Alvin Davidson, a resident of Morrisburg for the past 26 years, passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017. He was 87.
Alvin was born in Ottawa on June 10, 1930 to his parents, Robert and Irene Davidson (nee Alexander). He was the youngest of three, a baby brother to Audrey and Orville. He grew up on the family farm near Bowesville, now the Ottawa International Airport.
While growing up, Alvin took great interest in the activities of wartime RCAF Station Uplands airport, which was right next to the family farm, and was always quick to share many stories of that time. He was kept busy on the family farm, raising animals and selling produce from the farm at the Byward Market. The weekends would find Alvin at the Light House, a local dance hall, where he loved to socialize and dance the night away.
When the family farm was expropriated for the expansion of RCAF Station Uplands in 1950, a dairy farm was purchased on Cayer Road north of Winchester. Over the next 41 years, Alvin would become a well-known and respected member of the Winchester community. He worked hard building up his farm and doing custom work for others. It was while doing custom work that Alvin would meet Arlene (nee Carr), his wife of 61 years. Together, they settled into life on the farm and raised three children there, Gary, Maureen, and Greg. Alvin was always ready to help a neighbour, friend, or sometimes just someone who needed help.
Alvin also served on the Winchester District Memorial Hospital board for a number of years in the late 1980’s. In 1991, Alvin and Arlene retired and moved to Morrisburg. He set up a woodworking shop in the basement, and many interesting projects resulted. Alvin and Arlene travelled a great deal during this time, spending time in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Florida, Hawaii, Barbados, and on a few cruise ships! Alvin was never happier than when his house was full of family and friends.
He loved to dance, Big Band music, to share a story, and John Deere tractors. Most of all, he loved his family and we in turn loved him and cherished the time we spent with him.
Alvin’s life was celebrated on Tues., Nov. 7, and he was interred at Johnston’s Corners Community Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Marsden & McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg.