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David Alexander


James David Arthur Alexander, B.Sc B.Ed. M.Ed.

September 13, 1977 – November 3, 2020

Teaching was his life, learning was his passion.


Our beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend passed away November 3rd, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer.  

David enjoyed a career teaching in many communities across the country with stops in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  At the time of his passing, David was a distance education student through Memorial University of St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador.  He was finalizing plans for pursuit of a Doctorate Degree which was one of his many lifelong goals.  He was also a Teacher, Guidance Counsellor and Administrator with the Frontier School Division out of Moose Lake, Manitoba.

David was a passionate fan of many sports.  When back in Nova Scotia for the summers, he would often fly to wherever the Saskatchewan Roughriders were playing to attend games.  He was an avid candlepin bowler out of the Heather Lanes in New Glasgow, winning a major title in the late nineties.  Travel had become a major part of his life.  He journeyed throughout North America by road, air and rail visiting many places along the way.  He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

He is survived by his Mother, Mary Tye (Everett McCullough), Brother Dann Alexander (Cheryl), Step-Siblings Lori Matthews (Andrew), Carson McCullough (Marie), Janna McCullough, Aunt and Uncle Shelley and Clifford Tye, several Cousins, Step-Nieces and Step-Nephews.  He was predeceased by his Sister Meghan in infancy, Grandparents George and June Tye, William and Mary Alexander, Father Arthur Adams Alexander, Aunt Shirley Tye-Fraser, Uncle Teddy Tye and trusted canine companions Blue and Baby.  

Cremation and committal service have taken place.  If anyone wishes, donations can be made in David’s memory to the Pictou County SPCA.  

The family would like to extend their thanks to the VON, Dr. Peter Lee, the Palliative Care Team and everyone at the Aberdeen and QE2 Hospitals for their compassion and care.  Special thanks as well to the staff at Memorial University and Frontier School Division.  

Requested Charity
Pictou County SPCA