It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Alex, in his home on Friday, May 14, 2004. Alex was born December 6, 1920 in Spy Hill, Sask.
The family moved to North Dakota in 1926. Following their return to Canada in 1930, they farmed in the Chilliwack area. He married Dorothy Bible in 1942 and together they raised six children.
Alex was predeceased by Dorothy in 1981; and his brother David in 2004.
While working on the family farm, he also worked in road construction, furniture moving, and selling farm equipment, where he acquired many valued friendships.
A blessing that came later in life was finding and getting to know his half brothers, Linn and Bill, who live in the British Isles.
On August 27, 1988 Alex married Gladys Heinz. His happiest times were spent at family gatherings, traveling with Gladys and Buffy in their motorhome, daily coffee gatherings at the airport, hole-in-the-wall nights, the ‘casino’ at Ken’s, Thursday night pool in his basement and poker nights with the boys. Alex was a gregarious and outgoing man who will be remembered by all for his many stories and mischievous sense of humour.
Alex will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Gladys; half brothers, Linn (Gerry) Somerville and Bill Stephen; sons, Bob (Sheri) Miller, and Rick Miller; daughters, Donna (Bob) Wilson, Barbara (Glen) Fetterly, Dale (Mike) Leonard, and Shelley (Bruce) Honeyman; stepson Barry (Cheryl) Heinz; grandchildren, Sherri (Max) Balmain, Dan (Sylvia) Fetterly, Julie (Wayne) Penner, Linda (Harry) Miller-Granneman, Heather (Dan) Reich, Mike (Linda Hung) Fetterly, Max Honeyman, Coco Honeyman, and Tristan Miller; great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Shane Penner, Tanner and Shawn Reich, and Olivia and Matthew Fetterly.
A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held on Friday, May 21, 2004 from 2-5 at Atchelitz Hall, Lickman Rd., Sardis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.