Obituary of Alejandro Pabustan Magtanong
MAGTANONG, Alejandro “Alex” Pabustan – Alex peacefully passed away, at Bluewater Health on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Leonides (2019). Loving father of Betty Latosinsky (Rob), Sarnia, Ted (Vera Vanderschot), Sarnia and Bob, Sarnia. Special uncle to Vic (Anita) and Tony Vergara (Shirley). Loving Lolo of Berni, Isaiah, Mika, Michelle Latosinsky (Ryan), Dr. Alex Latosinsky (Dr. Eryn), and Chris Latosinsky. Special Lolo of Leslie, Melissa and Jill. Loving Great Lolo to Arlo Latosinsky. Pre-deceased by his parents Maria (Pabustan) and Felipe, his daughter Ginia, and his stepbrothers Apolinar, Victor, and Pedro.
Alex was born in Abucay, Bataan, Philippines on February 27, 1928. He experienced a harsh childhood during World War II, under the Japanese occupation. After the war, Alex graduated from the Mapua Institute of Technology in 1954, with a BSc in Electrical Engineering, becoming his family’s first university graduate. In 1958, he met and married the love of his life, Leonides.
Alex immigrated to Fort McMurray, AB, Canada in 1967, fulfilling his ambition to live in North America and to provide his children with better education and opportunities. After two winters and an ultimatum from Leony, Alex moved his young family to Sarnia, ON where he worked at the Imperial Oil Refinery, until his retirement. Dad had the talent to repair almost anything ranging from antique cars, appliances and toys to plumbing and electronics. He was very resourceful and loved to share his knowledge with those who were interested.
Alex was a dedicated family man and was extremely proud of his children, his grandchildren and his great granddaughter. He loved to talk about them to anyone who would listen. Alex will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.
Alex’s family would like to thank the staff at Bluewater Health and LIHN for their support over the years looking after Alex.
Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm where prayers will be offered at 8:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Thursday, March 9th at 10:00 am. The Mass will be live streamed. To view please copy and past this link in your browser https://YouTube.com/live/DkGJx5OddRE Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery followed by a reception. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish, may send memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2300 Yonge St Suite 1200, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 https://www.heartandstroke.ca/or New Beginnings, 260 Indian Rd. South, Eastland Centre Plaza, Sarnia ON N7T 7X2 or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com
Mass of Christian Burial
Phone: (519) 344-3131
431 N. Christina St.
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5V8