Delmer Albert Colin Anderson

January 28, 2019 27 Condolences Print Obituary

Delmer Albert Colin Anderson, 59, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on January 23 2019 in Edmonton, AB

He is survived by his children; Lawrence (Vanessa), Matthew, and Amelia, his grandchildren; Molly and Noel. His siblings, David (Charlotte), Susan-Colleen, Sharon, and Tricia; his nieces and nephews; Alexis, Chelsea, Lawrence John I, Christian and Lawrence John II. He is also survived by numerous other loved family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and June Anderson, and his nephews Zachary and Catlin.

Del was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on July 13 1959. He moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1979 as an eager-to-work 20 year old man. After a battle with addictions he decided in 1987 to begin his journey of sobriety that he conquered just shy of 32 years. Through out these years he stayed deeply involved in his community and committed to his goal. He was known as the guy who always had a story to tell, a good word to share, some wisdom, or a bad joke.

He loved his indigenous roots, he was a cultural keeper, he loved hunting, and fishing, working with his hands, picking medicine, berries, and staying connected to the earth.

He lived a simple life, not always by choice, but with that his love stayed strong; a caring heart that was shared with his friends and family when needed. His mentorship and contagious laughter will be dearly missed.

We’d like to thank the Emergency Response Team, the Doctors, and Nurses at the Royal Alexander Hospital who fought hard to try to keep him in this world. We appreciate what you have to do on a regular basis, thank you for giving yourself for this kind of work.

All are welcome to attend the wake scheduled for Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 6-9pm at Trinity Funeral Home

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Del will be missed by many as he was truly a Pillar in the recovery Community. I am grateful to have been blessed to trudge the road along side of him.
    He didn’t just talk the talk, he walked the walk. Hiy hiy Del for the caring human being that you are.

  2. My Condolences to the Anderson family ??

  3. My heart truly goes out to your family. Del was an amazing person. He put his heart into whatever he did and I will miss his strong messages and talks he had with me.

    He will be missed forever. Xoxoxo

  4. Rest in peace Del

  5. Sending my condolences to Del’s children and family Del you well be missed by many.You were an honest great man who helped so many on their Healing Journey.God has taken an Angel Home.Go Rest High on the mountains Del your work on Earth is done

  6. RIP Del condolences to the family

  7. He will be missed for he was a mentorship to many! His wisdom about everything and everyone was mostly spot on! He was a good mentor to all and friend!

  8. Del, adopted me as His Mentor, Friend and Brother in 1987 when he came to my Reserve Home to undergo “Rituals of Wellness”. These fasting rituals remain a vital connection to our relationship and ultimate “Friendship”, and “Traditional Brotherhood”. He became my sole connection to Urban Life when my Family decided to launch a new way of life in moving to Edmonton in 2006. We hunted the foothills, mountains, and the Boreal Forest in search of the depleting Traditional Medicine, our traditional lifestyle that has withstood Colonization despite its Urban Setting. I will Physically miss my traditionally adopted-loved Brother, for who he was, what he was, and why our lives interconnected, but such is destiny. I have yet to Cry, as we will remain forever connected Spiritually. God Bless us all.

    • Thankyou for wisdom knowledge n strength for your help in tiny finding the red road. May you be with me in the spirit always luv tinyar

  9. Rest cousin, you will be missed

  10. Deepest Sympathy to Anderson family . Your in my thoughts and prayers ?? R.I.P. Delmer? Gone But Not Forgotten ♥️ ♥️

  11. My sincere condolences to all his family n extended family n friends.

  12. As you celebrate life and love in the Spirit World, we honor your soul’s journey here on Mother Earth. It’s an honor to have shared a part of our journey together. Love you cuz and see you in the Spirit World one day! Condolences from all my family!

  13. Sending since condolences to his family ,words cant Express the sadness I feel he was a good friend a good good listener,as as well as my hunter,you,ll be missed by many but never forgotten..Rest Easy my friend till we meet again ..from the Rider Family

    • Condolences to the Family and Friends of Del Anderson..He will be missed. So sad..Too young..Prayers..RIP..Love Sonia..Love you all

  14. It was an honour to have u as a very gd friend. It was also honour for you to present me with my 36 yr AA bday cake last October. I remember the first couple yrs of my sobriety when we hung out most weekends. The many dances we went to n the dance practises we attended. When u told me that u looked up to me n that I was a role model for u, i was very honoured. I remember the talks we had about sobriety. I was proud that u ended up finding ur own path in sobriety. I will miss u my friend

  15. Nothing but great memories. Del always made me feel welcomed and I appreciate all the time he spent with me and my sports growing up.

  16. Our deepest condolences to the Anderson family,Del was and will be remembered as a fun loving and caring individual.

  17. Our deepest condolences to the Anderson family,Del will be remembered as a fun loving and caring individual who always had something nice to say.Rob and Dale Fiddler.

  18. Heartfelt thoughts, prayers&condolences to your family.
    I forever hold you close in my heart❤. Though we’ve lost such an amazingly beautiful man,Heaven has their Angel.Thank you for our 3+decade long,cherished memories!Our moments,I FOREVER hold sacred!! You are so very loved???

  19. My heart is sad
    I will miss my friend
    I am honoured to be in ceremony along his side
    You ave my laughs & love
    I will miss your jokes and laughs & love for people
    to walk by their side during their stuggles
    One love my friend
    ????????

  20. My deepest sympathy for Del’s family. He was a wonderful man who gave me much hope when I had none he will be forever missed

  21. My deepest condolences to the Anderson family. At this time of sorrow I remember Del’s support to my son, Craig and for that I will always be grateful. Hiy hiy

  22. I always enjoyed seeing Del he always had a big smile and joked around with us always kind hearted was a pleasure to have known him R.I.P my friend.Our deepest condolences to all the family.

  23. Del will be missed. I met Del when I first started my own journey many years ago. His words of wisdom helped me in many as I walked a new path. Wish I could be there however I am in my own physical recover y at the moment.

  24. My condolences to his family. I met Del when he and I were employed at creating hope society a more than a few more years back. I still ran into him at meetings, cultural events. Del was quite the character always a smile on his face, he had quite the sense of humour we shared many belly laughs. Last time I seen him which was a couple months ago we were at a meeting and we were asked to be quite cause disruptionung the meeting as we were laughing too much. Rest In Peace my friend. Safe journey

  25. My thoughts and feeling are so confused at this time, its said the creator only takes the best and believe me you were one of the best. I will miss you dearly my good friend, you were one of a kind. people come and go in life but you attached strings to my heart you were always there to lift my spirits with your contagious laugh and humor and allowed me to be me… may the creator take you in his loving arms and lead you to that promised land..
    Miss you lots…love you…

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