We are deeply saddened to share that Richard (Rick) Anderson has left this world a month short of his 51st birthday. He was born at Grand Forks, B.C., on December 29, 1960, to George and Zena Anderson, and died at home on November 30, 2011. Rick grew up and remained, all his years, in the Boundary area, among family and his many, many friends.

Rick was kind and gentle, a thoughtful, generous man, who livened up any situation with his sense of humour. This and his playfulness were very evident in his connection with children. He’d often have them giggling and laughing unreservedly. The loving respect he had for his mother and brother Johnny is a warm memory each will carry with them to their own graves. Wherever he went, Rick always let Mom know he was safe. He didn’t hesitate to express his love; the last words to his mother were “I love you”, something she will cherish always.

We give thanks to all who took time to share our grief- family, friends, and neighbours. Your kind and generous donations, as well as words of compassion, were a comfort in helping us deal with the sudden death of our son and brother. We are especially grateful to Mayor Brian Taylor, Reverend Shenstone and J. J. Verigin Jr., who paused in busy schedules to share our grief with kindness, support and understanding. This helped enfold us in a wider, caring community.

We loved you, Rick from birth to death, and will love you still to our own last breath. We thank God for the privilege of having you in our lives for 51 years and ask Him to embrace your spirit, keeping you safe and at peace in His eternal consciousness.

No service by request. Grand Forks Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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