Alexander Wilbert Skene, BASc’46

Alexander Wilbert Skene

December 6, 1921 (Calgary, Alberta) – February 14, 2019 (Calgary, Alberta)

Alex Skene of Calgary passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the age of 97. Alex was born in Calgary to Ina Fern (Myers) and George Wilbert Skene. He graduated UBC with a mechanical engineering degree. His long career with Imperial Oil led him to many different locales over the course of 25 years, including Sarnia, before his return to Calgary, where he retired. Alex loved the mountains, swimming, and dessert. Most of all, he loved his family. Alex was a devoted husband to Patty and an exceptional parent, grandfather, and great‑grandfather. He was incredibly supportive and kind, with a wonderful sense of humour. Alex is survived by his daughter Susan (Rick), son George (Stephanie), daughter Catherine (Neil), and daughter Diane (Stu); four grandchildren – Alexander (Laura), Elaine, Rachael, and Julianne; and three great‑grandchildren – Alexis, Logan, and Leah. He is also survived by his brother, John, of Kelowna.