William Joseph Anderson

February 26, 1977 – October 24, 2021
In loving memory ~
William Joseph Anderson was a son, husband, dad, nephew, cousin, and a friend to many. Bill also known as Will passed away quietly on Sunday, October 24, 2021, with his mom and wife at his side. With great courage and dignity, he fought an intense battle with cancer. He was a friend of the Internet and researched and found out many ways to cope, sometimes coming out on top, other times not so much. He was 44 years young.
He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife – Debbie, and their children, AJ and Emily, his mom, Betty, mother-in-law Myrna and father- in-law Stan, Aunt Kay (and husband Don), Aunt Mary (and cousins Caleb and Jordan), Uncle Phil (who was like a father to him), Aunt Theresa (husband Rick and cousin Ben), Uncle John (wife Eileen), cousin Wayne (wife Tammy, and their kids Kaleb and Danica), cousin Greg (partner Marylou) and son Rowen, cousin Kim (husband James and their children) and many close friends. His father, Richard, predeceased him many years previous.
Bill was born with a zest for life. He just loved to have fun, loved sports and was always involved with friends. At an early age he learned how to swim, to ski, to skate, to skateboard, do pop-a- wheelies on his mountain bike, play soccer and jump off cliffs (unbeknownst to his mom). He has always loved dogs and leaves behind his beloved”Phoebe”. Helearnedhowtoskydive when he lived up north, loved to go fishing with his cousins, play lawn darts, do puzzles, play crib, watch and agonize over politics and relax and watch the films of the 1990’s. He had a creative side and enjoyed welding together coat racks and art pieces, fixing his motorcycles, fixing a lot of things. He renovated much of his house. He loved that house and wanted to live there until he died, and he did.
He took a year’s course at Capilano College – studying sociology and art history and then trained as a welder/boilermaker. He worked as a welder/boilermaker for most of his adult life up north in the Edmonton and Fort McMurray areas.
Thank you for the support, Bill received from Dr. Malpass, Dr. McKay, Dr. Coleshill and the many nurses at Kootenay Lake General Hospital.
A life well lived – brave, thoughtful, full of zest and strength. We salute you, Billy!
“And think of him as living in the heart of those he touched…..for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
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