With broken hearts we must say goodbye to our beloved Lennart, our amazing husband and father. Len was born in Dauphin, Manitoba to Anders Sigfrid Anderson and Astrid Carolina Jonsson. ). After graduating for City Park Collegiate in Saskatoon, Len and his brother Gordon travelled through Europe and were instrumental in re-establishing a bond with the family in Sweden. He was very proud of his heritage and established some of the Swedish customs in our home through traditional music and food.
Len was a man of many talents. He had an inherent knowledge of how things work – a successful ” Mr. Fix-It “. Fun-loving, intelligent, quick-witted and creative with a sunny, gentle disposition, he was a wonderful family man. He enjoyed being together as we all worked to transform our rough country property into a little garden of Eden.
Well-read with broad literary tastes ranging from Archie comics to scientific journals, he was an engaged and interesting conversationalist. Len loved animals and nurtured many foundlings: from chipmunks, raccoons and wild birds to, most recently, his dear squirrel Brucie. He always kept an eye out for animals in distress and once stopped the car to escort a turtle across a busy highway to safety.
Predeceased by his parents, son Anders Gregory, nephew Michael Velvick, brother Gordon (Lilian) and sister Joan Brownridge. He will be sorely missed by Orpha, his loving wife of 62 years, his adoring daughters Andrea, Cara and Melanie, sister Elsie (Tony Velvick), brother Brian (Anne Marie) as well as extended family in Sweden and western Canada. Sincere thanks to the outstanding nursing staff in 2 West at Ajax Pickering Hospital.
Floral tributes gratefully declined. Raw peanuts in the shell, or any nuts in the shell would be welcome!
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 15th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 119 Church Street South in Ajax. Viewing from 10 a.m. at the church. Service at 11, interment at Erskine Cemetery and reception to follow at the church.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Lennart Anderson 1932 2018..