Alec Wickson

Obituary of Alec E. Wickson

<h1>Alec E. Wickson</h1> 1928 – 2008 Beloved spouse of Joyce Davidson (Ringel) for 29 years, passed away peacefully, at his residence on Monday, October 6, 2008, after a brief encounter with cancer. Survived by sons Neil (Eileen Lavis) and former daughter-in-law Judy all of Vancouver and Stan of Brampton; Joyce’s children Cheryl and Dale Frey of St. Jacobs and Robert and Dana Davidson of Hanover. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christine McGeachy (Rob), Diane Lemieux (Paul), Nicole Frey, Jennifer Wickson, Karin Vickers (Josh), Trevor Frey, Erin &amp; Matthew Davidson; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews (both in England and Canada) and his sister-in-law Alice of England. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Ada Wickson of England; brothers Arthur of England, William (Phyllis) of Brantford; sister Edna (Jack) Marsh of England and ex-wife Adalia. Alec was born on April 20, 1928 in Walsall, England. He served in the Royal Navy 1946-1948, emigrated to Canada in 1951 and was happily employed at the University of Waterloo for 31 years prior to his retirement in 1991. Throughout his retirement years, Alec kept busy with his many projects – bi-weekly visits to the Waterloo Library to obtain his favourite authors’ books, fishing with his son in BC, painting sceneries, taking pictures of anything that moved or stood still, volunteer work assisting Joyce with Bid Euchre at RIM Park, and in his spare time, travelling, a game of pool, challenging game of Scrabble, a good card game and fun times spent at Cheryl’s trailer in Grand Bend. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Alec at the Erb &amp; Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Thursday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A service to celebrate his life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 1 pm with Rev. James Brown officiating. Interment in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Immediately following the service, friends and relatives are invited to the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital or the K-W Branch of the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made through the funeral home, or 519.745.8445. In living memory of Alec, a donation to the Trees of Learning Program will be made by the funeral home.