MACPHEE, Alexan­der “Sandy” Malachy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

On Satur­day, June 27, 2015, sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends, Alexan­der “Sandy” Malachy MacPhee, of Char­lot­te­town, P.E.I., aged 44 years, passed away peace­fully at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal. Sandy is sur­vived by the love of his life, his wife, Kel­ley Brown; his sib­lings, An­nette MacPhee-Gallant (Mark) of Ham­monds Plains, N.S.; Mark (Kathy Char­ron) of Char­lot­te­town; Mar­ion MacPhee-Bernique (De­nis) of Bar­rhaven, ON; Wade (Tara) of Naufrage; Paul (Melissa Carter) of Mon­ti­cello; his mother-in-law, Norma (nee Poirier) Brown of Mis­couche; his sis­ter-in-law, Tara (Chris) Snively of North Bed­eque; and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, aunts, un­cles, cousins and friends. Sandy is pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, Ger­ard and Paula (nee Suther­land) MacPhee, of Naufrage and his fa­ther-in-law, Jack Brown, of Mis­couche. Sandy grew up in Naufrage, P.E.I., and later moved to Summerside, where he be­gan a re­ward­ing ca­reer in the Avi­a­tion in­dus­try with Vec­tor Aerospace, Honey­well, and 3 Points Avi­a­tion (Char­lot­te­town). Sandy had a keen in­ter­est in learn­ing and tech­nol­ogy from a young age and liked to know how things worked. He was an NDT tech­ni­cian, an IT spe­cial­ist and also per­formed a va­ri­ety of tasks and projects through­out his ca­reer. He found the in­dus­try fas­ci­nat­ing and was a men­tor to many new em­ploy­ees start­ing out their ca­reer. He liked to talk, de­bate and share his opin­ion with any­one who wanted to lis­ten or sought his ad­vice. An avid sports fan, Sandy en­joyed all sports with a par­tic­u­lar love of golf, curl­ing and For­mula One rac­ing. Although not tall in stature, he was a pow­er­house who com­peted with grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion, whether it was fin­ish­ing third in the P.E.I. Strong Man com­pe­ti­tion in 1997 or bomb­ing 300 yard drives on the golf course. Sandy was an amaz­ing in­di­vid­ual who was loved by many peo­ple, and he was de­lighted to have so many come and share his last few days. Sandy squeezed a lot into his 44 years and had lots of good times and few re­grets. Dur­ing his year­long ill­ness, he be­came a strong ad­vo­cate for the im­por­tance of early col­orec­tal can­cer de­tec­tion and would like for peo­ple to get them­selves screened. He loved life, his wife Kel­ley and their nu­mer­ous pets. He will be dearly missed. Vis­i­ta­tion will be held at the Belvedere Fu­neral Home in Char­lot­te­town on Wed­nes­day, July 8 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held at the Belvedere Fu­neral Home on Thurs­day, July 9, at 2 p.m. A re­cep­tion will fol­low at the Hav­i­land Club in Char­lot­te­town. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial do­na­tions to the P.E.I. Hu­mane So­ci­ety or the P.E.I. Can­cer Treat­ment Cen­tre would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.



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