Dennis Anderson

From 1971 to 1973, Dennis was an Operator at CHFM-FM in Calgary.


ANDERSON, Dennis Lester

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the age of 69, Dennis Lester Anderson, the loving husband of Barbara Anderson passed away from complications of severe sleep apnea. Dennis was born August 16, 1949 in Edmonton to Lester and Amy (Caron) Anderson. He married Barbara Lupasko on August 21, 1971. He is survived by his wife Barbara, sisters Colleen Anderson and Randi Lee Ryder, brother Brent Anderson (Mary Jane Tallon), nephew Kris (Michele), great-nephew and great-niece Alex and Ashley. He is also survived by his beloved feline companions, Pi and Flair. Dennis served in the Alberta Legislature as an MLA and cabinet minister from 1979 to 1993. He also served on the Edmonton Police Commission, Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Alliance on Mental Health and Mental Illness, the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addictions, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. At the time of his passing he served on the board of the Royal Institute for Mental Health Research in Ottawa and as the Honorary Consul General for Thailand. Dennis will be greatly missed by family, friends and the communities he served. Please make any donations in lieu of flowers to the Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society (, the Alberta SPCA, Edmonton Humane Society or CMHA Edmonton (Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton), 300 10010 – 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4 or any Children’s charity that focuses on mental health. There will be a Celebration of Life for Dennis at the Oasis Centre, 10930 177th Street, Edmonton starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. To sign the book of condolences and to share memories please visit

Published in the Edmonton Journal on April 5, 2019

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