Born July 28, 1948, passed away May 19, 2013
Known to the world as John and to his family as Alex he was predeceased by parents John and Aileen Windram and a sister Mari Jane as well as a twin brother. He is survived by brothers Bill (Kathy) of Courtenay and Charles of Hamilton, Ontario and a sister Betty Jo of Campbell River. He is also survived by an adopted daughter Cara (Wes) of Courtenay and two grandchildren Darrien and Justice.
Alex was born in Vancouver but grew up in the Comox Valley. He left the valley in his early twenties. After spending some time in Timmins Ontario where he managed a radiator business Alex returned to the valley in 1984. Upon his return he was for the most part self employed working in the shake industry and then he created his own handyman business, ‘Unicorn Construction’.
Alex enjoyed the outdoors especially camping and sitting by the campfire. Although he faced some hard times himself or maybe because of it he was always up to helping others who needed something fixed, a problem solved, or a shelter over their head.
Alex was a fighter; he fought and beat cancer twice, struggled with diabetes, and other health issues. Several times he had been to the edge and was able to make it back. Alex died peacefully two weeks after a house fire.
He was loved by and will be missed by many.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay, Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 11:00am, with Father Joe Killoran officiating. Reception and committal of ashes to follow.