Alexander Clarke RAEBURN

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RAEBURN, Alexander Clarke - 1912 - 2012 Peacefully, on November 27, 2012, one day after his 100th birthday. Beloved husband of the late Doris Craig (1976) and the late June Stubbs (2007). Dear father of Lynn (Bill) Baker of Windsor, John and Helen of Orangeville and the late Craig (2011). Dear second Dad to Marilyn Stubbs (Clare) Cooney of Parksville, BC and Mary June Stubbs (Lyle) Cooney of Alton. Dad leaves behind his devoted grandchildren Matt (Mamata), John, Michael, Tania (Brian), Lisa (Mike), Cathy (Doug), Chris (Barry) and Kent (Chantal) and great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Alexander, Charley, Braedon, Creighton, Curtis and Caroline. He is survived by his two sisters Isabel (Bill) Bospoort and Ruth (Cliff) Coburn and predeceased by sisters Clara Finn and Jean MCArthur. Dad was proud to be part of the team that built the Avrocar, the Avro Arrow, the Lancaster bomber and CF-100, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10 during his long career in the aircraft industry. He was equally proud to serve his beloved Caledon as a school trustee, Deputy Reeve, Caledon Councillor and Peel Regional Councillor. He was a founding member of the Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Caledon Heritage Committee and served numerous terms on the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, the Ontario Heritage Foundation, the Ontario Waste Management Board and many other committees. In lieu of flowers donations to Heritage Caledon or the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation would be appreciated. A celebration of Dad's life will be held at the Dods and MCNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. Dad we will miss your apple pies. A tree will be planted in memory of Alex in the Dods & MCNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 1, 2012
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