Alexander Thomas Bankier (Alex) McKENDRICK

McKendrick, Alexander Thomas Bankier (Alex) “Gone Home”, born in Carluke, Scotland, on October 7, 1913, passed away in Victoria on August 31, 2002. Predeceased by: son John, wife Betty, wife Anne Beattie and son-in-law Slim Pritchard. Alex came to Canada at six weeks of age to Extension, BC, where he was raised. At the age of 15 years he moved to Trail and became an apprentice carpenter at the Cominco Smelter in Trail. Alex played hockey for the Trail Smokeaters and was a goalie on the 1931-1932 and the 1932-1933 Trail Junior Hockey Club – the champions of Kootenays and BC. Alex returned to Scotland, drove an Omnibus and played hockey for the Wembley Lions. During WWII he was a Merchant Seaman for the United Kingdom and Canada. Alex returned to Canada, with his war bride Queenie, the mother of his children. He drove trucks in the Yukon and lived in Whitehorse where he prospected and fished. He moved to Quesnel where he retired as a School Bus Driver. He then moved to Lantzville to fish and paint. He leaves to celebrate his life: daughters: Maralyn Pritchard and Hilary (John) Hansen, stepson Ken (Sue) Beattie, granddaughters; Dorothy, Lyn, Sharon, Jonelle, Maralyn, Coral and Laurene, numerous great grandchildren and other extended family members. The family is grateful to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital for his care and to friends, especially Yvonne for being so faithful and caring during his final days. Private family celebration. “BON VOYAGE DAD”

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