Alastair Michael

Date de décès:
samedi 6 janvier 2018

The Calgary Herald, AB

Hay, Alastair Michael M. A FRICS June 30, 1936 - January 6, 2018 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Alastair Hay on January 6, 2018 in Calgary. Alastair is survived by his sister Jennifer Pillsworth; his beloved wife of 56 years, Gabriella; his 2 daughters Michaela (Shane) Marchand and Nicoletta (Pat) McDonald and his 4 grandchildren, Charlie, Miranda, Alexander and Finn, each of whom he was immensely proud and who brought him the greatest joy. He is also survived by numerous well loved cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad. Alastair was born in Birmingham, England to Dr. Charles (Charlie) Hay and Josephine (Joey) Johnston of Edinburgh, Scotland. While Charlie went off to war as a ships' doctor, Alastair and his new baby sister Jennifer spent the first years of their life with Joey in Peebles. The family then settled in Cambridge where Alastair attended the Leys School where he excelled at rugby. He served in Africa with the Royal Marines, after which he returned to England to attend Cambridge University, earning a degree as a Chartered Surveyor from Fitzwilliam College. It was in Cambridge where Alastair met his eternal love Gabriella, whom he courted with the Lambretta motorcycle he had brought with him back from Africa. Gabriella and Alastair married in Florence Italy, moving back to England where he began his career with Shell-Mex & BP, and where their 2 daughters were born. The new world called and they moved to Canada, first to Toronto, then Calgary, until Alastair's career brought the family to Edinburgh in 1972. Joey had once joked that she had 3 pages in her address book for Alastair and Gabriella, but in 1976 the family moved back in Calgary where they made their beautiful home and surrounded themselves with dear and enduring friends. Settled in Calgary, Alastair built a successful career, as a partner at Cohos Evamy and Partners, and later at his own firms of CEP Consultants and Cochrane Engineering. Alastair loved Calgary and worked throughout his life to give back to the City which had been so good to them. He served 2 terms as Police Commissioner; volunteered annually as a Stampede Parade Marshall; served on several boards and was an active member of the community who could always be found socializing downtown, at the Glencoe Club, or on the sidelines of his grandchildrens' sports events. Still the adventurers, Alastair and Gabriella travelled the world with friends, exploring far places but returning frequently to their little house in Florence, which Alastair called their spiritual home. Alastair will be remembered for his kindness, integrity, dry sense of humour, his endless generosity and his complete devotion to the family. Most of all, Alastair will be remembered for the unending and eternal love he had for his beautiful Gabriella. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Peter Lougheed hospital for their incredible care and support. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602-8 St. SW, Calgary, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to the Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.ca or the Canadian Military Museum themilitarymuseums.ca Published in The Calgary Herald on Jan. 10, 2018

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