Croft, Alexander Donly, age 68, of Mill Village, Queens County, passed away on Monday, October 10th, 2016, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Liverpool, he was the son of the late Perry and Lydia Croft.
Alex loved to hunt and fish, working as a guide in his younger years. He also worked for many years as a stationary engineer at the IWK Children’s Hospital, in Halifax and later for Queens General Hospital in Liverpool. Alex dabbled in woodworking and was an avid amateur photographer. Above all else, Alex was most passionate about his family and spending time with them.
He is survived by his loving wife, Amy; son, Jason (Catherine) Croft, of Riverdale; grandchildren, Joshua and Ali; sister, Audrey Spencer-Croft, of West Melburne, Florida.
A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held on Friday, October 14th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Reverend Bonnie Baird officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Laurie and Janet Clattenburg
We are so sorry to hear of your loss
David and helen.....
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family, Amy. RIP, Alex….
Amy,Jason,Cat & family,so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing.Alex was a man of many talents & a good friend.He will be missed by many.Keep him close in your heart until you all meet again.In my thoughts & prayers.
John & Carol Anne Babin
Amy and family, our sincerest condolences on your loss. May the perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
To the family .
So sorry to read of Alex’s passing. He was a great guy.
I knew him from the Hospital.–when I worked there.
My sincere sympathy to all the family.
Amy and Family, I am very sorry for our loss. My sincere condolences to you.
Amy, Jason and family…I am so sorry for your loss… Alex will definitely be missed…Take care and lean on one another through this difficult time..xoxox
Amy – I so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
We are so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing.Remember the good times and that will see you through.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Sending our sincere condolences to the Family.
Susan and Garlent Oickle
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and family at this time keep the memories close to you
Amy My sincere condolences I was shocked when I read the passing of Alex.He and I grew up together I have many memories of those childhood days. I ‘m sure you and your family have many memories as well .hold them close to your heart..and they will get you through the difficult days. R.I.P my friend
Jo-Ann & Rick Baker
Amy, Jason and family,
So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. My sincere condolences.
Rick & Jo-Ann
Sorry To Hear Of Alex”s Passing He Fought A Long Tough Battle Our Thoughts And Prays Are With You Amy/Family
Dear Amy, Jason & family,
I am so very sorry to hear the news of Alex’ s passing and wish to extend my deepest condolences.
Just today, I was going through some of my photos and came across several Christmas cards that were sent to me with wonderful examples of his photography. He definitely had an eye for the perfect picture.
Marion Power (cousin)
To Amy, Jason and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Find comfort in your memories.
Fred & Connie Hynick
Sincere condolences to Amy and family on the passing of your loved one.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time
June and Chess
We will remember the good times starting almost 40 years ago. We have lots of memories.
linda & wade hatt
So sorry to hear of your loss ..Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you and your family
Linda & Wade Hatt
Amy and family, so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. In my thoughts !!!
mike and corrie lockwood
Amy and family so sorry to hear of your loss, condolences to you all.
Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Alex. My thoughts are with you.
Merle and Debi Smiley
So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. Will be thinking of you.
Deb,Chuck ,Clay Taylor
Amy ,Jason and all of Alex’s family.
We send our condolences at this very sad time.
But we are thankful Amy that you have loved ones and friends close by you.
Keep strong and takcare of yourself ,feel the love and concern for you now.
Alex is now free from his pain and now is the light in your hearts .
Deb ,Chuck, Clay
cynthia and allan wilson
So sorry to hear of hubbys passing .You and your family are in our prayers
Dear Amy and family: So sorry for your loss, thinking of you. Susan Dean
patti and terry
we are sooo very sorry to hear of alex’s passing, he was a great friend and will be sadly missed by many people. he definatly touched a lot of peoples lives and will never be forgotten,we are thinking of you and your family amy. r.i.p.alex
Lynda & Richard McLeod.
We were so sad to hear of Alex passing, our love and prayers go out to you Amy and to his wonderful son Jason and the rest of the families we are both thinking of you at this sad time in your life.
Amy sorry for your loss
My deepest condolences to you all! I love you and my heart grieves with you!!
Amy,Jason,Catherine & family
Sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.Keep strong and take care of yourself and each other.REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES AND KEEP THE MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEARTS!
Thinking of you all
Catherine and Lawrence Hatt
I an so sorry to hear of Alex`s passing. I knew he had been in declining health these past years. We will keep him in our memory. Hugs to all.
Ronnie and Barbara Burns
Amy and family,
So very sorry to hear about Alex. May you find strength and comfort from the love and support of your family and friends in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you and sending our condolences.
Sorry to hear of Alex’s passing.
Amy and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time. Darlene and Wayne
Sincere condolences to you Amy, Jason and family from Betty & I. Our friendship has extended over many years with many pleasant thoughts to cherish.
I was very surprised to hear of Alex passing, we grew up together and shared some good times. he will be missed. May God bless his family and keep the memories alive.
Nancy (Anthony) Whynot
Dale and Eugene Hynick
Sorry to hear of your loss….thinking of you and your family…..
George & Loni Laing
The last few years were hard on you and your family. Alexs’ passing is even harder to deal with but you will get through it. Know that we are thinking of you and hope things get better. Sorry for your loss.
Brenda and Bob Lohnes
Amy and Family: Our condolences on Alex’s passing.
Amy Jason Laurie and family
We are so sorry for your loss. For the little time that we knew Alex, he made it feel like we’ve known him a long time. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Our prayers are with you and your family Amy.
Don and Bonnie
It seems like I have known Alex my whole life so it will seem strange for awhile not to be running into him at the post office, the parking lot, Timmies or wherever, but he is at peace now. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers Amy, Jason, Cat and family.
Melinda (Van Norden)Hilchey
To Amy and family:Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.I always enjoyed chats with you and Alex when we saw each other out and about.May your memories of your years together give you comfort now…your old school pal.
Dear Amy, Jason & family, sorry to hear of Alex`s passing. May you find comfort in knowing he is not suffering anymore. Thinking of you and your family.
Sharon & Ronald Verge
Our Sincere condolences on Alex’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Dan and Pamela Moorr
Amy,Jason and Family,we are so sorry for your loss an emptiness that can not be replaced ,remember the good times and hold tight to each other ,sending our Love ❤️
Phil & Phyllis MacLean
We were very sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family
Amy, Jason and family
I was so sorry to hear of ALex’s passing. My most sincere condolences to all of you. Alex certainly had a hard road of it these last few years. Take care Amy.
Ron & Bonnie Henderson
Amy, Jason and Family,
Our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of your loved one, Alex.
Saddened to hear about Alex,he’ll be missed,my thoughts and prayers are with you.
I was so sorry to hear about Alex’s passing, I have found memories of my time working with Alex at QGH, we had many laughs. He was a true friend and will miss him very much
Gerald and Rose Grimshaw
Rose & I are very sorry to hear the sad news. Alex was a great friend, we worked together At Queens General’s Maintenance Dept. He will be missed.
Anne Porter Sarty
I was so very sorry to hear that Alex passed. I will be thinking about you as you move through this difficult time.
Anne (Dr. Mogan’s office)
Dear Amy&family; So sorry to hear of Alex passing,
please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you
at this sad times. melba&Joe.
Barry & Connie Cole
Sorry to hear about the passing of Alex, We so enjoyed in meeting him at different places. He always had a smile and made us laugh. He will be greatly missed. Cherish all the good memories of him and hold them in your hearts. Barry & Connie
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Amy and family,
So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. He was such a great guy who always met you with a smile. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sending sincere sympathy. Ruth Anne Zwicker
Brenda Lawrence / Jim Hubley
To Amy and family .
So sorry to hear that Alex passed away .
We always had a few yarn’s in the Sobey’s or Super
store parking lot’s . Alex was one of a kind . Alway’s had a story .
Thinking of you . Sincerely Jim and Brenda
Brian MacNutt and Karen Talbot
To Amy and family,
We are truly sorry about Alex’s passing and send our sincerest condolences. We know all too well the pain and emptiness when a dear loved one is no longer filling our lives. You have a lifetime of memories that nothing can take away. We are thinking of you.
Blake & Jo-anne Conrad
Amy, Jason & family so sorry to hear about Alex’s passing. We were away for the week so just heard. Lots of funny memories of Peach. He actually used the excuse ‘ the dog ate my homework ‘ when he was in school. It didn’t work as he ended up writing supplimental exams that summer at my grandmothers. When we were in Toronto & he arrived with a backpack & left for the day to explore Toronto. He said he spent the day on the transit system but saw all of Toronto he wanted. Two days later he headed back to Charleston. He was a great guy, a little crazy at times, but never caused anyone any harm.
Darlene and John Chandler
So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Markus J. Heinis
A great soul has departed, but the memories shall never fade.
Your loss is huge and I can only share your pain.
May the soul that has gone rest in peace.
Wishing you and your family faith and courage.
My deepest sympathy.
my sincere sympathy ..thinking of you at this sad time
Amy, we were sorry to see Alex had died. Our sincere condolences to you and your family