ANDERSON, H. Wayne 1938 – 2017

Anderson, Wayne, of Vulcan, beloved husband of Gerrie, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Vulcan Community Health Centre, on February 19, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Wayne was born on October 25, 1938 in Lethbridge to Bill and Annie Anderson. He attended Barrhill and Turin School before moving to Champion in 1952, where he finished his schooling. Wayne farmed with his dad and on August 15, 1963, he married Gerrie Blackford and they settled in the Champion/Vulcan area. Wayne was a farmer at heart and enjoyed farming alongside his own son, Sheldon.

Wayne was a member of the Champion Lions Club, Champion Curling Club as well as the Vulcan Minor Hockey Association. He was an avid sports fan and was involved in baseball, curling and hockey for many years. Coaching baseball was something that Wayne really enjoyed. In 1985, he was involved in the formation of the first Foothills “AA” Midget hockey team.

Wayne and Gerrie were fortunate to be able to travel many places, including Europe, the Caribbean, South America (Venezuela), Central America (Costa Rica), Cuba, and Amazon.

Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and all their activities. He will be dearly missed by all. Besides his loving wife Gerrie, Wayne is survived by his children Sheldon (Leanne) Anderson of Vulcan and Kim (Kevin) Booth of Milo, six grandchildren – Taylor (Faren) Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Kylee, Larissa, Kaden and Brogan Booth. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Annie Anderson and brother Arvid Anderson in 1958.

As per Wayne’s request, no service will be held at this time.

Tributes in Wayne’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Community Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through

15 Responses to ANDERSON, H. Wayne 1938 – 2017
  1. Jane Jensen says:

    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our sincere sympathy!
    Merlin & Jane Jensen

  2. Doug Munton says:

    Gerrie, Sheldon and Kim : It is with a heavy heart that I write this note. I thought so much of Wayne and thru the years we had such a good friendship and business relationship . In my early years I learned so much from him . He was so wise yet so humble . He and Wayne Davey taught me a lot . Words cannot express how I feel about losing Wayne . My thoughts and prayers are with you all . It must be so hard for you but Wayne would want you to carry on fulfilling the dreams that he had for his beloved family . Love you guys and appreciate you a bunch !
    Doug Munton

  3. Donna Graham says:

    Gerri’s just learned of Wayne’s passing. We are in San Diego. You have a big hug coming from us. Express our condolences to Kim and Sheldon as well.

  4. Peter Anderson says:

    My sinsere condolences to you and your family. Wayne was one of my favorite cousins, a real good guy.

  5. Margaret Liska says:

    Gerrie, Sheldon, Kim and family –
    My deepest sympathy with the loss of Wayne.
    Share the memories and the joys. He was a great cousin.

  6. Sheilah M. Featherstone says:

    Dearest Gerri and Family,
    My condolences to you on losing Wayne.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you!!
    Sheilah Shaw Featherstone

  7. Eric Ericksen says:

    Gerri, Kim, Sheldon and families, we remember Wayne fondly, and pass our sincerest condolences upon hearing the news of his passing. Eric and Roxanne.

  8. arthur anderson says:

    Gerrie, Sheldon, Kim and family –
    Our deepest sympathy with the loss of Wayne.
    Share the memories and the joys. He was a great cousin.

  9. Shirley & Ross Zuehlke says:

    Gerrie, Sheldon, Kim and families,
    We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing, please accept our deepest sympathy and we wish you peace and comfort at this very difficult time.
    Ross & Shirley Zuehlke

  10. The Lundgren family says:

    Gerri, Sheldon ,Kim and families. We are so sorry to hear of Waynes passing — a good friend. May you feel the caring and thoughts of you during the days ahead.

  11. Ralph Umscheid says:

    My condolences to Gerrie Kim Sheldon and families I have fond memories of having conversations with Wayne he was a very knowledgeable man and generous along with Gerrie for the lodging when I was in no shape to drive home from Vulcan social events many years ago he will be missed

  12. Gord and Rainie Jacksteit says:

    Gerrie, Kim, Sheldon and families,
    May the happy memories of good times with Wayne sustain you in the days ahead. Wayne was a real good guy and we will miss him. Our sincerest sympathy goes to all of you.

  13. Bob, Char, AJ and Dakota Fisher says:

    Gerrie, Sheldon &Leanne, Kim & Kevin and families,

    Please accept our familie’s deepest condolences on the loss of Wayne.

    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

    Bob, Char, AJ and Dakota Fisher

  14. Juanita (Umscheid) McNair says:

    Gerrie, Sheldon, Leanne, Kim, Kevin & families,

    Thinking of you, with sincere sympathy.

    Juanita (Umscheid) McNair

  15. michael woodward says:

    m I am deeply to hear of wayans passing he was very good to me. you must be strong and carry on make him proud take care Michael.