It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the sudden passing on August 14, 2017 in Vancouver B.C., of Alexander Robert Grouchy.
Predeceased by his father Alexander Francis Grouchy. Left with fond and loving memories his mother Dorothy (nee Williams); sisters Carol Ann and Kathleen Grouchy (Joseph Taaffe) and their children Liam and Orlagh; brother Douglas (Christine Swantee) and their children Carly and Samantha. Also leaving to mourn family friend Rosemary Gladney, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Alex had a lifelong interest in aviation. His flying career started shortly after high school when he moved to Toronto to attend flight school where he obtained his commercial fixed-wing pilot’s license. He then became a flight instructor and worked his way up from fixed-wing aviation to earn his rotary-wing qualification to fly helicopters.
Alex held commercial aviation licenses for Canada and the United States as well as an aerial photography certificate.
For the past 26 years, Alex lived in the tropical paradise of St. Lucia, West Indies working as a senior captain helicopter pilot for St. Lucia Helicopters. Flying was his passion in life!
Recently Alex retired to Vancouver, B.C. to spend time with his sister Kathy and her family and to start a second career in aviation maintenance.
As per his wishes cremation has taken place.
Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, August 28th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.
Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book please visit www.carnells.com.