Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Alexander "Alex" Gurth Reader

November 22, 1926September 22, 2019

~November 22, 1926 – September 22, 2019~ Alex was a long-time employee of Milltronics Ltd./Siemens Canada. Peacefully and surrounded by his family walked into God’s waiting arms at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough, Ontario. Beloved and devoted Husband of 68 years to Catherine Reader (nee Longo). Loving and caring Father to Michael Reader and his wife Judy, Marina and her husband Pat Charette. Loving and proud Grandfather to Jeff Reader, Kelly Clement (Robin), Andrew Reader, Renee McCool (T.J.), Justin Charette (Kirstin) and Matthew Charette. Loving Great Grandfather to Alexandre and Abrielle Clement; Reid, Emma and Lucy McCool, Cecelia Charette. Son of the late Ivy Lasenby Cooke and Gurth Reader and pre-deceased by his brothers Albert and Bruce Cooke. Lovingly remembered by Catherine’s family. Alex was a special Brother- in- law, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. Upon retirement Alex enjoyed spending quality time with his family. He could often be seen around town enjoying a coffee with family and friends. He was an avid gardener and would spend hours in his backyard. Enjoyed watching all sports on TV and British Humour. He was always up for a game of Euchre. Alex was a Jack-of-all Trades. We are especially grateful for the compassionate care from the many staff members of Westview 4, Fairhaven Home. Memorial Mass will be take place at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1066 Western Ave. Peterborough on Friday, October 18th at 12:00 noon. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge St. Peterborough. Memorial donations to St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church Youth Ministry would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder A good gardener prepares the land for the garden carefully. He sows the seeds of love and watches as the garden grows. Selflessly he tends his plants and flowers, giving them all the nurturing he can. He smiles when he sees his flowers grow tall and beautiful and multiply. There is nothing he would rather do than sit in his garden, content that he has done his best to make it a beautiful place for all to see.


18 October

Memorial Mass

12:00 pm

St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church

1066 Western Avenue
Peterborough, Ontario


Alexander "Alex" Gurth Reader

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Michael and Josephine Roberts

October 14, 2019

Alex you are now in the Garden of Heaven with the flowers you so loved. Our condolences to the family. Mike and Josie Roberts

Jane English-Hemery

October 12, 2019

He will always be remembered. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

Tar Desira

October 2, 2019

Alex & I were co-workers at Milltronics & Siemens. I have known Alex for over 46 years and had the privilege of being his supervisor for 5 of those years. Alex was dedicated to his family & friends and you could always count on him when things got busy & he always worked to get the job done. I remember him as an honest, dedicated, hard working individual who made it easy to call him your friend. At times he was also a mentor to those of us new to the job and needed guidance. Sadly I hadn't been in contact with Alex & Catherine for a number of years & regret not making the effort to visit them. My condolences to Catherine & the Reader family for the loss of their husband & father.

Paul DeCarlo

September 25, 2019

My deepest condolences on the loss of a true gentleman in Alex and sincere sympathy to his spouse, Catherine, and to their children and families. May he rest in peace.