Alex, born March 20, 1920 in Riceton, Saskatchewan passed away suddenly at the Campbell River Hospital on September 13, 2004.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Alma; daughters: Leslie Cross (Gord), Jeanette Savage (Phil), Pat Day (Ed) and son John Linton (Anne). Alex was very fond and proud of his grandchildren: Erika, Richard, Cameron, Darin, Roxanne, Karina, Alexa, Clare and Hilary.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret Linton of Selkirk, Scotland.
Alex grew up in Courtenay, BC. He served in World War 2 overseas for five years. Following, Alex worked at the Bank of commerce in Courtenay and Campbell River. Alma and Alex met shortly after the war while skiing on Forbidden Plateau and were married in 1947.
Soon after, Alex became a partner in Van-Isle Equipment and then became the manager for Acklands Equipment in Campbell River.
Through the years he had a passion for skiing, golfing, fishing, hiking, traveling, gardening and eating good food!
Alex’s stubbornness was definitely an attribute in his life enabling him to be successful in many of his endeavors. In fact, while semi-retired he discovered his true passion – Mt. Washington. His conviction and his hard work allowed his dream to be realized. As promoter and developer, Mt. Washington Ski Resort opened in December of 1979.
As a long time member of the Shriners organization, Alex was well respected by all. Perhaps, those that knew him best will remember him most for the mischievous twinkle in his eye and his contagious sense of humor. Alex was genuinely interested in everyone and everything around him. He will be sadly missed.
Private cremation entrusted to Sutton’s Funeral Hall. No Service by request. His extended family would like to invite friends and family to an open house in celebration of Alex’s life at the Masonic Hall on September 18th from 3:00 to 5:00p.m.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.