Alex celebrated his 96th birthday December 17th, then passed away peacefully on January 7th, 2011 at Morgan Place Residential Care Home. Born in Greenock, Scotland, he lived in Hong Kong till the age of 14. He returned to Scotland, served with the 11th Scottish Commando in the Middle East and North Africa during WWII, and spent more than three years as a prisoner of war in Italian and German camps. After working several years as a cinema manager Alex brought his wife May and family to Canada in 1954 working with Amoco Canada in Calgary until his retirement at age 62, then moved to White Rock. He was an elder and Clerk of Session at St. John’s Presbyterian Church for many years. Predeceased by May, he is survived by his wife Janice, son Campbell (Marilyn), daughter Anne (Edward), stepsons Paul and Kim (Margie), grandchildren Kathi (Keiran), James, Kenneth (Jacqui), Alex (Candy) and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Alexandre, Aislyn and Sam. There will be a memorial service Thursday January 13th at 3pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George Street, White Rock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peace Arch Hospital.