Arthur was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on August 5, 1949, to Edward and Clara (nee Hoffmann) Vanderlinde and he was the second youngest of six children. Art grew up on a farm, one mile east and one mile south of Annaheim, Sask., and he attended school in the town of Annaheim. Alongside his father, Art worked for many years and gained the skills that prepared him to later assume responsibility of the family farm. Throughout his life, Art had a passion for baseball and hockey and he played both for many years. On April 15, 1972, Art married his best friend and soulmate, Maxine Wourms. They built their home on the family homestead where they spent the rest of their life together. Their marriage was blessed with two beautiful children. Throughout his life, Art worked at Doepker Industries, Stammen Lumber and in the construction business with his brother-in-law, however his main passion and career was farming. For Art, family was everything. Together, Art and Maxine never missed a hockey game or a dance recital and this dedication carried over into the lives and activities of their grandchildren. Truly, Art’s life revolved around his children, his grandchildren and the community of Annaheim. Art and Maxine shared many good times with family and friends at their cabin at Barrier Ford. Caring for their yard and garden was a passion for both Art and Maxine and their hard work is evident to anyone coming into the farmyard. Over the years they enjoyed travel with close friends and always ensured that their plans gave priority to the activities and birthdays of their grandchildren and family members. In retirement, Art continued to help his son and brother-in-law on the farm, as he never wanted to be far from the action or from his family.