David Joseph Alexander, P.Eng.

    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of David Joseph Alexander, P.Eng. peacefully at home in Hantsport, NS on 24 June 2004 at the age of 75. 

    David was born in St. George's, NL.  He attended the Nova Scotia Technical University, graduating in 1953 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He was commissioned that year into the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers and posted to the 57th (Independent) Field Squadron with which he served in Korea followed by a posting to Germany.  

    After returning to Canada and completing his service, David was employed with National Research Council in Ottawa, ON for a year before returning to Newfoundland where he worked for the Department of Highways as an assistant engineer in the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway along the island’s west coast.  In 1956, he worked as an engineer at the United States Air Force base in Stephenville, NL rising to the position of Chief Base Engineer.  In 1958, he joined Parks Canada in Newfoundland working on the construction of Terra Nova National Park, the restoration of Cabot Tower on Signal Hill in St John’s, the John Guy Memorial, the hydrological and geological survey of the Viking site at Lance-Aux-Meadows and the restoration of the King's Bastion including the Chateau St. Jean at the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS.  In 1966 he went to work for Bell Canada and worked in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and London, before retiring in 1992.

    A funeral mass will be held on 28 June at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Windsor, NS. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.  {dcJan2017gd}  [zpp, zsd]