Obituaries

Nicholas Grant Anderson

02/06/1987 - 24/02/2021

Obituary For Nicholas Grant Anderson

June 2, 1987 – February 24, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we mournfully announce the passing of Nicholas Anderson of Beaverlodge AB, on February 24, 2021 at the age of 33 years.

Nick graduated from Spruce Grove Composite High School in 2005. In his high school years, he loved to play hockey with the Spruce Grove teams and, in the summer, he played soccer and baseball with the Muir Lake teams. In his adult years, he liked to participate in many sporting activities. He also loved DJing, composing his own music, and making remixes. Nick worked as a Supervisor with D. Ray Construction Ltd., with his dad and brother for the past 14 years.

Nick leaves to mourn; his girlfriend Dayna Jackson and her children Coby, Jeffery, and Boston, his parents Garth and Ursula Anderson, his brother Gary and his fiancé Sydney Ridley and their children Benjamin and Isabelle, his grandparents Evelyn and Peter Kozak, as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Mel Anderson, his uncle Grant Anderson, and his grandparents Paul and Laura Wolf.

A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:00pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. A livestream of the service will be available for those unable to attend on Bear Creek Funeral Home’s Youtube channel (link below). Those watching online are encouraged to post in the comments a memory or condolence message for the family.

Memorial donations may be made to AADAC (11333 106 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 6T7) or to a charity of your choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

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Sincere condolences to all Nicks family. We are very sorry to hear of your unbearable loss. May his star shine bright to comfort you all. The Dewling family (Tristan Dewling)
- Coralee Dewling
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you. Laryn and Amy
- Laryn
We are sorry to hear of Nick's passing. As neighbors across the street, we admired his hard work and ambition in the meticulous upkeep of his property. We appreciated his kind and polite ways. Condolences, Clarence and Kyla Richards
- Clarence and Kyla Richards
We would like to send our deepest condolences to Garth, Ursula and Family. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Phil & Donna Dunning (Dunning's Water Hauling)
- Phil & Donna Dunning
Garth, Ursula, Gary & family, Dayna & family, Eve & Peter, our hearts break at the loss of your beloved Nick. Our deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. We're grateful to be able to be with you from afar today. We LOVE You & BIG Hugs! Deb McGetrick & Helena Anderson
- Deb McGetrick
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Garth, Ursula and Gary. Our family shares many great memories of Nick growing up. It seems like yesterday When we were having sleep overs taking turns at each other house. Nick was like a brother to Aaron and KYLA and they have the fondest o memories growing up. He will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out to your loved ones. Connie and Glen Lang
- Connie Lang
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Laryn and Amy
- Laryn
So sorry of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Garth Ursula and Gary and family.Grant Wolf
- Grant Wolf
Words cannot begin to express how we feel at hearing of Nick's passing. We had the pleasure of getting to know Nick the last few summers when he worked in the Fallis area and came in our store. He became more than a customer, but a friend. His smile always lit the place up when he came (even when he was really tired). Pleasant, well spoken, polite with a caring heart, are just a few words to describe a such a special man. Our thoughts and prayers go to out to Gary and all the rest of the people in his life that meant so much to him. We will miss him!
- Lauren and Christy Craven - Fallis Country Store
Rip Nick 💕
- Atia Jungwirth
Dear Ursula, Garth, Gary and family: Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Love, Jenny, Len and Matthew
Our thoughts and prayer with your families. Bob and Yeni Wolfe
- Robert Wolfe
Garth from Tracy ,Todd,and dad. (Dave). Just found out can't get our heads around it. We were just remembering when nick first came out to the pit at entwhisle. Can't imagine how your feeling Garth. Miss you guys. Just think of the good things right now. And remembering isn't a bad thing It helps heal. Garth I'll try and give you a call but I don't no what. With respect old friend Tracy.
- Tracy fair.
Sorry to hear of your great loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Reesa and Dale Schafers, Calahoo AB
- Reesa Schafers
My deepest Sympathy to all! Judy Adams Judy Adams
- Judy Adams
I want to pass on my deepest sympathies to Nick's family, and all who knew him. He was a very special man, and I know he will be desperately missed. Dayna and her boys absolutely adored him, with good reason. Rest in peace Nick.
- Nadine Jackson
So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace. Terry & Cara Myhr (Brown)
- Cara Myhr
Our deepest sympathies to Dayna, the boys and Nicks family. We only met once, but you played a big role in the daily lives of our grandchildren (Coby, Jeffrey and Boston) and we appreciated everything you did for Dayna and the boys. May you Rest In Peace Nick. Debi Sharpe and Marcel Verlinde
- Debi Sharpe
My deepest condolences to Nick's family. It was a true honour and a blessing to be his friend. I will miss our heart to hearts, and his kind loving demeanour. He was the best thing that happened to my sister and her kids in a very long time, and for that I'm eternally greatful. He will forever be in my family's thoughts and hearts. Sending love, hugs and prayers out ♥️
- Haley Gordon
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
- Shelley Dedio
Please accept my sincerest condolences, I'm deeply saddened to learn of this immeasurable loss. It was a privilege and an honor to be a part of Nick's team. My heart goes out to each of you. I hope these meager words will find all of you surrounded by strength and compassion. -Kenneth Cook
- Kenneth Cook
Garth and Ursula we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
- Peter and Bonnie Kozak
We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Nicholas ,out deepest sympathy Garth ,Ursula and family .You are in out thoughts Homer and Alice .
- Homer and Alice Haining
My Sincere Sympathy in your loss of your son, Garth & Ursula! I can't imagine what you & your family is going through during these very difficult days! All my love, Sandy (& Irene)
- Sandy Thompson
My deepest sympathise Nick will Truly be missed RIP Brother
- Bruce
Our condolences to your family, This is such a loss that impacted many hearts. We will keep you all close in our prayers, Blessings Reg and Therese Pacholik
- Reg and Therese Pacholik
Mark and I are very saddened to hear of Nicks passing. Sending our deepest condolences to Garth, Ursula and Gary at this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Mark and Teresa Wood
When Nick came into our lives for a few brief days last summer we assumed that he would be with us for many more family reunions. Sadly that is not to be but we do cherish those few days when we did get to know and love him. Its hard to make many memories in such a short time but we will remember his fun loving nature and the love he showed for Dayna and the boys and the time and attention he gave them. Also we won't soon forget the huge bowl of broccoli salad that mysteriously went missing from the fridge while he was watching a ball game. We will miss you Nick and look forward to seeing you again in a trouble free world. Love Gramma Marie and family
- Marie Gordon
My dear cousin Nicholas, may the angels forever hold you in their embrace, love you sweet cousin, until we meet again... Love you, Emily
- Emily Vega
I'm so honored to have known Nik, even if it was a short time. From the first day he called me grandma. Such a polite, gentle man. And best of all you made my granddaughter glow. For that I thank you. ♥️ You will be missed. RIP
- Rosemary Miskey
My deepest condolences to Dayna and her boys. Nicks parents, Gary and his family. I went to Grad with Nick, he had such a kind heart, loved his friends and was so creative. May he Rest In Peace.
- Sheri Deering
It is a sudden and great loss. Nick was a great man and a pleasure to work with. May he rest in peace.
- Tarzan mak
Bless you on your way, Nick! Our love will surround you always! Blessings to Garth n Ursula, Gary n family, Evy n Peter at this sad time of adjustment. Love n light to all who loved this beautiful young man, . Namasre, Nick! Love, Trudy Martineau
- Trudy Martineau
So sorry to hear this. Sincere condolences. Garry and Anne
- Garry and Anne Bonkowski

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