Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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Alexander (Alex) Holtzhauer

April 4, 1928May 21, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Alexander (Alex) Holtzhauer, WWII Veteran, announce his passing on May 21, 2020 in his 93rd year.

Alex is survived by his step-daughter Patricia Crowell of Ayr; daughter-in-law Christine Holtzhauer of Tillsonburg; son Glenn and wife Deb; daughter Christine and husband Craig Cooper all of Cambridge and grandchildren Don (Jana) Berry, Angela Holtzhauer, Adam (Stacey) Holtzhauer, Lena (Brian) Ford, Aaron and Nathan Cooper; and also 7 great-grandchildren Kate, Arianna & Asher Holtzhauer; Mackenzie & Madilynn Berry, and Mason & Emma Ford.

Alex was predeceased by wife Betty (2001), son Rick (1997), son-in-law Martin Crowell (2000), and grandsons Mark Berry (2002) and Matthew Holtzhauer (2005).

He is also survived by his sisters Marg Munden of Calgary and Myna (Art) Butler of Paris and sister-in-law Gladys Harper of Tillsonburg and many nieces and nephews.

He is the son of the late Elijah and Lillian Holtzhauer and predeceased by in-laws Charles & Ruby Harper, siblings and in-laws.

Alex was a life-long resident of Cambridge and worked at Savage Shoes and Franklin Manufacturing, He was also a member of Wesley United Church, the Highland Fusiliers of Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121.

A graveside service is being held at this time and a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.

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  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Monday, May 25, 2020


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Elise Cross

May 29, 2020

My deepest condolences to Pat and family. Always enjoyed that he would stop and talk with me whenever he was in the hospital. Will always remember that bright cheerful smile that he always had. Such a lovely man. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Marilyn Poidevin

May 29, 2020

To the family of Alex Holtzhauer.
We send our love and sympathy to all the family. We five sisters; Betty Ann, Evelyn, Eunice, Marilyn and Florence were saddened to read of Alex’s passing. It brought back many memories. Our last time seeing Alex was at our Mother, Marjorie Holtzhauer’s, visitation before her funeral. It was lovely to see Alex and Christine. We appreciated them sharing in our sorrow. It reminded us of the bond our parents had with your parents and your grandparents. We don’t think you Dad missed many if any Holtzhauer annual reunions and remembered the times they met at Knox and Marjorie’s farm and then the house on the hill. May you be comforted by the happy memories you spent with your Dad and the times you came together as a family to support each other in times of sadness.

Robert Jones

May 27, 2020

Glenn, Christine and families: We both wanted to extend our deepest sympathies in the passing of your father. Know that our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time. Robert and Carolin Jones

Earlene Peshnak

May 21, 2020

To all of Alex's family,I send my sympathy and condolences.Alex was a nice man who loved God and his Church and he loved to sing in the choir.The memory I have of Alex was when my team from Trillium united church would come to do a sunday service every 5 week and he would be in the 2nd row smiling and singing and so glad to be there .This was at GYN when he lived .My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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