J. Vair chooses to embark on opening his own jewellery store after working with Calgary Jeweller D.E. Black for over a decade. The store opened at 108, 8th Ave S.W.
Weathering the depression by focusing on watch repairs, J. Vair welcomes his sons, Gordon and Les
as apprentices in the business.
Upon completing their tours of duty in WWII, Les chose to pursue a career as a pilot while Gordon joins the family business.
Gordon’s son Ken became the next generation to enter the family business. The three generations worked along side each other at their new store 810, 1st Ave S.W.
J. Vair Anderson moved to a new location in the
downtown core at TD Square
he most recent move brought J. Vair Anderson to its’ current location at 409, 3rd Street S.W.
J. Vair Anderson celebrated 90 years of business, as well as, being one of the oldest members of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.