Remembered as a “gentle, giving and adventurous man”, Kenneth McAlpine is being mourned by family and friends from Wallaceburg, Lambton County and all across the country.
Reports say McAlpine died on Monday, August 26 after taking a fall while hiking on Gimli Mountain, west of Slocan Lake in British Columbia. His body was found by RCMP search and rescue officials the following day. More details, here.
The day of his death was McAlpine’s 28th birthday.
McAlpine is survived by his parents Mac and Kathy McAlpine, his brothers Angus and Daniel McAlpine, his niece Melodie Paul and his grandmother Lorraine Moran.
He is predeceased by his namesakes grandfathers Kenneth McAlpine and Edward Moran and by his grandmother Sarah McAlpine.
He is remembered by his aunts and uncles: Jane and John, Laura and Andy, John and Karen, Lori and Rob, Kim and Dave, Lynn and Dennis, Julia and Todd, Jim and Sue, Bill and Peter and Elaine.
“Forever remembered and deeply missed by his many cousins and friends young and old from all over the world,” his obituary states.
“A genuine, gentle, giving and adventurous man who will be deeply missed.”
McAlpine was a recognized name across the country, after competing in Season 5 of Amazing Race Canada, who posted the following statement on social media.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of Season 5 racer Kenneth McAlpine,” the post says.
“Part of TEAM GIVE’R, Kenneth’s infectious personality left a lasting impression not only on us, but with viewers across the country. His family and friends are in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time.”
McAlpine spent some time in the Wallaceburg area a couple of years ago, as a family gathering was held at Crabby Joe’s in Wallaceburg on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
McAlpine’s extended family, who are mostly from the Wallaceburg, Port Lambton, Sarnia and Chatham areas, gathered at the restaurant for a viewing of the 6th episode of The Amazing Race Canada – Season 5.
McAlpine caught up with the Sydenham Current for an interview at the time, while dozens of his family members took over half of the restaurant for the viewing.
Read the article, here.
Family and friends will be received for visitation at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood on Tuesday September 3, 2019 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Visitation was also held on Monday.
Funeral service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday September 4, 2019.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Hospice Georgian Triangle or First Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.