Alex was born February 26, 1929 and passed away on June 13, 2011 after a long and valiant battle with kidney disease.
He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta in 1947 where he worked in logging, He moved from Alberta in 1966 and worked as a mechanic at Alcan in Kitimat until his retirement in March 1993.
Alex will be remembered as a quiet, gentle, unassuming man who was happy to tend to his chickens, turkeys, and garden in Cable Car and to spend time with his family. He had a talent for repairing things and enjoyed refurbishing discards, which kept his family supplied with bicycles, snow blowers, lawn mowers and the like.
His quiet strength, sense of humour, and enjoyment of simple pleasures in life will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He leaves quietly with a request for no funeral or memorial service.
Alex thought much of his in-laws, Robert and Zora Sly who predeceased him. He is survived by Bobbie (Roberta), his wife of almost 59 years; Barry (Delphine), Brian (Rena), Brent (Sandra); six grandchildren, Sarah-Lynn, Amanda, Kimiko, Kiyomi, Ben, Alison; and brother-in-law Ray Sly.
“If man does not keep pace with his companions,
Perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer,
Let him step to the music he hears,
However measured or far away.” Thoreau