January 5, 1933 – May 6, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Samuel Alexander Fairbairn in Terrace, B.C. Alex was born and raised in Scotland. He moved to Canada in 1958 with his wife Mary, and they settled in Brampton, Ontario where they welcomed their daughter in 1968. Mary passed away in 1978 from cancer, and Alex met Gillian and her daughters and they married in 1979.
Alex worked as an auto mechanic, and then changed careers In the early 1970’s and became a locksmith, eventually owning his own business in 1990. In 1997, Alex sold his business and retired to Dunnville, Ontario where he discovered that he enjoyed creating things with wood. In 2002, they moved to Terrace and it was here that Alex discovered intarsia and thereafter spent may happy hours creating in his workshop.
Predeceased by his first wife, Mary, Alex leaves behind his beloved wife Gillian, daughters Patricia (Dale) Wickes, Julie (Adrian) San Juan and Kelly (Rocky) Duff; his grandchildren William (Alisa) and Daniel Wickes, Alejandro and Sebastian San Juan, Martin Miles and Chaelin Duff, his brother Tom (Gladys), nieces and nephew and cousins in Scotland, and family and friends in Canada.
In lieu of flowers, Alex requested donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcomed. A celebration of Alex’s life will be held on June 9th at 3005 Solomon Way in Jackpine Flats from 1-3pm.