Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON


Alexander Bendes

December 2, 1926March 10, 2020

On March 10th, 2020, in his 94th year, Alex joined Violet, his loving wife and best friend for over 66 years.

Together again. Beloved father of Robert and Linda Hishon (Richard). Devoted grandfather of Michael, Marissa and Mike (Brittany). Proud great grandfather of Barrett and Hendrix Hishon. Predeceased by parents Alex and Esther; in-laws Nick and Margaret; brother Zoli (Margaret); sister Helen (Louis); brother-in-laws Andy (Beatrice, Margaret) and Leslie; sister-in-law Alice; niece Diana. Survived by his sister-in-law Helen; brother-in-law Ernie (Sandy) and Steve. Niece and goddaughter Barbara (Wilfried) and niece Nancy (Glenn), hold a special place in their heart for their uncle. He will be dearly missed by nephew Alan; niece Laura (Larry); Rohaly cousins; family of Hungarian cousin Eva Papp. Alex had a long successful career with the TH&B and CP Railway. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff of Caroline Place and Juravinski Hospital.

In light of the unique circumstances we all find ourselves in amidst Covid19 concerns, Alex's memorial gathering has been postponed from it's original date. Please check back here for updated details as they become available. Thank you for your understanding.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to John Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church (121 Birch Ave. Hamilton L8L 6H8) where Alex was a longtime member.


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Robert Livingstone

March 16, 2020

Alex was a good person to work with at the old TH&B. 50 years ago he did the station audit when I was in Brantford and then when I went dispatching in Hamilton we met often. After our retirements, we shared good memories at the retirees breakfast meetings. I am glad I knew him

Zoli & Heidi Varga

March 14, 2020

To the entire family
Alex and Violet were both very special people to whom we cherished our connection with. We experienced many a kindness exchanged throughout the years.
It is with deep sadness we were informed of Alex passing.
He will remain in our hearts
It has been a true gift having had the pleasure to share in their friendship
It is our hope you take comfort knowing how very special Alex was to so many
Sympathies to all,
Zoli and Heidi

Don Bannon

March 14, 2020

I was sorry to hear of Alex's passing. We had known each other for years from our railroad responsibilities, he TH&B and I CP.
He was a wise & nice gentleman. My sincere condolences to his family. May He Rest In Peace.
Don Bannon

Mike Hishon

March 13, 2020

Pam Stokes

March 13, 2020

I was lucky to be afforded the legacy friendship with Alex (and Violet), left behind by my Father, Allan Stokes. Alex and I were email buddies over the miles. His intellect and humour were always appreciated. We are very sorry for your loss. Pam Stokes and Brian Comerford - and Mom, Elly Stokes.

Brittany Hishon

March 13, 2020

It brings our family such joy that you were able to meet Barrett during a summer trip home in 2017, and share Christmas together in 2018 where we got to announce you would be a Great Grandfather for a second time.
Rest in peace Alex ❤

Janice Jones

March 12, 2020

My deepest condolences to Linda and Bob and their extended family for the loss of your dad.

My hope is that you will share the fun times you spent together and treasure the memories that will last forever.

With sympathy, love Jan

Heather Cozens

March 12, 2020

Once I learned that Alex liked to dance, there was no stopping him! It was a pleasure to dance with him to "Tennessee Waltz" and "Roses are Red" almost every week. I will miss his charming smile. My condolences to his family.