Alexander (Sandy) Cunningham Sr. lost his courageous battle with cancer on May 7, 2004.
Sandy was born on August 5, 1941 in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the fifth of nine children born to Sandy and Margaret Cunningham. At the age of 15 he started his apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner with local County Council. At 21, with his journeyman papers in his pocket, he worked throughout Scotland and England. Sandy immigrated to Canada in 1965 and in 1966 he met and married his wife Lynda in Vancouver.
In 1970, with their two young children, Sandy Jr. and Deni, Sandy moved his family for a brief stay in Alexis Creek and then to Quesnel. He worked for Rolton Construction, formed his own construction company, Cunningham Construction Ltd., and joined Cariboo Pulp and Paper in 1984.
Sandy had a lifelong love of sports, always a participant, competitive and often a contender. In the early 1970’s Sandy was instrumental in bringing both men’s and youth soccer to Quesnel. He was an early member of the Quesnel Dart’s League. Golfing was his passion and he was a member of both the Quesnel and Dragon Lake Golf Club. His pride and joy was his Harley, “his red sled”.
Sandy had a great love of music and for many years sang “The Star” at the Quesnel Legion, Burns Night Supper. He was a piper and former member of the Quesnel Legion Pipe Band.
Sandy is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Tom, Jim, Richard and Stewart, sisters Margaret and Isabelle.
Sandy will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lynda, son Sandy (Jackie), daughter Deni (Darren Brkic), grandson Jamie Cunningham, brother Robin (Liz), sister Myra Dick and his many relatives in Scotland and England.
Sandy’s family would like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. LeRoux, Dr. Evans and Dr. Brosseuck. The Home Care Nurses, Chemo Nurses (G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital), staff at the Holley Clinic, CEP Local 1115 and many friends for their tremendous support.