Darrel George Alexander
July 22, 1947 – June2, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darrel on Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox with his family by his side. He was predeceased by daughter, Nikki; parents, Daphne and George; and sister, Darlene Towle. Darrel is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane; daughter, Jorgie Alexander (Aaron Bonnell); grandchildren, Kaitlynne, Kennedy, and Jordan Bonnell; brothers, Doug and Ted; brother-in-law, Ron Towle; sister-in-law, Donna Alexander; nieces, Bonnie (Macey), Darlene, Daesha, Darissa (Daebren), Breanne, and Bailey; nephews, Darron, Brody, and Brett.
Darrel was born in Vancouver and raised in Richmond, BC. He was a man of many and varied talents and was successful at whatever endeavours he undertook. In June of 1969, he started his apprenticeship and later became a Journeyman Steamfitter with membership in the United Association of Plumbing and Pipefitting local Union 170 for 45 years.
His love of the outdoors, however, steered him in a different direction. The family moved to the Cariboo area of British Columbia where he had gone fishing and hunting for many years. There he started his trucking business, became a faller, eventually starting his own logging company. In subsequent years, he was a partner in a construction company and created is own falling contracting company. In 1988, they relocated to Bowser, British Columbia and a few years later Darrel started his custom cabinetry business – Qualicum Cabinets Ltd. His love of wood was evident throughout his life, not only in his career choices, but also in the award winning furniture he designed and built.
You will be desperately missed and forever
in our hearts!
A family viewing will be held at 11:00 am
on Saturday, June 14th at Yates Funeral Services & Crematorium, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville, BC. A Celebration of Life will follow the viewing at 2:00 pm in the Qualicum Bay Lion’s Den, 280 Lions Way (behind the Lighthouse Community Centre) in Qualicum Bay, BC. For further information on these events, please call 250-927-0973.
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.