Iris AndersonApril 13, 1936 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 81)
Iris Donna Winona Anderson
April 13, 1936 – May 24, 2017
Ever kind, Ever True
Mom is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed.
Mom passed away peacefully with her family by her side at North Battleford Union Hospital. Mom cherished her family and friends. Left to honour her love and her life is her family, daughter Sheila Pidwerbesky, Dallon (Elisa) Savannah, Delilah, Aleksander, Adair (Jaclyn) Owen and son Tanner Pidwerbesky, daughter Yvonne Anderson (Brad) Kellen, daughter Wendy Anderson, Ashton, Holly. Son Roy Anderson (Predeceased) Gray and Brittany.
Mom is also survived by her sister Doris, brother Harold (Merle) numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends.
Mom was predeceased by her husband James, son Roy, parents Edward and Maria Brunsch, sisters Gayleen and Devona and brother Ivan.
In Mom’s own words this is her story:
I was born and raised on a farm north of Radisson and married a farmer. I had dreams of being a nurse or a ballet dancer and I also grew up being a tomboy. Housework was a no-no for me. I loved the outdoors and still do. All the above came into play as life went on. Being a tomboy came into play when my husband of 16 years passed leaving me with 4 children – 1 son (oldest) and 3 daughters. I worked along side of him and learned how to operate machinery and continue to farm for 7 years. When my son married I moved to North Battleford with my youngest daughter. Wanting to be a nurse came into play when I got a job at the Regional Care Center. Not having any nurse training, I worked in the dining room. So I was able to do a little for the sick and elderly. But this only lasted for 5 short years as I hurt my back and had to quit. This was as close as I got to being a nurse! But it gave me the knowledge, love and patience it takes to care for loved ones. I was able to take care of my husband, my son, my Mom and Dad and my 2 sisters Gayleen and Devona. I drove RVs for 2 years from 1988 to 1990, transporting them from Indiana to Sarnia, BC, Calgary and Edmonton. I enjoyed this adventure as I got to see a lot of beautiful country. But once again this was short lived due to an accident at Thunder Bay. As for wanting to be a ballet dancer….that for sure was only a dream…but I do love dancing! I gave dancing lessons to some who didn’t have a clue of how to do any step except keep time to the music. Must say….they are good dancers now! Through the love of dancing, I’ve met many wonderful amazing people and all my special friends. For other hobbies I do crafts, knit, crochet, embroidery, read, gardening, puzzling and play the accordion. My girls are doing well with families of their own. God willing I plan to do some travelling and spending time with family and friends...
Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation goes out to Bart and his staff for their devoted and compassionate care given to our Mom all these years.
Thank you to the CCAs and the nursing staff who cared for our Mom during her hospital stay.
And a heartfelt thank you to Trevor and staff at Eternal Memories for their gentle guidance and being beacons of light in the days following Mom’s passing.
A celebration of Mom’s life will be held on Sunday July 23, 2017 at Denholm Hall from 2:00 - 6:00pm.
Wendy Zooky Sheila