Alec Richardson, beloved husband of Dora of Calgary passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at the age of 81 years.
Alec was born in Neepawa, MB on November 20, 1923, and was raised in Melfort, SK. Alec enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces at an early age and served in the U.K. and European Theatres of War where he played a part in the June 6, 1944 D-Day landing in France. Upon returning to civilian life, he married Dora and moved to Calgary. Over the years, Alec made many friends while working for the C.P.R., A.L.C.B. and Pan Canadian. He was a member of the Concord 124 Masonic Fraternity and the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 264.
Alec is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years Dora; his children, Colin, Brian, Sharon (Mike) Banning and Earl; his grandchildren, Cameron, Jeremy, Jennifer and Megan Banning, Aaron and Sonja Richardson; a brother James of Edmonton; a special niece and nephew Doris and Willie; other relatives; as well as good friends and neighbours. Alec always enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren and listening to their escapades.
A private family internment will take place at the Olds Cemetery, Olds, AB. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Bethany Care Centre, Link Auditorium, 916 – 18A Street NW, Calgary on Monday, December 6, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice #900, 833 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3T5 Telephone: (403) 263 – 4525 or to the Sheriff King Home, 2003B – 16 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5B7. Alec’s very special thanks go out to Dr. Barb Lansing, Dr. Grisdale, and the wonderful staff at Rosedale Hospice; to the members of the A124 – 1/2 Club, BJ’s Corner, PIDG, and to the residents of Prince of Peace Village. Alec and Dora appreciated the friendships shown by all the visits, cards and support during his illness. Forward condolences through ww.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Alec Richardson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences