D. "Les" Anderson

May 16th, 1936 - August 21st, 2020
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Passed away, peacefully, on Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, with the love of his family by his side, D. Leslie Anderson, almost a lifelong resident of Tillsonburg in his 85th year. Les was much-loved husband of 56 years of Marilyn Alice (Nelson) Anderson. Much loved father and father-in-law of: Deb (Dan O’Leary), Owen Sound; Mary Anderson, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of Michael (Amy), Sara (Mike) and loving great-grandfather of: Noah, Chase, Everly. Les was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a dedicated employee of Borden’s, Tillsonburg (1960 – 1966), Lummus Co. – Foreman in Kincardine (1969 – 1979) and Ontario Hydro “Sub Foreman” in Port Hope (1980 – 1994). Survived by his brothers: Harvey Anderson (Mary), RR1 Mossley; Fred Anderson (Lana), Aylmer and his sister: Laura Hawley (John “Bud” December 23, 1976), Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his parents: James Anderson (August 27, 1979) and Edith Anderson (July 29, 1966); also predeceased by his brothers and sisters: Eleanor Grant (November 5, 2012) (Bill); George Anderson (December 28, 1999) (Phyllis, September 27, 1999); Albert Anderson (January 11, 2018) (Margaret, January 23, 2004); Ivan Anderson (October 15, 1967).

In keeping with Les’ expressed wishes cremation has taken place. Graveside Service is planned for a later date in the Nelson family plot at Delmer Cemetery by Associate Minister Rev. Pat Cook of the St. Paul’s United Church, Tillsonburg. Friends and relatives are invited to offer their support and caring by posting photos, tributes, favourite memories, and hugs from home on Les’ tribute page at In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Les’ memory to the “Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation” or to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario” can be made on our website at or by cheque at the MAURICE J. VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOMES – BURIAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238) entrusted with all funeral arrangements, with confidence.
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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Delmer Cemetery (New)
    312242 Dereham Line
    Delmer, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family of Les Anderson wish to invite friends, neighbours and relatives to attend a graveside service to Celebrate his Life and Legacy. Each person attending must be listed as a guest, wear a face mask and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are asked not to attend if they are ill, if they have been around someone else who is ill or have travelled.
    Associate Minister Rev. Pat Cook, of the St. Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg
  • Interment

    Delmer Cemetery (New)
    312242 Dereham Line
    Delmer, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Margie McCulligh

Posted at 11:13am
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Les. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you Aunt Mamie, Debbie & Mary. He was a very thoughtful & loving uncle. He was the best uncle.

Kathy Apfelbeck

Posted at 03:47pm
So sorry Aunt Mammie for the loss of Uncle Les. He will be missed deeply and I will never forget his smile and hugs and kisses whenever I seen him. He was the best Uncle a niece could ever want. He was one in a million. May he RIP forever. I LOVE YOU Uncle Les .

Love your niece Kathy.

You will be deeply missed Uncle Les. RIP
Bob Michelle, Olivia, Danika, Bentley Apfelbeck

Diane Burgesss

Posted at 09:40am
So sorry to hear of Les's passing. We will keep you and your family's in our thoughts and prayers.
Diane and Wayne Burgess

Robyn Palmer

Posted at 10:33pm
Dear Marilyn & family: I'm very sorry about Les's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family, Robyn Palmer


Posted at 08:49pm
Marilyn , I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Les. My strongest memories are of the time you folks lived at our farm in the extra house. I hope you have many good memories to console you through this difficult time and onwards.

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