Alexander William Gorrie

March 07, 1933 - December 19, 2022


Obituary For Alexander William Gorrie

Alec William Gorrie, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Prairie Lake Hospice, at the age of 89 years.

Alec was born in Grande Prairie to John and Helen Gorrie. Growing up on a homestead farm in the Bear Lake area he attended the Canuck School. This is where he met Jean Jackson. They married in 1953 and together raised their family in Grande Prairie. Alec enjoyed a long career with Alberta Power/ATCO Electric. Farming never left his blood, he continued to farm the home quarter and purchased more land in the area. He hobby farmed into his 80s, one of the last old timers left in the area.

Alec had an amazing sense of humour, was always ready with a joke, always loved to visit family and friends, and was willing to help others whenever possible.

Alec met and married Isabel in the early 90s and remained happily together until his passing. Horses were a passion he shared with Isabel. They spent countless hours at the racetrack and hauling horses around Alberta to different racing events.

Alec will be sadly missed by his wife Isabel Gorrie; son Randy (Dorothy) Gorrie; step-daughters: Joanne (Martin) Gidney, Tracy (Dean) Johnson, and Susan (Brent) Bibby; grandchildren: Jessie (Clayton) Doll, Sean (Karlee) Gorrie, Shawna Rogerson, Brayden Bibby, Kaleb Bibby, and RJ Chmelyk; great-grandchildren: Alexzander Doll, Izabella Doll, Dawn Rogerson, Keefe Young, Levi Young, and Shelby Young; brother Harold Gorrie; as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Alec was predeceased by his daughter Debbie Gorrie; parents John and Helen Gorrie; brothers Bill, Jack, and David; as well as sisters Betty and Helen.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff and care team at Emerald Gardens, the doctors and nurses in the ICU at Grande Prairie Regional hospital, and the loving care team at Prairie Lake Hospice.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 2:00pm, at Oliver's Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

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  • July 19, 2023

    Alex give use our first start. Letting stay at the old farm until we saved enough to buy our fist home. He was a gentleman filled with laughter. Easy to talk to and would be willing to give his shirt off his back to anyone. Those were the days my friend. Roger & Deborah Lamer such a friend such a loss. RIP

  • June 14, 2023

    Truly a SUPER MAN. I worked 35 great years with Alex and Randy. Coffees were always memorable with Alex jokes and comradary. Rest in peace my friend.

  • January 31, 2023

    To the entire Gorrie family we offer our condolences 0n the passing of Alex. Always a bright spot on any working day with his sense of humor and wit.

  • January 05, 2023

    Our deepest condolences to you Isabel, Randy & families. Warren really enjoyed working with Alec at APL/ATCO Electric over the years and with you as well Isabel! We really enjoyed our visits with you both at our kids (& your grandkids) hockey & volleyball, or just out and about somewhere. Alec always had a smile, as did you Isabel & it made us smile to see you both. He will be missed, may he rest peacefully & may you hold his memories in your hearts always. With love & sympathy, Warren & Kyla Wilson.

  • January 01, 2023

    To Isabel and family. How sad we are to here of Alex's passing. You and Alex were the best neighbors ever. Alex was always quick with a joke or story and we shared many laughs together. Our condolences go out to all the family.

  • December 31, 2022

    Condolences to all. Uncle Alec was truly one of a kind. I think dad and Alec will be raising cane right about now! xoxo

  • December 30, 2022

    Condolences to the Gorrie family on the passing of Alex. He will be missed by all who new Alex. as he touched many lives in his time on earth. As a fellow worker of his in the years of Alberta Power and Atco Electric all of my 37 years were spent working with or along side Alex and Randy Gorrie as co workers. His cheerful manner, a smile, a grin and witty comments were always great at coffee breaks. Rest in peace my friend. Brian & Norma Lank

  • December 30, 2022

    My condolences. He was an amazing, welcoming, fun man. I will never forget his kindness or our road trip to Grand Prairie. He will be greatly missed.

  • December 30, 2022

    Very sorry for your loss. I'm sure my deceased husband Ernie would have known Alec through the years with APL. sincerely Shirley and son Brian who also worked for APL and ATCO

  • December 30, 2022

    Our condolences Randy, Dorothy. Find comfort in all your Treasured Memories .

  • December 30, 2022

    So sorry to be reading of Alec's passing. Shared many good conversations over the years, he was a great man. Sympathy to Isabel & families ❤ Trudy Peterson

  • December 30, 2022

    I am sorry to hear this. Alec was quite the character. My condolences to the Isabel, Randy and Dorothy. Marlene Nellis

  • December 29, 2022

    Condolences to Isabel and family. He was a lovely kind man.

  • December 29, 2022

    Sympathy to the family. Alec was a good friend of the family. When I started school I rode with him on his horse to Canuck. Thanks for being my friend. R I P Alec.

  • December 29, 2022

    My condolences Randy, Dorothy and family


  • 2 TREES

    Murray & Jeannette Smith planted 2 trees in memory of Alexander William Gorrie . - June 13, 2023


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