Alex Norman MacPhee was born in South Uist in 1919 to Hugh MacPhee of Buailedhubh and Christina MacQueen of Iochdar. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1924 where they settled in the Ohaton District in central Alberta, before moving to the Rusylvia District in 1935.
He worked in many jobs throughout his life, and was a farmer, a Census Commissioner, a salesman, and a World War II veteran. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the President of Clan MacPhee of Alberta.
He was recorded in 1979 by Dr Margaret A MacKay of the School of Scottish Studies. He speaks about what life was like for Scottish emigrants in Canada, and recites songs relating to the migrant experience, and to the Canadian-Gaelic community.
His obituary can be read here.