It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of a kind, loving and gentle man in Sudbury on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at the age of 69 years young. Beloved son of the late Angus and Jessie (nee Mclellan) MacNeil. Son-in-law of the late Anne and Joe Therrien. Loving husband and best friend of 48 years of marriage to Corrine MacNeil (nee Therrien). Dear father of Paula Cormier (John), Daniel (Teena) and Kerry (Angie). Dear brother of Anne Greenslade (Don), Donald (Bonnie), Joan Leduc (Louis), Adele Coleman (Bob), Florence Hennigar (Lynn), Robert (Liette), Ronald and John. Greatly missed by his grandchildren Renay, Ryan, Evan Cormier and Kenneth MacNeil. Sadly missed by many cousins, relatives and friends. He was a proud member of the Iron Workers Union 786, he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and boating. Alex was very proud of his children, grandchildren and their achievements. He enjoyed teaching them about life’s lessons, fun loving teasing, a good laugh and loved a cold beer. They will truly miss their papa. He will also be missed by his furry grandchildren Niblet, Buster, his friends at the Star Hotel and Azilda Wrecking Yard. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R R 15, Chelmsford, Sunday July 13th, 2014 after 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations can be made (by cheque only) to the Lung Association or the Diabetes Association.