In Memorium – Alexander McLeod (1891 – 1940)

In Memorium – Alexander McLeod (1891 – 1940)

Alexander (Alex) McLeod (Abt 1891- July 15, 1940) took over the duties at Brockton Point station in 1936. One of his responsibilities was the firing of the 9 o’clock gun. On July 15, 1940 he was heading across the narrows in the harbour entrance underneath Lions Gate Bridge. He was in his dinghy with his dog Pal to service the Calamity Point beacon when he fell overboard and drowned a short distance from shore. He left behind his wife Velma and 18 year old son Gordon. – Carol (McLeod) Jeffrey (granddaughter of Alexander McLeod) 

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Retired (2001) British Columbia lighthouse keeper after 32 years on the lights.


    1. Hi there –

      Sorry this is such an incredibly late response (the website has changed hands). I can find a Velma McLeod on Ancestry.com as being born in Galbraith Algoma Ontario Canada, and likely died in Minnesota or Wisconsin. After that, I’d need more information to track her down, the search criteria is too broad.

      Hope this helps, this late in the game.

  1. John,
    Thank-you so much for posting the In Memorium for Grandfather Mc/Leod, his wife Velma, My Dad …..Gordon Mc/Leod , My Mom……. Janet Mc/Leod & Grandfather’s loyal companion , his canine friend….. Pal. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Extremely appreciated. 🙂

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