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ALEX TEVENDALE Alex Tevendale, aged 71 years, beloved husband and father passed away October 1, 2003 at Deer Lodge Centre, following a very lengthy illness. Left to cherish his memory is Jean his wife of 51 years, and son David of Calgary. Alex was predeceased by his mother Anne and father David. He is survived by his Aunt Lil Masters and Uncle Al Sharrow, also many, many cousins nieces and nephews. Your many friends and family will miss you dearly, but we will not forget. Alex was a longtime employee of the Dental Company of Canada, in latter years as a manager of the Winnipeg Branch. After 25 years with the company he went on to organize and finance his own business "Service Sports Ltd." later buying and managing Techmatic Art Store. In 1984 Alex left the retail business and very much enjoyed working as a Manufactures Agent until his retirement in 1999. He loved to travel, meet people, and make new friends and being "on the road" was really his good time. Alex was very active in the community and served on the Board of Directors for Camp Manitou, Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Manitoba, Association for Retarded Children and The Provincial Exhibition. He was Provincial Easter Seal Chairman in 1968, he also co-chaired United Way. Alex was honoured with a Life Membership by the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg of which he was president in 1969 and later held the Office of President with the K-40 Club. Alex was appointed vice chairman of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission in 1978 and chairman in 1981. He later worked for Corby Distilleries Limited as a district manager. He was very actively involved in civic, provincial and federal politics and chaired several very successful campaigns. Alex was a very competitive curler and has more than one trophy to prove it. For many years he enjoyed Saturday mornings on the golf course, and was rewarded with a "hole in one" trophy which he so loved to show off. Al took up skiing with a passion, and we enjoyed many trips to Banff, Whistler, Aspen, Lake Tahoe, and numerous ski areas in British Columbia. We had the best of times. His very favourite pastime had to be fishing. Al could pack at a moments notice and fly off for a week of relaxation with his buddies to their very best fishing spot. Al had a wonderful sense of humour, which filled our life with much laughter and love. He loved reading, travelling and was always ready for a party with family, friends and neighbors. Al was very appreciative and grateful for the care and many kindnesses he received at Deer Lodge Centre. A very special thank you to Chris and Archer Jackson who were there for him constantly with compassion and cheer. He loved you both so very much. He treasured your daily visits Archer. Memory is a very special gift. Your gone, but in our hearts you will remain forever. Al was also very grateful for the many visits from family and friends. David visited his dad for five wonderful days in late September and is so very happy they had that time together. A celebration for Als life will be held on Monday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the Garry Memorial Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. GARRY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY AND CREMATION CENTRE 925-1120
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 04, 2003
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