Long time Windermere resident Alex Callander passed away at the Invermere Hospital surrounded by friends and family.
Alex liked the outdoors and was fond of fishing, hunting, and golf and had been a member of the Windermere Golf Course for the past many years.
Alex was predeceased by his wife Anne in 1988. He is survived by his three sons, Rob (Carey) Bruce (Elaine) and Rich Callander, six Grandchildren, Adrian, Michael, Tanner, McKenna, R.J., Ashley and his beloved dog Shadow, and two brothers Robert (Erla), Ken (Barb).
Alex loved a good crib game with friends and family and took many loonies off the other opponents.
Alex was a veteran and served in the Navy as an Able Body Seaman on the HMS Nabob patrolling the North Atlantic Ocean.
Many people that grew to know him over his long life will sadly miss Alex.
Thanks to all our family and friends for their ongoing support during this time and a special thanks to Julie Saunders, his fishing partner and special friend.
The family wishes to extend its thanks to the staff at the Invermere District Hospital.
A memorial service will be held in the Summer of 2011. Details will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7