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Anderson, Robert Louis - July 21,1952 - September 08,2022
Lou passed away at home with his loving wife and son by his side, country and western tunes playing and a westerly wind blowing through the window. He has gone to a place with calm waters, where winds and tides no longer matter. Lou overcame a few serious health issues over the past 20 years but could not win against cancer. Born in Victoria to Phil and Dorothy Anderson ( both deceased) he spent an active life outdoors. Leaving school before graduating, he became the mate on the Fishing Vessel, Viking Princess and so his life on the sea began. He moved to Port Alice, with his bride Cathy ( nee Chalmers ), in 1973. There they quickly became part of the small community. Lou became a member of the Port Alice (PA) Volunteer Fire Department, the PA Kinsmen Club and RCL #180. His coaching career started with PA Minor Hockey and moved to NI Eagle Rep Hockey where the Pee Wee Team won the Provincial title. He also coached the Port McNeill Downpour and Twisted Sisters women's teams. Lou was a dedicated employee for over 40 years in the Forest Industry. Retiring as Capt. Lou of the MV Mahatta 2. He made many friends throughout his career and lifetime. Hunting and Fishing were his favorite pass times. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Cathy, his son Eli (Jaclyn) and granddaughter Logann. As well as cherished sister in laws, Sandi Leatham (Gord deceased) and Deb Saxby (Rod), Mother in law Edwina Chalmers, nieces and nephews, cousins in Ontario and Quebec and many close personal friends who became our extended family. The family would like to thank Dr's and staff at the Port Alice Health Centre and Transplant Clinic #4 at RJH (current and retired) for their years of dedicated health care. By Lou's request, there will be no formal ceremony. His family will fulfill his wishes with a "send off" to be held outdoors in the Spring of 2023.
" UNTIL THE TWELVE OF NEVER, I'LL STILL BE LOVING YOU "
For those wishing to Donate in his name. B.C. Kidney Foundation and Terry Fox Foundation.
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