Cumberland loses one of its Pioneers!
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.
Alexander was born May 14, 1920 in Merritt, B.C. He passed away on November 9, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, B.C. at the age of 89.
Alex leaves behind his loving wife Majorie (Webber) of 65 years, three daughters; Lorna (Ray) Silvey, Deep Bay, B.C., Louise Parker (Fred) Surrey, B.C., Lynda Spowart, Kitimat, B.C. He also leaves behind 6 Grandchildren; Raymond, Lee, Michael, Tara, Jeffery and Lorynda. Eight Great Grandchildren; Amanda, Alexandra, Shayla, Tyus, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Andrea and Gregory. Alex will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and all who knew him. He was especially close to his Cousin: Isabelle (Jim) Homes, Victoria, B.C. Alex was predeceased by his parents and both brothers.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard-working hands now rest
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
Each time we see your picture.
You seem to smile and say
“Don’t cry, I’m in your hearts,
We’ll meet again some day.”
There will be no service by Alex’s own request. A donation to the Charity of your choice may be made in lieu of flowers.
Mrs. Hoggan would like to thank Dr. Woldnick, the Ambulance Attendants, the Doctor’s and Nurses of St. Joseph’s for all that they could do, and also for the comfort of friends and family.