William (Bill) Keith Anderson

February 11, 1952 to March 17, 2023


Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital at the age of 71.  Predeceased by his parents Fred and Diana, brother Fred and sister-in-law Liz.

Left with a lifetime of fond and loving memories his children Keith (Amy), Joey, and Beth, and their mother Mary; brothers Richard (Winnie) and daughter Janet, Tim (Dianne) and their children Ken and Ian, Tom (Liz) and their children Thomas, Jonathan, and Jessica; sister-in-law Judy and her children Sue and Mike.  Bill will also be remembered by a large circle of extended family and friends.  

Bill was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking.  Bill’s favourite sports were hockey and golf, and he was a skilled scuba diver.  Bill treasured walks with his dog Shiva.  Many memories of family camping trips will be cherished.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses, doctors, and staff of the ICUs at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Clare’s for their excellent care of Bill and compassion shown toward the family.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 from 3-7 pm.  Funeral service will be held from the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, March 22 at 11 am.  Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road.

Flowers graciously accepted, or donations in Bill’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



3-7 p.m. on March 20, 2023

3-7 p.m. on March 21, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday March 22nd

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's

Interment to follow in Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.


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I am very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. I had the priviledge of playing recreational hockey with Bill for ten years. We enjoyed our games and had great times.
I extend heart-felt condolences to his family and friends. May you be comforted by the love that surrounds you and the caring thoughts and prayers that are with you.. Bill will be greatly missed.
Max Squires

So sorry and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. We met in 1969 and went to MUN together. Bill graduated to Big Ben’s and I moved out of province, so we lost touch for a while.
His mother Diane and my aunt Glad Baird where good friends (Bridge club) and I kept informed of Bill and his life in NL over the years.
Bill’s laugh, dry humor and wry smile will be missed by me.
As mentioned we lost touch over the years (raising families, pursuing careers, distance…) but recently we had reconnected by phone and I was shocked to learn of his sudden passing.
My condolences to family, relatives and friends.
Peace Bill.
Howard Story

Keith, Joey and Beth, we will miss Uncle Bill so much. So many memories of growing up, Christmas Eve, being neighbours and Bonaventure Ave. Wish we were there this week as you mourn this tremendous loss. All our love, Jess & James

Mary and family,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies, during this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. XO

Karen Baird
Gatineau, QC

Tim and family:
Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.May Bill rest in peace
Calvin and Loretta Smith

We’ll miss you uncle Bill! Lots of great memories of family events/Xmas/camping that will be cherished. Sending our love and condolences to Keith, Joe and Beth from Calgary

Dear Aunt Mary, Keith, Joe and Beth,
Uncle Bill was a kind person. After reading all the condolences here, I believe there are many who agree and feel the same way. He was also a loud person. “Lard Jesus” I thought he was hilarious, even when not trying to be funny.
When Uncle Bill was laughing it was contagious. I will always remember the good times from our many fishing trips. He will be missed on the Bonaventure back patio and on the water.
R.I.P Uncle Bill

I have very fond memories of Bill Anderson. My associations began when he was still quite young and his father and I were members of a government board. I was adopted into the family. Diana Anderson called me her sixth son. It was an honour I respected. So in a sense Bill was a kind of half brother. I have many recollections of shared times with Bill and others in the family – family, dinners, birthdays, marriages, One event I do remember was the time tBill was sent out to fetch me and a colleague at the University in a raging snow storm.. We all felt like trekkers. across the north pole. Bill had his good times, and his rough moments like most of us. But I choose to remember the good times and be grateful that I knew Bill and that he was a part of my life while I lived in Newfoundland. Safe journey home my friend

Tim and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on your brother’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.

Mary, Keith, Joey and Beth –

I wish I could be there.

Looking forward to our next meeting to reminiscence about Uncle Bill.

Deepest sympathies.

Nephew and Cousin


Dick, Tim, Tom and families,
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Please keep all those good memories of him close as we know there are many.

Rick & Sharon (Winter) Woodford

Mary, Keith, Joey, Beth and the Anderson Family,

So shocked and saddened to hear of Bills passing. We go back a long way from playing ball in the 70’s to racket ball in the 90’s. He was a regular Saturday morning visitor at our house with his young children when Mary was working. Unfortunately, we lost touch over the last few years. Would occasionally run into him around town where we would have a great chat and catch up. Our sincere condolences to you all.

Rest Easy my Friend.

Claude & Elaine

Tim, Dianne and family,
I met Bill in 1969. Our Murray/Anderson connections through our Aunt Catherine who was married to Geoff Anderson. His mother Diane, and my Aunt Doreen, wife of Myles Murray, were both good friends and war brides.
Our deepest condolences to the Anderson family. Michael and Susan Murray

Tim, and Dianne,
Please accept our very sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. We are thinking of you.
Frank and Peggy Huxter

Didn’t know him well. Lived up on the corner. Bill was a good neighbour, somewhat garrulous. Helped smooth over some of the less desirable elements on the street. He will be missed. Our regards to the Anderson family and relatives.

Alison Pye and R. James Weick
9 Edinburgh Street
St. John’s

Dick, Tim, Tom and families,
so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing, thinking of you all at this time especially Bill’s family


To Bill’s family, sincere condolences on his passing.. enjoyed many a cold one in our younger days at Big Bens. Still used to run to him from time to time. over the years. Always a gentleman. RIP

Extending sincere condolences to Bill’s family and friends on his passing. I worked in the same office building as “Oily” Bill, as we fondly called him (due to the nature of his work). Rest in peace, Bill! God Bless!

Daphne Noble

To the entire Anderson family. Very sorry to hear the news of Bill’s passing. Am still Shocked . Bill and I shared many fall days on the southern shore barrens with our dogs hunting Partridge . Hold on to the memories. Nobody can take those away. RIP Bill. Liam Halley.

Sending condolences to the Anderson family especially Keith,Joey, and Beth on the loss of their father Hoping your fond memories of him will get you through this difficult time and going forward . RIP Bill. Joanne Dodd and Jamey Jenningss

Marc and I were saddened today to hear of Bill’s passing; our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family during this difficult time.

I was deeply saddened to read of Bill’s passing!
I am so glad to have seen him last just as the FIFA World Cup was about to start. He was a constant participant in our Pool and I will miss his presence and larger than life persona.
My condolences to his loved ones.

Surprised and very saddened to hear that Bill has died. Our condolences to Mary and the families. His enthusiasm will be missed at the next international soccer pool. Writing from sunny New Zealand.
The Georghiou family

My deepest condolences to both of Bill’s families. We went to high school together. I have very many happy memories

Tim, Tom and family.
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. My son, TJ, and I have fond memories of Bill. We can still hear his jolly laugh and hear his many humorous stories. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Tim and Dianne: I was saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

Tim, Dianne and entire Anderson family,

Bill and I extend our deepest sympathy in learning of Bill’s recent illness and passing. We will always remember Bill for his smart, intelligent manner and so hearty laugh! May all your great memories of him bring you comfort at this very sad time..

Tim, Dianne & the Andersons. Sending condolences on the loss of your brother and brother-in- law. May your happy memories of him stay with you forever.

To Mary, Keith, Joey and Beth. Please accept my sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you all. I hope that you may find comfort in fond memories and in the support and love of your family and friends who surround you. XO Dianne

My condolences to Tim and the rest of the family!

To the Anderson family my condolences.
Over the years I had many memorable, and fun hunting trips with Bill.
So sorry for your loss .

Always a smile and a story to tell- a good man passed on.
Condolences to Tim and the rest of the family.
Rest easy Bill.

Tim and Family
I was saddened to learn of your brother’s passing.
My deepest condolences to you and yours. May your fond memories comfort you at this difficult time

Sincere condolences to Bill’s family at this sad time. Rest in Peace, Bill.

Tim and the Anderson Family:
My sincere condolences are extended on Bill’s passing. Although I did not know him as well as I knew you and Fred, there’s no mistaking the Anderson brothers. As you know, I had a long association with your Mom and Dad over the years, both of whom I much admired and respected. May your many memories and the caring of family and friends comfort you all at this time.

To the Anderson Families, sorry of Bill’s passing at such an early age. I first met Bill in high school and our paths crossed again after we both followed our fathers and joined the Nest. It was always great to hear his stories and catch up. Rest In peace Bill.
Dave Dewling

Dear Tim, Dianne and all the Anderson Family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Bill. May you find comfort in all the special memories.

To the Anderson family,
I remember fondly growing up on Bonaventure Avenue as neighbours of the Anderson Boys.. Bill and his brothers were good friends and companions. Life was simpler then. I have not seen Bill in a number of years and was saddened to learn of his passing at a relatively early age.
Secret message: do you suppose I am now permitted to return your soccer balls that my mother kept when they bounced into our garden?
I hope fond memories of good times past will help you throughout the healing journey ahead.
Rest in peace, Bill,


Kieth, Joey , Beth and Mary , deepest sympathy to you and all family members at this sad time. Cherish those special memories. Sandy & Angie Gibbons

Sincere condolences to Tim and family at this sad time.

My condolences to Bills family and many friends. I was so sorry and sadden to hear of Bill’s passing.

Deepest condolences to Bills family and friends.

I knew Bill mostly from playing senior hockey with him for many years.
A warm and engaging personality , always a gentleman and always with that wry smile on his face,.
A fine sportsman, his presence and humours contribution to the dressing room banter made our enjoyment of the game all that more enjoyable .
Sincere condolences to the extended Anderson Families.

My deepest condolences to both of Bill’s families, I played hockey with Bill in high school, or rather he played hockey and I tried hard. Always smiling and good natured, Bill was salt of the earth and I enjoyed his company very much.

We’re so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We have great memories from years ago, of evenings at Big Bens, sharing a laugh and listening to Bill’s stories.
Our sincere condolences to his family.
Ashley and David Squires

Keith, Joey and Beth, may Bill’s gentle soul rest in peace.

Keith, Joey & Beth….thinking of all of you with sincere sympathy. We all have our special memories of Bill, mine are of him showing up on a camping trip in PEI in his little red sports car and sleeping in an orange pup tent that was 2 feet shorter than he was. Then there was the Christmas Day with a few beers flowing and him walking with Mike’s stilts in the hallway on Bonaventure. You all have your own memories…treasure them. Love Aunt Judy