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Alexander Buist Wells

December 18, 1930 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 87)

   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alex Wells of Blairmore, AB on October 8, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB.  He was 87 years of age.

   Our father was always a “Pass boy” and other than some years spent in university in Saskatchewan and Edmonton, plus a few years at a firm in Richmond BC, Dad has always been here – in the Pass.

   He was a businessman whose clients included farmers, lawyers, and local businesses, even a cookie salesman.  He accepted payment of product for his services, so our house was never short of roast chicken and a variety of very yummy cookies. 

   He was a son, a twin, a husband, a father, a politician, a businessman, a curler and a golf enthusiast, but to us he was just Dad – mentor, counselor, financier, life guide, historian, friend.

  He lived a long, full life and admittedly at the end he felt he was beyond his expiry date!  So even though we are sad today, let’s celebrate his life, that he is back with Betty, and that he is free of ostemies, needles and dialysis sessions.  We want to thank Dr. Garbutt, Dr. Zielke and Dr. Wong for their unfailing support.   Also the Dialysis unit, Crowsnest Pass hospital and Chinook Regional Hospital for the tender loving care they showed our dad. 

  Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his children, Gail (Randy) Ancelet and Dianne (Doug) MacLean; his grandchildren, Travis, Brett, Chloe, and Neil; as well as his extended family and many friends.

  He was predeceased by his wife, Betty; his great grandson, Angus; his brothers, Stan and Albert; and his sister, Irene.

  A private family service was held. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation “Dialysis Unit” (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at

  Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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