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Anderson, Dan Olaf
June 27, 1941 - March 7, 2020
Service:  Information about a celebration of Dan’s life will follow in the coming weeks


Anderson, Daniel

It is with great sadness that we announce the last ride of Dan Olaf Anderson, who passed on March 7, 2020. Though he fought with all of the grit that one would expect of a cowboy, in the end, cancer proved too strong and he could fight no longer.

Dan was born on June 27, 1941 to Hedwin Anderson and Olive Wilson in Hespero, Alberta. In his youth, Dan-O preferred hard work in a bush camp, and hitch-hiked to the site where his mother cooked for the crews. Throughout his life, he worked on numerous oil rigs, both at home and overseas. He established Ram River Ranches, where he raised horses, elk and longhorn cattle. He saw many of the beautiful places in the world while working and playing, but his true passion could be found in the West Country, in the hills and passes of the Rocky Mountains - whether it be on pack trips, hunting expeditions or clearing his adopted trail. In his later years, he and Deb spent many hours in the hills, looking for wild horses. Dan was born to be on a horse and in the mountains is where he thrived. Dan will always be remembered for his big smile and his ten gallon hat.

Dan is survived by his partner Deb, his siblings Russell (Stella), Marion (Dan), Bernie (Barb), and his children Ron (Debra), Charlette (Dave), Tawnya (Kodi), Kyle (Sayword), as well as his grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many other family and friends. We will miss you and wish you a safe ride, wherever that horse may take you.

Information about a celebration of Dan’s life will follow in the coming weeks Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

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


So sorry to learn of Dan's passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences. Cousins - Lyle Anderson, Barbara ( Anderson ) Armstrong, Joyce ( Anderson ) Thacker and families.
Dick and Gail Kent:
We haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you Deb, but for sure please accept our condolences. Dan and his siblings are my (Dick’s) first cousins, and when we were kids we spent a lot of time together. Much later, I remember helping Dan navigate his way through tickets and security etc on his first overseas trip from Edmonton to Norway, how long ago that seems now.
Our very best regards to all of my Anderson cousins and to their extended families too.
Richard (Dick) and Gail Kent, S. Surrey, BC
Rene Garnett McDonald:
So sorry to hear,Roy will have his buddy back
Randy bernier:
You were a true friend and a hell of a rig hand. My thoughts go to the family. Rip Danny
Jean Bootsma:
My condolences to Deb and the Anderson family, Dan was a good man. So easy going. He's going to be missed.
Haider Abbas:
My heartfelt condolences Kyle/Sayword and to the andersons, keeping the whole family in my prayers.
Greg Verhaeghe :
Condolences, from our family!
Terry Osborne:
So sorry to hear this.Condolences to Dans family
Brian and Dianne Lenz:
Uncle Brian and Auntie Di want to express our sympathy to you Deb. We never had the privilege of meeting Dan but always understood he was one fine fella. He will surely be missed and we trust you have many fond memories of good times spent together over the years. Hugs.
Tony Visotto:
He will be missed by many, we lost a good one.
Leslie McNabb:
A kind and patient man. He took us out and showed us his beloved back country. He had an impish grin and a beautiful laugh. He will be sorely missed by all who knew. watching Dan and Deb together was a lesson in love and respect. Special love to Deb who gave Dan the chance to be at home until he left us.
Brian and Val Adams:
Condolence the Anderson family
Neil and Joan Adams:
We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.May your memories always hold him in your hearts. He will be truly missed by many.
Brenda Thompson :
Loved that smile of yours and joking around with you ! You will be remembered and memories held close to the heart by many. Sending strength, hugs and lots of love to family!
Gerald and Brenda:
Our condolences to you and Kyle and your children. It's not an easy time. We'll be praying for you.
Bernie ,Sylvia Sundsten (Hooey):
To all the family our deepest sympathy and prayers that you may heal and remember all this man was to you all.
Loving and caring smile that would melt your hearts and wonder what he was thinking. All are hugs to the family in the days ahead .
Tyler & Janet Courtright :
To the extended family and friends of the Andersons, our thoughts are with you during this time. Dan was a great friend to my Dad Bill, most of the good memories of my youth were riding with Dad and Dan. May the sun be warm on his face and the horses fast where he's going.
The Brennan Family:
Our condolences to the family.
Reggie :
Will miss u big boss
Deepest condolences
Mikki Newell and son Cole Colosimo:
We send our heartfelt condolences to all if Dans family and friends. God bless, RIP Mr. Anderson, you will be missed by many and remembered always.
Matt Leonard :
Dan O was a true “Cowboy Legend”. To the family my deepest condolences. He taught me a lot! I’m proud to have known him as well as I did.
Lance and Janette Strom:
Our heartfelt condolences to the Anderson families. RIP Dan may God ride with you.
Marnie Paquette (Langford) :
Hugs to you all.
Bodil Challand :
To Tha Anderson Family
So sorry for your loss ....RIP

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