Alexander Joseph MacAdam  19242018 avis de deces  NecroCanada

Alexander Joseph MacAdam 19242018

Alexander Joseph MacAdam
MacAdam Alexander Joseph, 94, of Antigonish died
on December 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years,
Evelyn, and all of his children. Born in Glace Bay on May 31, 1924, he
was the son of the late Roderick Joseph and Mary Josephine (MacNeil)
Alex will always be remembered as a dedicated,
hard-working, and loving husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. He touched our lives with love, kindness, and
generosity, and he will be cherished forever in our hearts. Alex had a
wonderful sense of humour, and he loved life! Despite his busy career,
he always made time for his loving family and enjoyed spending time
with them. Alex had many special hobbies and interests, which included
fishing, carpentry, travel, and gardening. Alex was an avid card
player throughout his life and enjoyed playing bridge at Club 60 and
with his bridge club members up until his
Alex graduated from St. Anne’s high
school in Glace Bay in 1941, and thereafter, received his Bachelor of
Arts from St. Francis Xavier University in 1945. Alex continued his
education and received his Physical Education Degree from McGill
University in 1947 and completed his Masters of Physical Education at
Springfield College in Springield, Massachusetts in
During his university years at St.F.X., Alex
exercised his many talents in sports, recreation, and physical
education. He was the Maritime Intercollegiate Lightweight Boxing
Champion during his time at St.F.X and was also recognized for his
many talents in basketball, varsity rugby, and baseball. During his
tenure at X, Alex presided over the University Amateur Athletic Club.
After returning from Massachusetts in 1949, Alex
went on to teach school in Lockport, N.S. He married his beautiful
wife Evelyn in 1950, and the couple moved to Halifax where Alex taught
school at St. Pat’s. Alex returned to his Alma Mater when he accepted
a faculty position at St.F.X. University in 1955. Alex held the first
position as a Physical Education Director, creating and implementing
the Physical Education program for the university. He was the Chairman
of the Physical Education department as well as Athletic Director from
1956-1966. His talents led to coaching men’s varsity boxing,
basketball, soccer, and track. In 1981, Alex was inducted into the
St.F.X. Sports Hall of Fame.
Alex was a dedicated member of the Antigonish
Highland Society and the Director of Track & Field at the
Highland Games. As a member of the board and the executive council for
the Bergengren Credit Union, he also served as President of Credit
Union Central of Nova Scotia.
Alex will lovingly be remembered by his wife
Evelyn (Gallant) and his nine children, Gary (Pauline) Edmonton, Kevin
(late Nancy) PEI, Brenda (Bernie) Chisholm, Antigonish, Patsy (Mike)
MacIsaac Antigonish, Greg (Valerie) Halifax, Nancy (Rob) Dunphy
Antigonish, Donna (Paul) Richardson Kingston, Ont., David (Fern)
Halifax, and Audrey (Jamie) Strathdee, Toronto, On. He was adored by
his 29 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Alex is preceded in
death by sisters: Dorothy (Jack MacNeil), Mary (Frank Doyle), Anna
(Larry Floyd); brothers, Roddie (Helen MacIntosh), Donald (Mary
MacNeil), and Stephen.
Visitation will be held Sunday in C.L. Curry
Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9pm. Funeral Mass will held Monday at 11:00am in St. Ninian Cathedral,
Reverend Donald MacGillivray presiding. Burial in the parish
In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences:

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Alexander Joseph MacAdam 19242018..

Source:c.l.curry funeral services

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