Lieutenant John Fraser Anderson was born in England in 1923, the elder son of the late Captain Walter Fraser Anderson D.S.O., D.F.C., a noted Canadian pilot who flew in the R.F.C./R.A.F. John and Maurice came to Canada in 1936 to live in Toronto.
John graduated from Jarvis Collegiate and soon enlisted in the Queen’s Own Rifles where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.
After the war and his graduation from the University of Toronto he began an illustrious career with the Department of National Defence in Ottawa, serving for many years as Associate Minister of National Defence Policy. In this important capacity he traveled extensively to London – England, Washington and Brussels and occasionally more distant places such as Australia, Fiji and Japan.
He married Kathleen and had two children, Alexander and Caroline.
His home was his `country retreat’, a one time farm in Prospect, Ontario. He was a voracious reader and could expound knowledgeably on many subjects – which he liked to do.
John died 9 June 2004 and after cremation, his ashes were committed to the family plot at St. James Cemetery, Toronto.