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JOHN JOSEPH (RED) ALIX September 5, 1926 - January 12, 2010 Taken early after 83 great years. Red (Dad) left us peacefully, surrounded by family, after a valiant fight with cancer. Red (Dad) will be deeply missed by his loving wife Kathy and children, Terry (Heather), John (Nadia), Tracy (Les) Johnson and Tom (Lois). He will be forever cherished and remembered by his 14 grandchildren, Kris, Jason, Kara, Cody, Hillary, Nathan, Becky, Dustin, Casey, Patrick, Charlie, Joe, Steve, Rachel and his five great-grandchildren. Dad was predeceased by his brother Roy, wife Babe and daughter Jayne. Dad was born in Cornell, Wisconsin and moved to Tisdale, Saskatchewan at the age of two. He spent most of his youth in Bladworth, SK on the family farm where his love of the simple life grew roots. Dad started his career and family in Saskatoon which eventually took him to Winnipeg, the city he grew to love. He gained notoriety working as the morning man at CJOB for 35 years where he introduced his trademark program Beefs and Bouquets . Above all, it was always family first , all of his decisions were guided for the purpose of creating a tight family unit. Dad had a one-of-a-kind personality and he touched the hearts of so many people in so many ways, even at the most trying times his sense of humour and positive attitude prevailed. Dad was passionate about many things associated with country life, such as his horses, feeding the birds, the vegetable and flower gardens and wide open spaces. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of the third floor of the Grace Hospital, for continually providing stellar care and compassion for Dad. A celebration of Red's life will be held on Monday, January 18, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Lung Association, Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba. Here's Tae Us Wha's Like Us Damn Few And There O Deid Mair's the pity Love Ya Precious, Kathy Arrangements handled by Chapel Lawn 885-9715.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 16, 2010
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