David Anderson “Ponch”

David George Anderson, known to most as “Ponch” died May 11, 2019 in Leamington Hospital with family by his side. Dave was predeceased by his parents Jack and Nell Anderson and siblings Charles Anderson and Beatrice Charboneau, and his son Clint. He was loved by his dear friend Mary Klym and her family for many years. Dave was a father to Rob Anderson, Kathy Noble (John) and Jim Anderson (Kate). Known as Pup to Oscar, Jack, Jesse, Sarah, Jenny, Jared, and eight great-grandchildren. Ponch was a man of many trades. He worked as a commercial fisherman, commercial hard hat diver and Telesis oil field supervisor, with a few other stops along the way. Early mornings Ponch could be found enjoying his coffee at the Leamington Marina with his friends close by. His interests included playing in the garden, canning, smoking fish, but most importantly, he was a fisherman at heart. A close friend once said “Ponch was an inspiration him. Life is a gift and your dad lived everyday. He woke up everyday with a purpose, from baking bread to drying minnows. Ponch didn’t need cronies, he fished by himself he spent hours in his garden alone…he enjoyed his own company. In memory of our dad please take the time to pay it forward. There will be a celebration of life Saturday May 25, 2019 form 1-4pm at the Erieau Fire Hall.

23 Comments on “David Anderson “Ponch””

  1. Rob, Kathy, Jim & families
    We were very sad to hear of your dads passing. He will be dearly missed by so many. He was always so friendly to everyone and always made time for a story or two! Sending our condolences.
    Love Marg, Jeff, Drew, Dan & Alex

  2. Kathy, Rob, Jim and Families,
    Sincere condolences to you all in the passing of your father, father-in -law and grandfather.
    Cherish the many happy memories you shared bringing you comfort in the difficult days ahead.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Peter and Linda

    1. Condolences to the family and friends of Ponch. The smoked fish and pepperoni we traded over the years when we were at Jack’s will always be remembered.Thanks for all the fishing tips and “ when the lake turns over they’ll start to bite again”. RIP my friend.

  3. Rob, Kathy, Jim and families.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. I always enjoyed seeing your Dad come in to the ship store. He always had a big hello and a story to tell.

  4. Dear Gene, Rob, Kathy, Jim and Families,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed hearing Poppa Ponch stories! The man was a legend in his own time! May you find comfort in all of those memories and laughs that you shared!

  5. R.I.P Poncho . I hope you and Dave are having a cold one up there talking about the good old days working for the gas company.

  6. Rob, Kathy and Jim and families,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I remember him coming into the restaurant. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.❤️
    Don and Carol Boylan

  7. We are very sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this sad and difficult time. We hope the memories you cherish of your days together will help to ease your pain and sorrow.
    Sandy and Dean Jones

  8. Rob, Kathy, Jim and families:
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father.

    Ben and Deb Grywacheski

  9. Rob Cathy and Jim we are thinking of all of you at this time . Our sincere condolences.
    George and Robbie Mallory

  10. Jim and Family, sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you at this sad time.

  11. Dear Kathy,
    Big hugs being sent your way and sincere condolences to you, your brothers and your families. Very sorry to learn about the passing of your Dad.

  12. Condolences to the families and close friends of Ponch.

    Hey Ponch,
    While you are up there looking down – give us a sign to show us where the fish are! Thanks, Over and out!

  13. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Please know you are in our thought and prayers.

    Sincerely, Pat & Bill Sulston.

  14. Jim, Cathy and family,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. So very sorry of your loss.
    Bradley J & Donna

  15. Rest In Peace Ponch. We will miss your stories, and hollering your name on our daily drive by’s.
    Barry and Laura

  16. Rob, Kathy, Jim & Families

    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather. May you keep the good memories you shared with him, close to your hearts.

    Pete & Sherry Burri

  17. Ponch was one of a kind. Always smiling and always ready for a chat. May he rest in peace.

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