Dec 3, 1929 – Dec 27, 2009 (80 yrs)

Jeanne Benoit grew up in Southern Alberta in a family of nine children. After the war, she married Richard Anderson in 1949. Together, they raised three girls and a boy, in towns in Alberta and BC: Vulcan, Dawson Creek, Sylvan Lake, and Salt Spring Island, retiring to Langley in the 80s. Jeanne passed away at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Burnaby, where she had lived for the past year. She was known by everyone as a gentle-hearted, sociable, and quietly devout woman, and will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother and grandmother by her family. Her family and relatives will cherish our memories with her. Survived by a brother, Henry (Irene) of Ontario, her children Brenda (Geoff), Shelley and Brian (Masako), son-in-law Laurier, fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband Richard (2008), eldest daughter Arlene (1999), and seven siblings.

A Funeral Service was held at 1 pm Monday, January 4, 2010 at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings St Burnaby, BC.

In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled for summer at Sylvan Lake Cemetery, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. You may offer the family condolences at

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