ANDERSON GertrudePosted: January 9th, 2014
1921-2013 It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Gertrude “Trudy” Anderson at Vista Village, on December 27, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
Trudy was born in Pincher Creek on October 10, 1921. She was raised, went to school in the Spring Ridge District and high school in Pincher Creek. Trudy knew from a young age she wanted to become a school teacher, after graduating and taking teachers training her career took off. She taught in many districts in Alberta, for many years, eventually settling and teaching in Lethbridge. During one of her school summer vacations in Peace River area she met her future husband Burt. They married in Lethbridge in 1955. After their marriage they moved to Prince Rupert, B.C. where he worked as the Manager of C.P. Air and Trudy in the School system. They lived in Prince Rupert for 14 years before transferring to Winnipeg. While living in Winnipeg Trudy enjoyed dancing, bowling, involvement in church groups, playing cards with her dearest friends and was a devoted member of the “Order of Royal Purple” for 25 years. During their 43 years of marriage both Burt and Trudy enjoyed travelling, taking them to various parts of the world. After Burt’s passing in January of 1998, Trudy’s failing eye sight forced her to move back to Lethbridge in 2005 and later moved to Pincher Creek Vista Village in 2010. Trudy is survived by her brother Jim (Jeannette), closest cousin Eleanor, cousins, nieces and nephews and extended families. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Elizabeth Duffield, brothers and sisters Ethel (Pete) Nickle, Bill (Betty), Gordon, Leslie (Irene) and Lois (John) Szostak. A Celebration of Life at her resting place in Fairview Cemetery will take place with family at a later date. Those who wish may donate to the Good Samaritan Society Vista Village, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.