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Frank Elliott ANDERSON
Père : John ANDERSON
Mère : Elizabeth Elliott
Décès le : 2007-06-25
Parution : 2007-06-29
Conjoint(e) : Anna Helena Robertson
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

ANDERSON, Frank Elliott, Brigadier General (Ret'd) January 5, 1912 - 25 June, 2007 Frank Anderson, soldier, civil servant, and more importantly, husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather quietly won his last battle on Monday, June 25th, 2007 in Brockville, and joined his best friend and the love of his life, Anna Helena (Girlie), who predeceased him. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his son John Robertson Anderson, his son-in-law Wayne Hunt, his brother Tim Anderson, and his sister Jean Balharrie. Left to mourn are his daughter Fran Hunt of Brockville, Ontario, and her children Julie and her husband Rob, and Adam, his daughter-in-law Margaret Anderson of Elora, Ontario, and her children Heather and husband Derek, Jim and wife Arlene, David and wife Tomoko, Rob, and Tim, his son Charles D. Anderson and Pam of Brockville, Ontario, and their children Elliott and wife Lanna, Kate and husband Rob, Neil and John, and eleven great-grandchildren. Frank was born in Ottawa January 5, 1912, the first child of John Anderson and Elizabeth Elliott. In the midst of the depression he attended Queen's University (B.A. and B.Com, 1934), where he captained the track team and ran in the British Empire Games. On holiday back in Ottawa he met and fell in love with Girlie Robertson. They married as soon as studies and finances permitted, and formed a true matrimonial partnership that lasted 68 years. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Army and during the war rose through the ranks of the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps with assignments of ever increasing importance. At war's end he was persuaded to continue his military career with postings and further training at the Staff College in Washington, D.C., and the University of Toronto where he completed his Masters of Commerce before returning to Army Headquarters in Ottawa. Ultimately he served as the Director of Army Budget, and after the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces as Deputy Comptroller General. He retired from the Canadian Forces on a Friday, and commenced a second career in the civil service of Canada the following Monday. On reaching retirement age once more, he was persuaded to continue on as Chairman of the Contracts Dispute Settlement Board of the Department of Supply and Services on a part time basis, a position that he held to age 70. He lived a full and honourable life. He loved his family and his country, and taught those who knew and loved him to do the same. A graveside celebration of life and interment service will be held for both Frank and Girlie Anderson on July 7, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, followed by a reception in the Pinecrest Reception Centre. Memorial donations to the Canadian charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangement entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville. Visit a celebration of Life online memorial at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 6/29/2007 - 6/30/2007

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