ANDERSON – Lelia McVicar Anderson Brooks, Alberta died on July 18, 1984 at the age of 88 years. She was born at St. George, New Brunswick on May 19, 1896 and attended school there. She graduated as a school teacher and taught for three years in St. John, N.B. and came west to Alberta teaching at Burdett also in the Scandia district in 1924. She married Carl Anderson at Winnipeg, Manitoba in January, 1928. She returned to Scandia teaching one more year and farmed in the district until 1947 when she moved to Brooks where she has resided since. She was a member of the Brooks United Church and served as a Sunday school teacher, served on the Brooks School Board for several years and was an ardent curler. She was predeceased by her parents; five brothers; and four sisters. Surviving are her husband Carl Anderson of Brooks; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Anderson of Lethbridge and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held in the Brooks United Church on Saturday, July 21.at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend James Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clarence Bengtson, Allen Nielsen, Cecil Reeves, Allen Axelson, Kermith Anderson and Lawrence Johnson. If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Brooks United Church Memorial Fund. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Brooks Bulletin July 25, 1984 Roll 38 Image