Born November 16, 1928

ALEXANDER M HYLAN was born on November 16, 1928.


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Sharon Bearpark

October 15, 2013

Dear Lily and family, it is hard to believe that a year has already gone since Alex's passing. You are all in my heart and thoughts as you forge on as best you can. I ran for Alex on Sunday and it was a grand day. I heard his voice encouraging me along as it always will. Take very good care. My sincere best wishes always, with much love xo

bunny watson

October 28, 2012

Maggie. I never realised how involved you Dad has been with socer. although being a stalwart scottish fella I should have known. You must be so proud of his accomplishments. I will never again watch a match of " the beautiful game" without thinking of him. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Give my love to your Mom
Love Bunny

Evi Rasberry

October 28, 2012

Maggie's dad, Alex, was one of the dad's in our group of “the girls” dads, that we had the rare chance of meeting on more than a couple of occasions (over the span of 35+ years of our friendships). He & Lily hosted us with genuine simple hospitality ~ you could tell how quietly proud they both were of “Margaret”. In Mr. Hylan's Xmas note to me and my family last Dec, his sense of humour came thru “loud & clear” – despite the challenges that Lily was encountering, he wrote “she is still well enough to boss me around!” A couple of Xmas's ago, his note referred to Scott's wedding (which sadly, he & Lily were unable to travel to)…he said he sent some words to Scott's new in-laws…he said ‘had I known it was going to be read out at the wedding, I would've embellished it with some memories of Scott as a boy, Margaret is probably glad I didn't do that!' He loved having fun and teasing people! I'll remember that about Mr Hylan…he loved to laugh.

October 27, 2012

Lily and family
Like many others in Victoria, I met Alec through his involvement in the soccer community. I enjoyed his honest, straightforward approach to issues we needed to tackle, but mostly I'll miss his tremendous sense of humour that was present in all situations. He was a great gentleman and will be missed by all of us who were lucky enough to cross paths with him. My sympathy to your family.
Scott Taylor.

Bryan Flynn

October 27, 2012

Grampy, I have learned more about you as a person and your lifetime achievements in the last week than anytime before that. It's not that we never talked about them, we just never touched base on all of them or went into too much detail. You're energy and way of life is one to admired. No matter where you and Grandma lived, you were always giving back to the community which is something everyone of us should do. You will be truly missed by me and my family. Thank you for the values and lessons I learned from you, not by your direction but by watching how you lived your life every single day. As my brother mentioned, the phone calls to Ontario to catch up were always eagerly awaited, and later on in our lives the many visits and dinners in person after we moved to the island were always entertaining. I have to tell you though, I never really cared for taking the "scenic" route from the airport or to downtown via Beach drive, but I did enjoy the company and your tour notes. I will also remember with great value, the time we spent at Sealand and the numerous walks from Willows to the Marina to see the whales and seals. Thank you for the wonderful life you shared with us, I will miss you.

Scott, Suzi & Stella Flynn

October 26, 2012

I wish that my family and I could be there today to reflect on what a tremendous impact Grampy Hylan has had on all of our lives.

There are many relationships I have built and will build during my lifetime although very few will have the impact on my life as the one I treasure and remember building with Grampy. Lots of lessons can be shared between grandfathers and grandsons and I am very honored to have had the opportunity to learn from Alexander McCabe Hylan. It's indisputable that Grampy lived a proud, energetic and family focused life.

I learned a lot from my grampy. How to live proud, loyal, work hard and focus on the end result while making sure to laugh and enjoy yourself and those around you.

It IS great being your grandson grampy. Our highly anticipated and enjoyed phone calls helped keep me focused on life and family. Ill miss our conversations but will forever be grateful for the time we were able to spend together on the island as part of my youth, during many of your visits to the east coast and most recently as I was able to introduce you and Gramma to Suzi and Stella.

From family life, soccer and career. Everyone here knows the numerous accomplishments that Grampy has enjoyed. Today is a day to reflect on the impact that he has had on our lives and be thankful without a doubt. There is no reason for these accomplishments and beliefs to end with his passing. His values and lessons will enjoy eternal life as his family/friends continue to live life with the enthusiasm and honor that we all experienced from knowing my Grampy, Alexander McCabe Hylan.

One last lesson I 'enjoyed' learning from my grampy was an appreciation for scotch. Whether your holding a single malt, blend, ale, sherry or pop. Please join me in toasting a great son, brother, husband, father (in law) grandfather and friend.

Thank you for everything Grampy.

Love Scott, Suzi and Stella.

October 25, 2012

Dad it's so cool reading these lovely notes from near and far
Love you.

Margaret (Megs) Murray

October 25, 2012

Dear Lily and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss and very sad to learn of Alex's passing. His warm and caring personality radiated from him and I admired and respected him a great deal. He was a man who knew who he was, had his feet planted firmly on solid ground and, with that knowledge, went through life with an easy grace.
My thoughts are with you all.

October 25, 2012

Dear Lily, Margret and Craig and our extended family. We are deeply saddened by Alex passing. Our memories of Him will be treasured, and the little time we had with Him will be cherished. The love for his family and especially you Lily was clearly evident and heartfelt.

I was seven when he left Scotland and it was thirty years before I met him in person again, yet the substance of the man was such, that it felt those years did not exist, and I had known him all my life.

His determination, warmth, empathy and optimistic view of life made him stand out above others, and I was proud that he was my “big” brother. (A term he was not used too, but rather liked).

The memories of Alex's' personality and his achievements will be his legacy. He meant so much too so many, from the corridors of power in FIFA and The Olympics to the patients he conveyed in the Hospital s' courtesy car.

Rest in peace Alex for a life well lived and used. Judith and Eddie.

Lindsey Smart

October 24, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Alec from when I was little and he worked with my dad. He was always so friendly and nice. He will certainly be missed.