Robert Bob Alexander

November 29, 1929April 10, 2013

On Wednesday, April 10 Robert (Bob) Alexander passed away peacefully at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener/Waterloo, following a severe stroke on Easter Monday. He was a youthful 83 years old. Beloved husband of Felicity for almost 50 years and cherished father of Jim (Rhonda) of London, Ontario and Helen (Mark McArdle) of Conestogo, Ontario. Bob was the loving grandfather (Papa) of Kathryn, Claire and Madeleine Alexander and Melanie and Matthew McArdle. He is survived by his brothers Charlie (Rona) of Dorset, England, and John (Vacie) of New South Wales, Australia.

Bob was born in British Guiana (now Guyana) and trained in England as a mechanical engineer, specializing in sugar machinery. In 1981 he and his family moved to Canada, and from January 1982 until his retirement in 1994 Bob worked as an insurance adjuster with the Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada.

Bob was an Elder of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Brampton, and was a regular helper at the church’s Food Bank. He enjoyed his times of fellowship and exchange of jokes with members of the Men’s Probus Club of Brampton and the British Canadian Club. He kept active as a member of the Bramalea Tennis Club, the Brampton Seniors’ Badminton Club, golfing with his Probus friends and occasionally ziplining with Felicity.

Visitation will be at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (Brampton) from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday April 14. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Brampton) at 2 pm on Monday April 15. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Celebration of Bob's Life Monday, April 15, 2013

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April 24, 2013

Felicity, please accept my sincere condolences on Bob's passing and forgive the lateness of my message as I only learned of his passing today.
I greatly enjoyed his company at the IBAC events and his ready smile.
Wanda and I hold you in our thoughts......Carolyn James & Wanda Murphy

April 16, 2013

Felicity and Family,
I wish to offer my deepest sympathy on the passing of Bobby.
Met him in the late 1940s through Derek Evelyn. We played cricket and tennis. The good days in B.G.
Ronald Reid.

Bill & Sandra Wilkinson

April 16, 2013

We have all lost a dear friend, but our memories live on. We will always remember Bob for his smile and stories. He was a wonderful man that touched many people, always there to lend a hand whenever a need arose.
Felicity our heart goes out to you, Jim, Helen and their families. Prayers, love and support will carry you through.
Love and Prayers
Bill, Sandra, Heather, Trish and their families.

Brent & Debbie Gilbert

April 15, 2013

Felicity: Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of loss and grief. We always enjoyed meeting Bob at the IBAC annual meetings across the country. We will miss his smile and his love of a good story. He was a true gentleman. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

MargaretAnn Schaal

April 14, 2013

I was sad to hear of Bob's passing, this morning, at church. My deepest sympathy, Felicity, to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Thompson

April 14, 2013

Our condolences to you Felicity, and to your family. Richmond and I will always remember Bob as a great friend with a kind soul.
....Debbie and Richmond

Christine,Randy,Holly Bennett

April 14, 2013

Oh my Felicity, how sorry we are to hear about Bob's untimely passing. We have so many fond memories of him at the cottage. His gentlemanly ways and wonderful sense of humour will be sorely missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Chris & Jesse Gunby

April 14, 2013

We will greatly miss Bobbie who stood as my (Chris') best man in 1961. It was a pleasure to see him last year and to have dinner with him during our Canada visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Felicity and family we know that he will be greatly missed by all of us. Love Chris and Jesse.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

April 14, 2013

We are saddened with Bob's passing and extend our deepest sympathy to you Felicity and your family.

Glen & Rosemary Mast

April 14, 2013

To Felicity and family. Our most sincere condolences on Bobby's passing. You will be in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your beloved. May God in his infinite mercy grant you consolation and lead you to peace on earth and a joyful reunion with him in heaven.
Desiree and Terry De Abreu (Toronto)