April 24, 1931
-September 5, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alex Markin on September 5, 2013. He died peacefully in the home he was born and raised in Tarrys, BC.
Alex was blessed with 82 years of a life well lived. Alex began his carpentry career in 1947 at age 16 years. For the 30 years prior to his retirement in 1995, Alex worked for Fame Construction from Trail, BC. Alex was extremely proud to have obtained his 60-year pin as a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
Alex enjoyed fishing, camping and most of all farming and raising his cattle. He enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour novels and was a cowboy at heart.
Alex is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ann; his sister Helen Anderson, brother Gregor Markin; his sons Philip (Elizabeth) and Allen (Kathy); his daughter Patricia (Kerry); grandchildren Carrie Markin (Walter), Kristy Daniels (Russ), Johanna Markin (Adam), Chelsea Markin (Adam), Alana Markin (Shane), Chad Frass and great grandson Wyatt Daniels. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Hanna and sisters Mary Hity and Alice Sheloff.
Alex was a husband, father, grandfather and friend and
will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.
The service will be held at the Pentecostal
New Life Assembly Church at 10 am on Friday,
September 13, 2013.