June 11, 1949 – December 20, 2018
It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Alex at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver. Alex dealt privately with his declining health in the past few months the way he dealt with all of life’s challenges; strong, determined, with a positive attitude and even a sense of humour under the most difficult of circumstances.
He played so many roles in the lives of many people but most especially his close family. He was a loving, devoted husband and best friend to his wife Leslie and a dedicated father, boss, coach, friend and mentor to his sons Brodie Colin and Taylor.
Also deeply feeling the loss of Alex are his beloved granddaughter Charley, daughter-in-law Dana, brother Doug and dedicated long-term employees of Russell Lighting.
Alex loved to travel and was fortunate to have experienced many trips to destinations all over the world with Leslie, with each of sons individually, and with his family and friends. He had a special place in his heart for Maui, which is where he and Leslie met and where we enjoyed so many wonderful family memories. He also loved spending family time at Whistler and found sanctuary in the mountains.
Although we lost Alex too soon, and will miss him forever, we take comfort knowing that he spent his last days and moments surrounded by his devoted family. He left this world knowing how much he meant to us and how very much he was loved and respected.
The family would like to thank the transfusion medicine team at St. Paul’s hospital. We are especially grateful to blood donors whose generosity extended and enhanced the quality of Alex’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving the gift of life by donating blood.
A private family service is planned and in informal gathering for friends and business associates will occur at a later date.