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August 25, 2018
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It is with great sadness that the family of Myrtle Anderson, age 97, announce her passing on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Prairie Health Care Centre, Cabri, SK. Myrtle Anderson was born June 13, 1921 to Knut & Birgit Braathen in the Fosterton District, SK. She married John Maxwell Anderson and they raised six children together. They farmed in the Hazlet, SK area before moving to Swift Current, SK. Faith was very important to Myrtle and something she treasured throughout her life.
Myrtle was predeceased by her husband, Max; her parents, Knut & Birgit Braathen; her sisters, Clara, Olive, Emma, Gunhild, and Margit; and by her brothers, Ole and Arnold.
Myrtle is survived by her children and their spouses, Grant Anderson, Joan Farago, Bruce Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Loren Anderson, and Ardis Anderson; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and by her nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service for Myrtle Anderson was held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm from St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Swift Current, SK with Rev. Greg Kiel officiating. “Count Your Many Blessings,” “Whispering Hope,” “God Will Take Care of You,” and “Beyond the Sunset” were sung by the congregation, with Arlene Olson serving as pianist. The Eulogy was given by Myrtle’s children, Joan and Ardis. Tributes were given by Myrtle’s grandchildren, Kara and Tarryl. The Interment Service was held from Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, SK with Myrtle’s children, Grant Anderson, Joan Farago, Bruce Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Loren Anderson, and Ardis Anderson serving as Pallbearers. In memory of Myrtle Anderson, donations made to St. Olaf Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.
The Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my Shepherd — I shall not want.
He maketh me lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.