Henry Anderson. An Appreciation.

The world is a much poorer place following the passing of our dear friend Henry Anderson on Sunday. Henry was a big man in so many ways. Henry was first and foremost a family man, but he also managed to find time for countless others. As a Perth & Kinross Councillor since 2012 Henry championed many a cause and was always there for any of his constituents. Henry was so well known and well liked that when whoever was assisting Henry “chapping on doors” during elections they would find that the route would take twice as long as planned as Henry always had time to chat with anyone about anything; and they all wanted to as he was such a warm and generous soul.

Henry was a stalwart of Almond & Earn SNP Branch from the days when branch meetings consisted of half a dozen or so hardy souls congregating in Wilma Lumsden’s sunroom. Wilma and Henry were great friends and Wilma recalls Henry always being available to assist with preparations for the fund-raising barbecues. “I think that we had more laughs setting them up than on the actual day of the event”. Wilma also confirmed that canvassing with Henry took some time as “he knew a wifie here or he’d see a man over there”. He was always the one to volunteer to visit outlying farms and country cottages.

Henry was a natural as a Councillor due to his ability to converse with everyone at their own level allied to his dry sense of humour. No doubt many others will have their own memories of Henry’s kind-hearted and caring actions. Henry will be sadly missed by all his constituents but none more so than by those fortunate enough to have been one of his friends.

by Hamish Coutts

The funeral of Henry William Douglas Anderson took place at 10:30 am on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 and was Streamed. For more information, visit westreamitstreams.co.uk/andersonh

Tuesday evening. Mourners remember ‘gentle influence’ Henry Anderson at Bridge of Earn funeral.
Click here to read the article at The Courier Online.

In The Courier, 04.01.21. Colleagues of Councillor who died from Covid-19 hope to have new Bridge of Earn street named in his honour. In The Courier, 05.01.21 Tributes paid to tragic Covid-19 councillor as Perth and Kinross Council hold first meeting since his death. See top menu for 7 Press reports in the drop-down. All open in separate tabs.