Alexander Joseph (Alex) Horvath
August 24, 1937 ~ February 23, 2013
Alex passed away peacefully in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 75, surrounded by his family.
He was born and raised in Milk River, AB. He married Ruth Russell in December of 1960 in Calgary, AB.
Alex worked in construction for many years. Operating heavy equipment and grading roads was his passion. He worked on many Calgary streets, roads and the airport. In 1971, he moved his young family to Canyon, BC, where he began his grader business. He worked on many logging roads in the area and his finished product was appreciated by the local truck drivers.
Alex is survived by his wife Ruth and four children, Brenda (Russell) Retzlaff, Arlene (Terry) Yoshikawa, Wayne (Carmen), and Roger (Karen); five grandchildren: Tamara, Brett, Mika, Sarah and Riley; and his sister Susan (Lethbridge, AB).
He was predeceased by his mother, father, three sisters and three brothers.
A Private Family Memorial Service was held on February 28, 2013.
Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society, c/o Bambrick & Associates, P. O. Box 999, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.