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Born: Apr 10, 1931

Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2022

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ANDERSON: Rev. Orton Cheney Anderson, aged 90 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Orton was pre-deceased by his wife Jessie, his children, Brent, Susan, and Nancy, his brothers Elmer, Bill, and Jack, and his sister Margaret. He will be lovingly remembered by son Jeff (Carole), son-in-law Howard, daughter-in-law Melanie, James Musselwhite, sister Anna, grandchildren Sarah (James), Ellen (Andy), Erin (Dani), Holly (Cody), Sky (Shauna), Eliza, Brittany (Sean), and Jane (Brett), great-grandchildren, Averie, Gavin, Alix, Quinne, Levi, Boden, Nikolai, Charlee, Luna Rae, MacKenzie, and Charlotte, sisters-in-law Peggy and Lois, brother-in-law Bill, and many nieces and nephews. Born to Minard and Rosella Anderson on April 10, 1931 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Orton grew up on a farm in Holbein with five siblings, moving to Prince Albert when he was six. Orton had many fond memories of busy and boisterous family times. Family was central in Orton's life. Orton married Jessie in 1955 and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Orton and Jessie had four children together, expanding the family over the years to include children's spouses, becoming Papa and Grammie to a host of grandchildren, and a growing collection of great-grandchildren. All were beloved and enjoyed in the family circle, embraced by Ort's patient, calm, and optimistic nature. Orton and Jessie enjoyed many travels with family, always stopping in to see acquaintances along the way. Faith was another central element in Orton's life, leading him to a life of ministerial service; in his early career, Orton was a minster in churches in St. George, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. Following that, he was hospital chaplain in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and then at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. His involvement in ministry continued long into retirement as an officiant at many weddings and funerals and as guest preacher at church services in Brandon. Ort enjoyed golfing and bowling well into his 80s and was actively involved in the Brandon Kiwanis Club and the Memory Lane Antique Car Club where he proudly displayed the 1937 Buick car he restored himself. Through his community involvement Orton was always well connected to his neighbors and friends and he will be missed by them as well. Cremation has taken place. Orton's memorial service will be held at a time that more of us can gather together safely; details of this service will follow at a later time. Donations in memory of Orton may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, PO Box 2040, Station Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R3, or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I loved Orton Anderson. He was such a good man! Orton and Jessie were like second parents to me during a very difficult time in my life. Their embrace was all encompassing and I will never forget their kindness and support. I also had the opportunity of working under Orton’s guidance at the BMHC and his wisdom and compassion for others was ever evident. He never had an unkind word to say about anyone! A light has gone out in this world with his passing. Jeff, my heart goes out to you! - Posted by: Sylvia James (friend) on: Feb 22, 2022

  • I worked with Reverend Orton Anderson for many years at Brandon Mental Health Centre. He was a kindly, caring, and friendly man who gave dedicated spiritual service to many many persons over the years. He always had a good sense of humour and a ready smile for everyone he encountered. He was committed to educated others in pastoral care and helped train many others in this important field. Ron Richert - Posted by: Ronald Richert (Friend, Co-worker) on: Jan 13, 2022

  • With sincere sympathies to those who remain, especially Jeff, I will remember Orton as a kind, gentle thoughtful man of faith and humanity. May peace find you all. - Posted by: Linda Watson (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2022

  • My condolences to the family I remember Orton from the years we worked together at BMHC and as A fellow member of First Baptist Church in Brandon. Orton was a fine friend and an outstanding individual The world is a much better place for his having lived in it! - Posted by: Kerry Fair (fellow employee at BMHC) on: Jan 10, 2022

  • Uncle Ort, Aunt Jessie and their children were great friends and supporters of my Dad Bill and his second family when they were in Weyburn and Brandon. Patti and I enjoyed many good visits with them over the years and have a special place in our hearts for the whole family. We enjoyed receiving frequent emails from Uncle Ort over the last few years and we will miss his keen sense of humour. Our condolences to all of Uncle Ort's extended family. We hope to be able to join you in celebrating his life well lived when that becomes possible. Kent and Patti Anderson, Calgary - Posted by: Kent Anderson (Nephew) on: Jan 10, 2022

  • Uncle Orton was always our favorite uncle. I remember fondly the times our families had together at the lake or just visiting together on Sunday afternoons. My and Lori’s heartfelt condolences to Jeff Carole and everyone else who loved Uncle Ort as much as we did. - Posted by: Darryl Anderson (Nephew) on: Jan 08, 2022

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