Kathleen “Kay” Mary (Becker) Anderson
July 20, 1916 ~ January 14, 2016
Kay Anderson, daughter of Violet Bury from Liverpool, England, and Fred Becker from Kitchener, Ontario, passed away in Creston Valley Hospital after suffering for three weeks from a broken hip.
Kay’s mother came to Marysville, BC from Liverpool, England in 1912 and there she met Fred Becker who she married in 1914. Kay was born in Cranbrook in 1916 and from there the family moved to the Gull Lake area where they suffered through the flu epidemic of 1919, the Great Depression, and the dust storms of the 1930’s.
Kay received a grade 10 education in her country school with the teacher helping with correspondence.
In 1938 she married Jim Anderson of Hazlet, Saskatchewan. Monte was born in 1939, Karen in 1943. The family moved for a brief time in 1943 to Clearwater, BC but Jim got a call for the army so the family had to move back to Saskatchewan. Just as Jim was to be sent overseas the war finished and the family moved back to Clearwater, BC in 1946. Their second daughter Janice was born in Kamloops in 1954. In 1955, the family moved back to Saskatchewan with son, Raymond being born in 1956. In 1971 they moved to Creston, BC.
Kay was one of the first to move into Crest View Village. She loved her stay in this luxurious home where she remained until she fell and broke her hip, just before this past Christmas and dying in the Creston hospital Thursday, January 14, 2016- her hundredth year!Her family is so thankful to the staff of Crest View Village for providing their
mom and grandma with a wonderful environment and great care in her final years and also to the staff of the Creston Valley Hospital for their loving care in her final days.
Kay was predeceased by her parents Fred and Violet Becker; her husband Jim in 2011, after 73 years of marriage; three brothers, Bill, Kenneth and Alec; two sisters, Violet and Mae; brothers-in-law Max, Bill, Ivan Anderson, Maurice Acre, Charles Easterbrook and Kelly Holtby; sisters-in-law Mabel Easterbrook, Nora Anderson, Pat Baskerville, Ruth Acre, and Mary Becker.
Kay Anderson is survived by her four children: Monte Anderson of Creston and Carol Anderson of Calgary: Ray (MaryEllen) Anderson of Calgary; Karen (John) Skelton of Calgary, Janice Anderson of Calgary ; ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; sister Hazel (Dayton) Toney of Gull Lake; sisters-in-law Pearl Becker of Saskatoon, SK, Kay Holtby of Gull Lake, SK, Myrt Anderson of Swift Current, SK, and Peggy Anderson of Enderby, BC; and brothers-in-law Art Anderson of Bow Island, AB, and Bob Baskerville of Hazlet, SK.
The Funeral Service was held in Creston Baptist Church, with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.