Alexander “Alex” Balzar ZUBOT


Alexander “Alex” Balzar Zubot passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 4th In Red Deer, AB at the age of 85. Alex is one of 8 brothers and sisters, and 2 half sisters. Alex is predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary Zubot, his sister Pauline Bosch, brothers Emanuel Zubot, Adolph Zubot and Carl Zubot. Alex is survived by his loving wife Isolde of 54 years. They were very proud parents of 2 sons, Warren who resides in Edmonton, AB and Brent who resides in Balzac, AB with his wife Theresa (MacMillan) and their three daughters Paige (10), Jordan (9) and Rylee (7). Alex is also survived by his brothers Michael of Calgary, AB, Bernard of Medicine Hat, AB and Paul of Dorchester, ON. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins stretched across Canada and Europe. Alex was born in Leader, SK on November 15, 1928, and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. He worked with the Canadian Pacific Railway for several years as a telegrapher, then at the Brooks School District for 7 years as the Secretary-Treasurer. Alex and Isolde (Henrich) were married on October 1st, 1959. In 1965 Alex and Isolde moved to Drayton Valley, AB and opened a Stedman’s franchise store. In 1966 their first son Warren was born, and a short 14 months later, their second son Brent was born. Alex and Isolde opened 2 more Stedman’s stores in Barrhead and Rocky Mountain House, before finally selling the franchises and moving to Red Deer in 1979 where they purchased Red Deer Overdoor Co. In 1984 Alex retired from his full-time business ventures and tried his hand at the real estate market for a few years. Alex had a passion for woodworking, and his work can be found on display in numerous homes of friends and family members. He was a warm, quiet, and peaceful person who enjoyed everything in life from having coffee with his buddies at A&W to visits with his boys and 3 beautiful grand-daughters. Alex was a wonderful husband and father who was an incredible role model to his boys. We are all so very lucky and blessed to have known him. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 9th at 11:00am at St.Mary’s Catholic Church at 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer Alberta, T4N 5X8. The family would like to extend an invitation to all attendees to a light lunch and refreshments in the Parish Centre immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada online at, or by calling 1-888-473-4636.

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