TOULGOET, Alexander Andrew

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November 25, 1920 – September 15, 2013

Alexander Toulgoet, husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Center on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Loving remembered by family Andrea (Jim Oram), Arlene Grindley, Alberta (Brian Chikmoroff) and Adele Toulgoet; grandchildren Essya and Michael Chikmoroff and brother Patrick Toulgoet. Alexander was predeceased by his wife Annie; brothers Emile, George and Arthur; sisters Anne Toulgoet and Irene Simpson; and son-in-law Robert Grindley. Born at home near Cochrane, he was raised in Calgary where he attended St Joseph’s and St Mary’s Boys School. Alexander worked in their family business until he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 where he trained to become an airplane mechanic. He was stationed at Torbay in Newfoundland and in 1944 he was transferred to Vancouver Island to Sydney and Comox. Alexander worked for CPR first as a fireman and then an engineer; in 1959 he joined Canada Post as a letter carrier until his retirement in 1983. Alexander and Annie were married in 1948 and with their extended family enjoyed many years of camping, card nights and square dancing. Dad and Mum had great adventures traveling with Andrea and Jim to Ireland, France, Australia, Japan, Caribbean, Europe, and several trips to Hawaii and Alaska.

The family would like to thank Dr. Dawes and the staff of Unit 43, the Physio team at PLC. There will be no formal funeral service, as per Alexander’s request, cremation has already taken place. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Alexander’s memory may be made to The Alberta Lung Association, Suite 208-17420 Stony Plain Rd NW Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6,

  1. On 18/09/2013 at 7:31 am Marlyn Paris-Townsend Said:

    Andrea, Arlene, Alberta, Adele & Family

    So sorry about “Dad #2”. I have many fond memories of time spent with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    David & Marlyn

  2. On 19/09/2013 at 11:58 am Bill Webb Said:

    Alberta, Arlene, Adele, Andrea, and family,

    You may not remember me however I clearly remember your father (and your mom) from when they lived on 9 Ave. NE. and all the kindness they showed to me as a child. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father and am thinking of you at this time of your loss.

    Bill & Norma Webb

  3. On 22/09/2013 at 7:55 am Cathy MacFarlane Said:

    Adele and all of your family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I am thinking of you and sending my sympathy.
    Cathy MacFarlane

  4. On 26/09/2013 at 2:25 pm Eleanor L. Bevan Gould Said:

    Andrea,and Family

    I am very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.We are sending our heartfelt sympathy.

    From all the Bevan’s Gerald & Suzannah, Louise & Steve Stewart, Joan & Susan.& Mom Eleanor

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