so long!❤


    We have been created in God’s image to love each other and to glorify Him. Dorothy went above and beyond with her love of others and of God, in full honor and glory of His name. Many sweet visits at Sun Pointe Village and Fern Brae Manor with a beautiful Sister in Christ. Dorothy holds a special place in my heart and I look forward to the day we shall be reunited upon Jesus’ return. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you Karen and extended families for your loss. Blessings upon all of you.

  • Marites says:

    I am sad to hear your loss Rose…. I’m sending my love and prayers to the whole family. Take care always.I am amused with your mom’s Journey. She will be with our Creator but her memories will always be in your heart . God bless and condolence once again.

  • Shirley Desrosiers says:

    My condolences to Dorothy’s family. She was a lovely lady with a ready smile and time for a chat when I would visit Karen. You ladies have such awesome singing voices what a wonderful legacy your Mom has left behind.

  • Hilda Snyders says:

    It was such a pleasure to get to know your mother, Dorothy. Such a beautiful lady, who was such a blessing to those who knew her. I pray that God will bless you and your family at this difficult time. I am looking forward to the time when Jesus comes to raise the dead and we will be reunited with Dorothy. Blessings to you all.

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

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