September 7, 1927 – January 25, 2012
William McLean Alston (Mac) passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 25, 2012 at the age of 84 after a valiant battle with many medical challenges.
He is survived by his beloved wife, friend and caregiver of 58 years Marg Alston; his children, Barb Perin and her fiancé Grant Brandon, Bill and Deborah Alston, Marguerite and Al Dadswell, and Liz and Kevin Blust; many wonderful grandchildren (Ryan, Justin, Amanda, Connor, Jessica, August and Emma); as well as his sister-in-law Patricia Alston. He was predeceased by his younger brother Robert (Bob) Alston.
Mac was a dedicated Husband, Dad and friend to many. He had a passion for golf and in his youth excelled at both Baseball and Basketball. Mac was a respected banker for over forty years. His career, which started in Prince Albert, SK, took him to many places throughout Canada. Anyone who knew Mac will remember his sense of humor, jokes and ability to hit the ‘send’ button on email. He will be missed dearly.
A special thanks to all the nurses and doctors at the Foothills Hospital and the Northland Dialysis unit, they took such great care of him over the years.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Hemodialysis, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca .
A Celebration of Mac’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Mac Alston, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences