Alexander John MacDonald

October 16, 1934 – October 16, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alex MacDonald, beloved husband, father and grandfather. Alex passed away peacefully at Glacier View Lodge, in Courtenay, BC on his 85th birthday, October 16, 2019. Alex was married to his first wife Gladys and had two sons, Cameron and Ross. He was married to his second wife Margaret for 48 years and had son Ian and daughter Sandra.
Alex was born in Vancouver, BC and after high school, he worked as an installation technician in telecommunications for 40 years with CNCP/Unitel, eventually becoming a foreman. During his career Alex was fortunate enough to travel all over BC and upon retirement, he moved his family from Richmond, BC to Vancouver Island and settled in the Comox Valley where he spent the next 27 years.
Alex had a great sense of humour, and always enjoyed telling jokes. He loved to eat and dine out with family and friends and enjoyed summer vacations to the UK to visit family. He loved to curl, and play shuffleboard and cribbage. Alex also liked to tinker and could fix just about anything. He enjoyed listening to Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Elvis and George Strait. Some of Alex’s fondest memories were the purchase of his first car, a 1936 Nash LaFayette, the birth of each of his children, walking his daughter Sandra down the aisle at her wedding and the birth of his granddaughter Autumn.
Alex is survived by his loving wife Margaret, sons Cameron, Ross and Ian, daughter Sandra, son-in-law Jeremy, granddaughter Autumn and family dog Teddy, his faithful afternoon nap companion.
Our family wishes to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Reggler, Dr. Hunter and the staff at Glacier View Lodge for their excellent care, compassion and kindness. As per Alex’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Private cremation arrangements.
 Toneff Funeral Services

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