July 19th, 1952 – June 26th, 2012
It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden and far too soon passing of Dan Alexander on Tuesday, June 26th 2012 at his home in Quesnel, British Columbia.
A husband, father, son, brother, co-worker or friend, Dan was a man of great integrity and humility, coupled with a quick wit and a tender side that his family knew and adored. Dan will leave a huge void in the lives of many. Dan and his wife & soul mate Sue were a team to be reckoned with. For nearly 37 wonderful years they shared many adventures and life lessons. Together they raised their 2 children who he could not have been prouder of. His son Bruce (Katie) and daughter Erin (Tavish, Avery and Josh) were the lights of his life.
Dan grew up in Saltair, attending Mount Brenton Elementary School, then Chemainus Secondary School. He continued on to U.B.C., graduating with a degree in Forestry.
Dan spent all of his working life in the forest industry in Prince George and Quesnel. He began with Rustad Brothers in P.G. Through hard work and determination he rose through the ranks working for Northwood, Canfor in P.G., Weldwood and most recently was the General Manager of the Quesnel Canfor division.
Dan is predeceased by his mother Nora Alexander and is survived by his father David Alexander along with sisters Norene (Brian Hawkins) and Jody (Jerry Berry). He also leaves behind in-laws Don, Nancy and Neil MacDougall as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dan, you are terribly missed already. Your memories, values and strength will be treasured within us all forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation or ALS.