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Alexander Pirie

March 7, 1937 - January 12, 2012

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Alexander Pirie March 7, 1937-January 9, 2012.
With family at his side, Alex left this world early January 9. He is predeceased by both his parents, and his sister and his best friend Zak. He is survived by his three children, Scott, Jayne and Allison, and apple of his eye; granddaughter Maddie. His is also survived by his former wife Audrey, Brother Ian (Fran) Niece Christine (Greg) and their children Mackenzie and Owen.
As a young man he served with the British Forces as a Paratrooper, and jumped during the Suez crisis in 1956
Alex immigrated to Canada from Aberdeen Scotland in 1958. He started work in the pulp and paper industry at Ocean Falls and led a very active life there. He left Ocean Falls, with family in tow, for employment at Crofton Pulp Mill, in late 1967. He worked on the paper machines until his retirement in 1998.
Alex loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman to say the least. Most of his spare time was spent drift fishing the Cowichan river, mooching for salmon in Samsun Narrows and then later in Port Renfrew and Salmon Beach. He enjoyed many hunting trips with family and friends, and loved to camp. He was a teller of tales and there was always a joke to be told. Frequent trips in Mexico aboard the Escondido were a source of great fun, as was the boat trip in Alaska.
Alex was a longtime member of Temple Lodge and a member of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club.
We would like to thank Cerwydden Care, Cowichan Valley Hospice and private caregiver Sheila Jones, for their compassionate care of Alex,
Family would like all friends to join them in a Celebration of Life for Alex which will be held on January 28, 2012, 2pm at Duncan United Church. There will be refreshments, laughter and shared memories to follow, and Yes there will be Salmon!

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: sandy petrie
Relation: friend of the family

I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

From: Sheila Jones
Relation: Private Care Giver

Dear Audrey and all Alex’s family – He was so proud of his family and will be so missed. Thank you for asking me to be a part of his life. We had many fun drives through the back roads always stopping for his beloved ice cream. I will always remember him being my Navigator to many unknown places when I was new in the Valley. Thanks again, Alex. Prayers and special Angels – Sheila

From: Fred Crockett
Relation: Former co-worker

I had the privilege of working with Alex at Crofton in the late 1960’s. He was a fine man and will be missed. Fred Crockett, Burlington, Ontario

From: Norma Black
Relation: mutual friends and curling

Dear Audrey and family:
Sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 28, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Duncan United Church
246 Ingram St.
Duncan , BC Canada

246 Ingram St.
Duncan , BC Canada

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