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Obituary for John Anderson

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John Arthur Anderson, 63, of Berland ON, passed away suddenly on Jul 21, 2018.

John was born January 28, 1955 at home in Spohn Township to Arthur and Dorothy (Johnson) Anderson.

John grew up with a desire to work and a desire to learn things the hands on way, tinkering with everything he could get his hands on. John moved with his family from Spohn to Bergland in 1959. John attended McCrosson #1 and Rainy River High School but would often hide from the bus so he could go work in the bush or on the farm. Ultimately John became the go to guy for many people over the years when it came fixing or building anything.

Johnny met the love of his life Diane (Bonhomme) in 1975 when she came to to visit her sister, She fell for John and decided to stay. They were married on August 20 1977, in Bergland.

Johnny and Diane built their forever home on Art’s Road in 1985 which is where they started a family together.

On July 27, 1988 after over 10 years of marriage Johnny and Diane had their first child, Amy Marie, who would always be John’s little girl. He continued to work in the bush and helping out whoever needed it, and on Dec 7 1993, John and Diane had their second Child, Dylan John, who was just as curious with tinkering with things as his dad.

John always fondly talked about the driving trips he used to take with Diane, Amy and Dylan as they were some of his favourite memories just spending time with his family whom he loved so much.

John lost his true love Diane to illness on Feb 6, 1999 when Amy was 10 and Dylan was 5 leaving John to parent 2 kids at a very impressionable age. John was devastated at the loss of Diane but continued on to raise Amy and Dylan the best that he could. He quit working full time for McCools, he took on jobs in the community so he could be home with Amy and Dylan.

John worked for his brother Glenn for many years being his go to fix-it guy who was always willing to do whatever job needed to be done. John also spent lots of time doing carpentry around the community.

In his free time John loved to tinker, he rebuilt countless cars, trucks and lawnmowers when others couldn't quite figure out what was wrong with them. He would spend time fixing things for other people simply because he enjoyed doing it. The vast knowledge that John had when it came to so many things was unequivocal but he would gladly share that knowledge with anyone who asked, or if he didn't know he would go on a search to figure it out.

John would always make time for his phone calls every night and talk for hours about anything and everything. No matter the conversation topic John always found a positive word to put in as he truly saw the good in everyone. He read book after book enjoying action and adventure books, always looking for something new to read. In his younger days John did a lot of hunting but as he got older his love for watching the animals took that over and he would often say he was leaving them for someone else.

John enjoyed sitting on his front porch in the evenings with a cold beer alongside his cats and dogs or sitting in his recliner watching Nascar or a hockey game with a big bowl of ice cream.


John loved his children and grandchildren with everything he had and everything he was. He would always bring little treats for his grandkids from the store even if he had to sneak them past their parents. He had a unique and special relationship with each one of them that only they could describe.


John was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Dorothy (Johnson) Anderson, and the Love of his life Diane (Bonhomme) Anderson.

John is Survived by and will be forever missed by His Daughter Amy Ashworth (Mat) Son Dylan Anderson (Morgan) Grandchildren Diana, Charlie and Maximus Ashworth, brother Glen (Peggy) Anderson, sisters Ellen Gaudry and Tanya Daoust (Adrian), brother-in-law Darryl Gaudry,

numerous Nieces and Nephews and and countless friends who will miss John more than he could ever have known.


Pall Bearers for John will be his nephews Darren Daoust, Justin Gaudry, John-Paul Daoust,

Jeremy Gaudry, and Daniel Anderson.

A celebration of John's Life will be held on Monday July 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Bergland Hall. Interment will take place in Bergland Cemetery.

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807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca
807-482-3788 Northridge Funeral Home Ltd.
6446 Hwy 11 West
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Fax: 807-482-3816
Email: northridge@sympatico.ca