Obituary for Samuel Alexander
In Memory of Samuel Alexander
April 5, 1924 June 4, 2010
Samuel James Franklin Alexander passed away peacefully at age 86 at Pine Meadow Nursing Home, Northbrook. Sam was born and raised in Arden, Ontario, along with his brother Ken and sister Dorothy. He graduated from Queen's University in Engineering in 1945. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for a short time post WWII. He then began a career with Shell Oil for many years, where he met his future wife Joan Yule, and they were married in 1951. They moved to Peterborough where he started his own business, Alexander Fuels. He remained in the oil and fuel business throughout his life, along with other business ventures. Sam and Joan raised four children, Arden, Robert, Peg, and Tom. His beloved Joan passed away on September 23, 1995, in Peterborough. A short time later he met his loving companion Delia Puttkamer in Vancouver, BC. Sam and Delia spent their summers on Big Gull Lake and winters in Vancouver, until he returned to Peterborough in 2008. Sadly, Sam was stricken with Alzheimer's disease; however this gave his four children the opportunity to care for him and be by his side in his remaining years. He was always loved by his sons- and daughters-in-law, Duncan Scott, Laurie Alexander, Debbie Alexander, Dave Goodes, and Paul Meade. He will be missed by his special grandchildren, Madeline, Meghan, Jeffrey, Alexandria, Katie, Samantha, Stephanie, James, Samuel, Sarah, and Joel. All of his extended family, wonderful friends, and Big Gull Lake family will miss his love of life and laughter. Many thanks to Princess Gardens and St. Joseph at Fleming in Peterborough, and a special appreciation to the staff at Pine Meadow Nursing Home for their compassion and care during his final months. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Pine Meadow Nursing Home, 124 Lloyd St., Northbrook, ON K0H 2G0, or through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 1-877-987-3964. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate deceased name in subject line.)
Funeral Details: Friends may visit at the HIGHLAND PARK VISITATION/RECEPTION CENTRE, 2510 Bensfort Road (at River Rd.S.)on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery.