Sept. 22, 1942 – Jan. 2, 2022
(Sandy) James Alexander Macpherson passed away peacefully at home with his family on Jan. 2, 2022.
He was born in Kincardine, Ontario, the youngest child of Ella Katherine Macpherson (Brown) and Franklin Edward Macpherson.
Predeceased by his parents as well as his brother John Macpherson, sister Mary Culbert and brother-in-law Murray Culbert.
Sandy is survived by his beloved dog Hazel, his daughter Sandra Bennett, son-in law Don Sinclair, grandchildren Francine Houston (Patrick) and Stuart Bruce, great-grandchildren Georgia and Lloyd Houston, his sister-in-law Evonne Macpherson, and his nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two former wives, Patricia Endicott (mother of his daughter) and Carolyn Macpherson.
After years in the works department for the Town of Whitby and the Region of Durham, Sandy embarked on a long career in the waterworks industry, travelling by car across the continent selling infrastructure needed to supply water to cities, towns and industries. His job involved two of the things he loved most – driving and meeting people. A self-proclaimed “fun seeker”, his travels took him to all parts of North America from the Arctic Circle to Texas and from California to Maine. He made friends and had adventures wherever he went. An extrovert’s extrovert, he was the life of any party.
Sandy got great pleasure from being a member of the congregation at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church and was very appreciative of the many good friends he made there and the kindness they showed as his health declined. He also loved the St. Luke’s birthday celebrations and entertainment nights.
A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held once COVID restrictions allow the type of celebration he would have wanted – lots of people, lots of fun and perhaps a drink or two.
Memorial donations to the War Amps of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting www.barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.