Rusty Anderson passed from life peacefully on December 19, 2015 at Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats with her son Donnie and his family at her side. Rusty was born Ilene Mary Hoskins on February 27, 1916 in Balgonie, SK. She was the fourth of eight children born to Charles and Lena Hoskins who moved their family to Broadview in 1924 to run a butcher shop. The shop unfortunately burned a few years later. After completing high school, Rusty ran the Broadview telephone office until she married Dunc (Donald) Anderson on November 9, 1949. Rusty was always proud to have played third on the curling team which won the Grand Aggregate in the Broadview local bonspiel in 1950. That trophy, along with her many bowling trophies, was displayed in her home until she moved to the care home three years ago. Rusty and Dunc moved from Broadview to Cowessess when he got a job as Indian Agent. Their daughter Joey was born in 1951 and son George in 1954. In 1955 Dunc was transferred to White Bear, but close ties were kept with Broadview as they purchased a summer cabin at Sunset Beach on Crooked Lake in 1957, a place much loved by Rusty and her family. In 1958, the main event was the birth of Rusty's youngest son Donnie on December 20. She was 42 and in her remaining 57 Christmases was never able to top that as a present to her family. In 1963, Dunc was transferred to Battleford and then to Kamsack in 1968. His subsequent transfer to Yorkton in 1969 was the last, as he passed away in 1972 leaving Rusty a widow at age 56 with 13 year old Donnie still at home. Rusty became a grandmother in 1988, first to Dana who was born in May, and then to Donald in August. Chris followed in 1991, Jillian in 1992 and Sarah in 1993. She enjoyed having babies to rock and took great pleasure in knitting for her grandchildren. She also loved to have them come to visit or go to visit them. Her only great grandchild, Natalie, was born in 2012. Rusty enjoyed and kept in touch with her and Dunc's large families and many friends over the years. She has mourned the loss of her eldest brother James, sisters Merle and Eva (Benson), brother Johnny and youngest brother Edmund (Red). She is survived by her brother Charlie and sister Tresea Rourke. Rusty has also mourned the loss of many of her and Dunc's relatives and friends in recent years, and she in turn will be remembered and missed by her children, grandchildren, her brother and sister, her in-laws, nieces, nephews and remaining friends, most of whom are from the Broadview, Battleford and Yorkton areas. Rusty's funeral service will take place in May with interment in the Broadview Cemetery. To view service details or to leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.matthewsfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville and Whitewood.
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