Alexander Brait Carson

30-May-1934 - 09-May-2020

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Posted by Susan Tumback | 15-Jun-2020

Dear Eleanor, Peggy, Jim and family,

I was so, so sorry to read of Alec's passing. Although it has been decades since I have seen Alec, I still have found memories of him, especially from the summers at Shuswap lake. My heart goes out to all of you at this very difficult time.

My deepest sympathies,
Susan (Drackett) Tumback

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Posted by Muriel & Bob Johnson | 20-May-2020

Dear Eleanor, it is with a heavy heart that we express our sorrow at the news of Alec's passing. Alec was the kind of man that anybody would be proud to call a friend.

Our time together at Mobil Oil was brief, but it was long enough to learn that when Alec spoke it was probably a good idea to listen. Never having heard a bad work from anybody with regards to Alec, is testimony to the fact that everyone felt as we do; that he was a straight shooter and utterly trustworthy. He was a good man.

Words are never enough and messages like this are hard to write. Be aware that we are with you in spirit and ready to help you in any way we can in these difficult times.

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Posted by Alfred and Helga Budwill | 20-May-2020

To Eleanor and family our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Alec. We have the best of memories of him and your family from our times together in Edmonton and Dawson Creek. We also have never forgotten the nice reference Alec wrote in support of Alf's application for Canadian Citizenship in 1968.

Thinking of you in your time of sorrow,

Alfred and Helga Budwill

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Posted by Tom Van de Reep | 18-May-2020

Dear Eleanor, Peggy, and Jim:

We were deeply saddened to learn of Alec's passing.

Alec was my first manager as I entered the oil industry and I have often thought back at how fortunate I was to have known him not only as a manager and mentor but a friend. He was a "geologist's geologist" who made work fun, even in some very difficult years in the oil industry. He enjoyed celebrating the successes and always had your back when things didn't go as planned. As my own career progressed I employed many of the lessons I learned from Alec.

This weekend was filled with great memories in Alec's honour. He was admired and will be missed by all that knew him.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your families


Tom and Ann Van de Reep

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Posted by Ria and Marv Meloche | 17-May-2020

Eleanor and family. Ria and I were very sad to read of your loss. Eleanor, Alec, you and I go way back to the 50's at UNB, Alec and I both in geology. Alec and I came together at Mobil Oil. You will miss him but will have many happy memories. Ria and Marv Meloche

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Posted by Lorne Alcock | 17-May-2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of good times in the patch. Alec was always fun to work with.

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Posted by Gerald Huizer | 16-May-2020

Jim and Family. My deepest sympathies on your tremendous loss . May he Rest In Peace.

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Posted by Ron Peake | 16-May-2020

So sorry to hear of Alec's passing...he was a great mentor to me as I started my career in the oil patch back in the early 80's and his insights and knowledge really helped in my overall success as my career grew. Back in those "olden days" we would go for drinks after work sometimes and eventually end up at the Silver Dragon Restaurant and enjoy some great food and many laughs as peas from the fried rice would launch across to land on a table some 15 feet away!
Alec had a great way of deflecting blame as well...I remember him saying more than once in dry hole reviews "I never like that play anyway!" You could see the small grin and twinkle in his eye as he said that, since he often said "this is a great idea and should work" in the pre-drill meetings!! Our sincere sympathies for Eleanor, Peggy and the rest of the family. He will be missed!!
Ron and Gay Peake

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Posted by Ian Russell | 16-May-2020

Loretta and I are so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. He taught us so much about how to be a professional and how to be a manager where his team was treated like family. Work hard, be fair and enjoy each others company in the office and at the bar. He also taught us what it looks like to be a great father and husband that didn’t let work alter those two priorities. Our very deepest love and sympathy to Eleanor, Peggy and family.

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