Thomas Alexander

Obituary of Thomas Albert Alexander

Dr. Thomas Albert (Alec, Tom) Alexander, passed away on Thursday January 18, 2007, at the age of 85 years. Born in Penticton, BC, and raised in Nanton, AB, Albert enlisted with the R.C.A.F. in 1942. Upon completion of pilot training he served as a Flying Officer during WWII. Following the war he studied dentistry at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1950, and practiced for forty years in Nanton and Calgary, retiring in 1990. Albert enjoyed many sports but his passion was golf. A long time member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club, he played a superb game. Albert and Hetty shared a wonderful life together, recently celebrating their 63rd anniversary. He was a charter member of Chinook Rotary and a member of Southern Alberta AirCrew Association. Albert will be remembered for his integrity, his deep love of family, and being a true and loyal friend. He was the dearly loved husband of Hetty; beloved father of Lynn (John) Rule and Ted Alexander; and dear grandfather of Jonathan (Sheila) Rule and Jamie Rule. He is also survived by his sister Helen Millott of Calgary. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon in 2004. Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 – 75th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday January 25, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. R.H. Grant Rodgers, Presider. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 – 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to the wonderful staff of Unit 300, Beverley Centre Glenmore for the exemplary care and compassion given to Albert during his illness. In living memory of Dr. Thomas Alexander, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.
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