Alexander Pottin

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Alexander Pottin

  • Birth: 1919-11-03 Died: 2013-04-03

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    Service Date: 4/16/2013

    Service Time: 1:00:00 PM

    Service Location: Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel

    Service Address: 15800 - 32nd Ave. Surrey, B.C.

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Alexander Pottin

                                       Pottin – Alexander

                                            1919 – 2013


Alexander Pottin passed away peacefully on April 3, 2013 at the age of 93 after an extended hospital stay. Alex was born on November 3, 1919 in Zdolbunov, Poland. WWII disrupted his studies and changed the coarse of his life. After many hardships the family immigrated to Canada in 1959 to start anew. He worked as an engineering technologist at Reid Crowther & Partners in Winnipeg and then at BC Hydro in Vancouver. He retired in 1984 to enjoy many great years on Pender Island with his wife Helen. His many interests included hunting, fishing, photography, diving, rock hounding, lapidary, painting and reading. He also enjoyed playing the piano, guitar, mandolin & accordion. He is predeceased by Helen, his wife of 62 years and his son Alex Pottin Jr. He leaves behind daughters Emilia Olson (Orval), Irene McPhee (Barry), son Richard, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Many thanks to the 4th floor staff at Peace Arch Hospital and Crescent Gardens Retirement Community for making a difference in his life. Funeral Service is 1 pm April 16, 2013 at Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800 – 32nd Ave. Surrey, BC. A Celebration of Life at 3500 Morgan Creek Way to follow. Donations to CNIB in lieu of flowers greatly appreciated. Express condolences at