ALEXANDER SHANKS “SANDY” DAVIE

ALEXANDER SHANKS “SANDY” DAVIE

Sept. 27, 1930 – Dec. 11, 2013

Alexander Shanks Davie (Sandy) passed away at Stettler, Alberta on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Sandy was born on September 27, 1930 at Kirkshaw’s Farm in Coatbridge Scotland Great Britain to John Davie and Margaret Henrie Shanks. Sandy attended Old Monkland Elementary School, then went on to Graduate from Coatbridge High School at the age of 17 years. He then lived and worked on Kirkshaw’s Farm which was a 240 acre Dairy farm along with his 3 brothers, 2 sisters and his mother and father. Sandy went to the Old Monkland Parish Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the Youth Club and assisted in running games, plays, tours, and bible studies. In his teenage years, Sandy joined the Monklands Young Farmers Club which brought many new friends which he meet at all of the shows and contests. During that time he served as Chairman and was on various committees in which he judged competitions of cattle, horses and agriculture. He also took part in arranging formal dances in which everyone dressed in evening wear including Sandy! He loved to dance and make new friends. Sandy was a member until which time he moved to Canada. Sandy’s decision to immigrate to Canada came at the end of WWII when the township where he lived began taking most of the precious farmland for housing. In 1953, Sandy had the opportunity to travel to Canada with purebred Angus cattle and had to stay with the cattle through customs and quarantine and then continued on by rail with the cattle to Alberta Canada where he decided to make his home. Sandy was always a part of the Big Valley Community, participating and contributing wherever he could. He loved to be involved in the betterment and development of his community and was known by all as someone you could really count on. Sandy will be forever loved and remembered by his loving wife Anita, his children Donita (Doug) Shuckburgh of Stettler, Bill (Susanne) Blomquist of Big Valley, Patti Blomquist (Jim McComb) of Stettler and Tami (Ray) Robinson of Big Valley. Thirteen grandchildren Kevin (Christel) Shuckburgh, Christie (Clint) Greiner, Don (Jen) Blomquist, John (Amy) Blomquist, Nanita Blomquist (Ryan Cook), Cheri (Scott) Treasure, MacKenzie (Kelly) White, Jared (Meggan) McComb, Ryan (Vanessa) McComb, Stephanie McComb, Tyrel (Lisa) Robinson, Travis (Kristy Rae) Robinson and Chad (Cassie) Robinson and 31 great-grandchildren. Sandy is also survived by three brothers John Davie, Little Rock, AR, Gavin Davie of Denny, Scotland and Hugh Davie of Coatbridge, Scotland, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many very dear friends. Sandy was predeceased by his Parents John and Margaret, sisters Margaret Davie McVicar and Mary Davie and by one brother William Davie. A Memorial Service for the late Sandy Davie will be held at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall on January 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Sandy, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Valley Ag. Society to the Big Valley Jubilee Hall in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family be visiting our website at

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