Published in the Crag & Canyon Newspaper
September 26, 1956
With the passing away of Howard (J.D.) Anderson on Sept. 21 in Calgary's Holy Cross Hospital, Banff lost a pioneer business and a beloved citizen.
Mr. Anderson was a familiar figure in Banff and had been so since first arriving here in 1909. In that year he started a men's wear business which he enlarged upon as time progressed. The year 1916 saw Mr. Anderson move to the store which is at present occupied by Sylena's Ladies' Wear. In 1919 he purchased a Japanese curio shop which was located where the present Elite Café now stands and added this to his existing business. He expanded further in 1932 by occupying a third store next to Harmony Drug. This developed into Banff first exclusive shoe store.
In 1941, Mr. Anderson, always a man of vision and forethought divided his business and progressed still further – starting the British Woollen shop in the new wing of the Mount Royal Hotel. The year 1955 saw his present new British Woollen Shop for business.
Mr. Anderson was an active man in all phases of Banff progress. He was a charter member of the Banff Rotary Club and had a perfect attendance record for 28 years; a member of the Elks' Club and an untiring worker for the Banff Winter Carnival.
In sum, Mr. Anderson was a credit to his community. He was a man of courage and conviction, loyalty and devotion, honour and fairness – all the elements of human nature that combined, produce such outstanding men as he.
The west was young when Mr. Anderson first came. Because he had the courage of his convictions and because he was willing to work for his beliefs he knew success.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Ball Anderson; his brother, W.B. Anderson of Montreal; his sister Mrs. Lembel Roberts of Calgary; his son, J.D. Anderson, Jr. of Banff and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Sept. 24; Jacques Funeral Home in charge. Interment was in the Banff cemetery.
Pall bearers were Bert Manley, William Gibbons, Jock McCowan, William Barnes, Dr. E. Kennedy and Dave Spence.
Effie Isabel Anderson (____ - 1961)
John David Anderson (1917 - 1964)*
Edward Leonard Brenton Anderson (1919 - 1919)*
Banff Town Cemetery
Canmore Census Division
Maintained by: Susan Ing
Originally Created by: Lorie
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
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