In Memory Of


Russel Hedwin Anderson

Sep 17, 1934 - Oct 6, 2020


  As per Russel's request no service will be held.


Memorial donations in Russel’s name may be made to the Cancer Society.


Anderson, Russel


It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Russel Hedwin Anderson on October 6, 2020 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Russel was born on September 17, 1934 in Sylvan Lake, Alberta to Olive and Hedwin Anderson.

Russel attended a country school at Hardindell, where he got his grade 8. He then started working at logging and cat skinning. On November 28, 1958 Russell married Stella, then in 1963 Russell got his welding ticket, which took them on many adventures: from Eckville, Red Deer, Slave Lake to finally settle down in Rocky Mountain House. Russel chased rigs and pipelines all over Alberta, then at 81 years old, while working at Challand Pipeline, he passed the C.W.B. and was the oldest welder to pass that test in Alberta, which was one of his proudest achievements. Russel’s motto was ‘Anything you could buy, he could fix’ and he could make anything you couldn’t buy. He loved the outdoors: from pack trips, quadding, sledding, fishing, road trips in the motorhome and let’s not forget gold panning.

Russel’s pride and joy were his grandchildren and great grandbabies, who each one played in his shirt pocket.

Russel will be sadly missed by his wife Stella; his sons: Cecil (Shelly), Wayne (Cherry), Eddie (Marcinda) and Raymond (Debbie); his 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 expected great great grandchild.

Russel was predeceased by his parents: Olive and Hedwin, his son Randy, granddaughter Marcinda, grandson Cody, nephew David, brother-in-law George Holenko and brother Danny.

Russel will be in our hearts, forever and always.

As per Russel’s request no service will be held.

Memorial donations in Russel’s name may be made to the Cancer Society.

Rocky Funeral and Sylvan Lake Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626


Darcy Dirsten :

My condolences to the family. I worked for Russ when I was 18. I learned so much from him, from welding to machining. He’d show you how then turn you loose. I still use many one liners I heard from him. I appreciated him breaking me out. He was a good man for sure. I’m sad to hear of his passing.

Diane and Harvey Otteson:

Our condolences for your loss.
Russel was one of a kind .
He won't be forgotten.

Richard Imeson :

Thoughts and prayer to the family
Russ was very outgrowth guy do most anything for you had Russ and Wayne do welding from the early 80s and never complain but always had a good story to tell

Shirley Szoke:

So sad to hear of Russ’s passing. Although I didn’t know him personally, did hear a lot of stories about him from Tony who enjoyed working with him. Seems to me Russ and Tony were known as the “two old guys” at Challands. Sending condolences and prayers to you Stella and your family during these difficult day’s. Cherish your memories .

Bobbi Jo Clark:

Russ was a great guy. He will be missed. Have so many great memories of him working at Challand. Deepest condolences to his family.

Dallas Carson:

My deepest condolences to Russ’s family. I’ve got many memories with him that will be with me for ever. I got the pleasure of learning from one of the best, he was / is the best mentor a person could ask for.
Thank you Russ.

Dale & Terrie Speight:

So very sorry for you loss Stella and family. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. Russel will be missed by all who knew him. Cherish your fond memories.

Herb Glenn:

Sorry to hear Russ passed away. I have many good memories of him. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Warren and Diana Randall:

We are so sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. He was a good man. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Mary Ames:

my sincerest condolences to the Anderson family

Dawn & Donn Mason:

Sending our deepest sympathies in your loss; Russell was a well respected man by many and will be missed. Thinking of you all at this time...

Allan Titford:

Russ was a hard working and honest guy, giving lots and not expecting anything back. He was a great mentor to me working at Flint Engineering - taught me so much about welding and pipelining. We had a lot of respect for each other. Russ was so good natured and had a great big laugh that could put a smile on your face. One of The Good Guys .. thanks for being a friend Russell, going to miss you.

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