Carl Lincoln Anderson
April 24, 1933 – Sept 6, 2023
Carl Lincoln Anderson passed away peacefully in his sleep after a life lived to the fullest.
He was born on his parents’ Leonard and Aquina’s homestead near the head of Rock Creek. His life’s career began at an early age as he tended to the sheep and the cattle. The ranch was always home.
He loved to learn. Rural schools included Macworth, Woodville, and Sister Butte. He graduated from high school in Fir Mountain. He attended technical school in Moose Jaw.
Many share the joy that music offers and the smile on his face as he played exemplified that. Music was a gift from his mother. He began chording on the piano for Harry Romansky, then learned guitar and played with numerous dance bands; The Romansky Brothers, the Southern Four, and White Lightning.
He loved to play at jams, nursing homes and was always sharing musical tricks of the trade with those who played with him. At his 90th birthday party, he was thrilled to play accordion with four generations of his family musicians.
Carl was a dedicated citizen at many levels. Locally with the Fir Mountain Hall and the Fir Mountain United Church; regionally with the LID 920, RM of Old Post # 43, and the Pioneer Lodge and Ross Payant Nursing Home Operational Board; provincially with various duties with Saskatchewan Health and Saskatchewan Home Care and Saskatchewan Emergency Measure Organization; Life member of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. He was recognized with the Centennial Medal of Canada in 1967.
Carl is survived by Camille (nee Poirier) his wife of 67 years, his children: Brenda Peterson, Lane (Sheena), Kyley (Chuck) Parsonage; Sheila (Leon) Roy, Dane (Natalie), Penny (Kelly) Barker; Miles (Sheri), Quinn (Keith) Folk, Tori (Dallas) Knudson, Carlee (Rick) Goodwin, Kacy (Micah); Wade (Angela), Aidan, Channing; Ross (Mariette), Mark; sister, Thelma (Emile) Poirier, brother in laws, Tom Olliver and Elvin Mitchell; sixteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son- in-law – Don Peterson; siblings and spouses, Ernest (Edna), Clifford (Irene), Gene (Lillian), Boyd (Lorene), Florence, Verna (Revel) Montgomery, Lila Mitchell (Bill Tutor), Jim (Bernice), June (Ron) Barber, Martin, Marjorie (Frank) Linthicum, sister-in- laws and spouses, Yvette (Claude) Raes and Lucille Olliver.
The family would like to thank the staff at Providence Place for their care and compassion.
A Celebration of Carl’s Life will be held at Fir Mountain Community Hall on Sept 20 at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served. Bring your instruments and join the Jam to follow. In lieu of flowers contribution to the Fir Mountain Community Hall and Providence Place Foundation.
In living memory of Carl, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director