Norman Alexander

Norman Alexander

July 17, 1939-Sept 20, 2009

Of Langley B.C. Former resident of Cumberland and Courtenay. Predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Sheena in 2001. Survived by his children Jennifer, Joyce and David, grandchildren Megan and Ryan.

Norman was born and raised in Methil, Scotland and came to Canada with his young family in 1968. Arriving first in Winnipeg he was employed at the University of Manitoba in an administrative capacity.

After moving to B.C. in 1974 he owned with his wife the Home Store in Cumberland. In the 1970’s and 80’s Norman was very active in the community. He was President of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, board member of both the Vancouver Island Chamber of Commerce and the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He sat on many organizing committees including Cumberland Empire Days and Lake Days. He especially enjoyed his involvement with the Cumberland Historical Society and the Caledonian Society which as a life long supporter of Scottish music was very close to his heart. Norman was also a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He volunteered for many other activities in and around Cumberland. In his spare time Norman enjoyed keeping a seat warm in the King George Hotel with Brownie and Roy Genge. No service by request.

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