November 14, 1946 – May 5, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Alex Black, 74, at his home on May 5, 2021. Alex made the unforeseen decision to end his life. Though his choice is difficult to understand, we ask of you to think of him with compassion and respect in this time of grief.
Alex practiced for 10 years in Scotland and 28 years in Vanderhoof as a GP, and dedicated himself to meeting the health needs of all those he served. Alex took a leadership role in the medical community. It was his great honour and privilege to mentor a generation of doctors who continue to care for the people of Vanderhoof today.
He enjoyed good (or bad, or any) Scotch, fishing and camping in the great outdoors, and the company of friends. His sanctuary was his cabin at Fraser Lake where he could truly separate his professional from his private life and occupy himself with hosting friends and family. His quick wit and generosity of spirit will be dearly missed.
Alex joins his parents, Francis and Agnes, his first wife, May, his brothers John and Bobby, and his brother-in-law, Will F.
He is survived by his wife, Petra, his son, David, his daughter-in-law, Donna, his grandson, Ryan, his sister, Nan, his sister, Christine, and Christine’s husband, Will, and his sister-in-law, Ann. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends in Scotland, Austria, and Canada.
Donations in remembrance of him can be made to the Vanderhoof Men’s Shed.
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