Joni Mitchell's Father Passes Away at 100

ABC News
January 24, 2012

Joni Mitchell's father, Bill Anderson, died on January 15 in Saskatoon, Canada, The Edmonton Journal reports. He was 100 years old. Born August 24, 1911, in Wetaskawin, Alberta, Anderson went on to become a flight lieutenant in the Canadian Air Force, and later worked for many years for a grocery store chain. He also gave trumpet lessons and played the instrument at various functions.

The folk-rock icon was Bill's only child. He is survived by his daughter, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Myrtle McKee Anderson, passed away in 2007 at age 95.

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