Alec was born in Reigate, Surrey, England. As soon as he finished school, he joined the R.A.F. in 1943 and did some of his training in Ontario. In 1945 he enlisted in the Glider Pilot Regiment and served in Palestine for two years. Alec immigrated to Canada and worked as a farm hand in Ontario, Innisfail, Alberta and Cranbrook, B.C. He arrived at Lejac in 1953. On one of his fishing trips, he met Karl Haugen and they later went into business together as guide-outfitters at Germansen Lake. He later worked at Lewis Motors in Vanderhoof as a mechanic and parts-man. In 1965 he joined the Department of Highways as a labourer and eventually became the Purchasing Agent.
Alec enjoyed the wilderness and nature, fishing and hunting. His hobbies included fly tying, wildlife photography and WW1 &11 model airplane building. He was predeceased by his brothers, Allen and Peter and his daughter Linda. Alec is survived by his wife Rosa, son Trevor (Erica), grandsons Logan (Tamara), Jeff (Chantal), Joe, Justin and two great grandsons. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.