Alexander Fairley

Alexander Fairley


It is with great sadness we

announce the passing of

Alexander Fairley on August

29, 2013, surrounded by the

love of family at Three Links

Manor.  Alex will be sadly

missed by his wife Mary;

children: Grant Fairley, Donna (Dan) Hikichi, Linda (Larry)

Tanaka, Bonnie MacDonald,

Betty (Steve) Jong-d’Andrea all from Kelowna and David Fairley

of Tuscon Arizona; grandchildren: Thomas, Kaelee (Nic),

Riley (Katlyn), Braeden, Carter, Kelsey (Nick), Lindsey,

Samantha, Dylan, Brandon, Devon and Dallas; sister Alice (Bill) Thompson of Montrose; step-brothers: John (Ilene) Bridge of Fruitvale, Roy (Gail) Bridge of Port Alberni and many nieces and nephews.  Sadly predeceased by his

parents James Fairley of Penticton; Alice Jane Milne of Trail, sister Geraldine Kirk of Rossland, step-mother Annie May Fairley, step-sister Joann Forsyth both of Penticton.  Born July 10, 1929 in Merritt, Alex started his lifelong love

of the hardware retail business as a teenager; managing, owning and still buying and selling into his late 70’s at the

local flea markets.  “The other tool guy!”  After serving

with the Lord Strathcona Horse (R.C.) during the Korean War (recognized for gallantry and outstanding service)

he married Mary Margaret Fraser of Duncan, BC on

October 9, 1954.

Settling in Vernon after working in Kamloops, Nanaimo

and Squamish to raise their family.  He was a hardworking, caring and supportive husband, father and grandfather. 

We will miss his witty remarks, wonderful sense of humour and mischievous smile.  We would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Three Links Manor for their exceptional care.  No service

by request.  A private family interment.  Should family or friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to

Canadian Diabetes Association, 189 Sutherland Ave.,

Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7.  

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