Jody Donald Anderson
The family of Jody Anderson is very sad to announce his unexpected passing in Devon, Alberta on January 5th, 2019 at the age of 46. Born in Medicine Hat in 1972 and raised primarily in the Pincher Creek area, Jody lived and worked throughout Southern and Central Alberta, living most recently in Devon while working in Nisku, near Edmonton. Jody is survived by his two beloved children, Colton and Malina; their mother Katrina; parents Don Anderson (Wendy) and Pat Anderson (Ken); the remaining ‘Anderson brothers’ Shawn (Coralee) of Pincher Creek, Clint (Liz) of Lethbridge and Jim (Andrea) of Medicine Hat. He leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his lovable canine companion Lexi.
Jody made friends easily and will undoubtedly be mourned by many friends from all walks of life. Jody will be remembered for his kind heartedness, his gentle soul, the twinkle in his eye, his exceptional work ethic and his never-failing willingness to help anyone in need.
Jody (reputed to have defeated his teacher in arm wrestling at age 12) was a person of physical strength but he was even stronger in spirit. He was a determined person, willing to meet any challenge head-on and to make the most of any situation. Jody possessed a passion for life, with a particular love of the outdoors, of hunting and of mechanics. Jody was a mechanically gifted person, which served him well in his many years working in the oil patch.
We will miss him greatly.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Jody at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958 Christie Avenue in Pincher Creek at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11th, 2019. There will be a reception to follow. Please do not send flowers; for those who wish, a donation in Jody’s honour, to a charity of your choice would be preferred.