Posted: October 16th, 2021



GERRY LENARD ANDERSON, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge with his family by his side after a valiant effort for life, on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at the age of 86 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and best friend of 66 years, Dorothy Anderson; his beloved children Brian (Suzi), Brent and Debbie (Rick); his precious grandchildren Kristin, Craig and Cody (Alyssa), and his most adored great-grandchildren Vada, Gracie and Jaxson. Gerry also leaves his siblings Alda (Jim-deceased), Bev (Norm) and Cindy (John-deceased).

He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Ruth Anderson.

Gerry was born in Vulcan in 1934. He moved to Lethbridge at an early age and served 13 years in the Reserve Army. Interested in mechanics, Gerry starting working at White Rose Automotive and from there became the proprietor/owner of Dieppe Service. He also got involved in stock car racing (car #47) during this time.

Gerry and his family moved to Fort McMurray from 1973-1979, where he managed a GM Dealership. After returning to Lethbridge, he and Tom Ayehart started Tom & Gerry’s Auto Service in 1982. After Tom’s passing, Gerry and his son Brent then partnered together and the business continues to operate today.

Gerry was very active in sports and enjoyed racketball, curling and was an avid golfer. He also had a great love for RV camping. Woodworking was Gerry’s hobby and passion and he put his heart and soul into many treasured pieces that with loving hands he crafted for his family.

Gerry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

At Gerry’s request, there will be no funeral service.

“Yellow Always Wins”


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3 Condolences for “ANDERSON, Gerry”

  1. Jack and Chris Wilson says:

    Our heart goes out to Dorothy and her family. We have many fond memories of Gerry golfing and enjoying a beer afterwards. Always smiling and happy.
    He was a great mechanic and serviced our vehicles many times over the past few years.
    We never heard him complain, his friendly demeanor was one his best attribute.
    He will be missed. Hugs

  2. Larry Schweigert says:

    So sorry to hear of Gerrys passing. He was a very nice man. A great asset to the world. He will definitely be missed and thought of often!!!

  3. Layne WHipple says:

    We lost another Lethbridge icon of the automotive industry this week and one of my mentors. I have known Gerry since 1970 and have been friends with him all this time.

    He taught me numerous facts of life, about friendship, business, racing and a shit load of mechanical things. When I first met Gerry he was running Dieppe Service on 28th Street South. He was a businessman and I was a 15 year old hippy freak, but he treated me very well.

    I will always remember the times that I spent in that building, seeing his smiling face and gentle words. I then dealt with him for years as my customer when I ran C.E.P. Automotive. He will truly be missed.

    My condolences to the entire Anderson family.

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