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Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Mr. Alex Bahadoor Keshwah

January 22, 1955May 17, 2020
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Alex Bahadoor Keshwah was born on January 22, 1955 in San Juan Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and passed away on May 17, 2020 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada at the age of 65 years.

Beloved husband of Kunti (Sandra) Keshwah for 35 years. He is the loving Father of Rachel and Dr. Joel Keshwah.

Dear brother of Ken (Gisele Keshwah), John (Sandra Keshwah), Alice (Govind Maharaj), Elizabeth (Shiva Bachoo), Zita (Naraindra Prashad) and Luna Boodram.

Loving son of Rev. Kenrick Keshwah and the late Polly Keshwah (Roopnarinesingh).

He will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by all of his family and friends.

The Keshwah family greatly appreciates your condolences and support during this very difficult time. Due to the current restrictions and limitations, the Funeral Service and Interment will remain private for the family.

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Karen Ann Bridge

May 27, 2020

Although I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Keshwah, I had the honor to attend school with his wonderful son. His son's kindness and compassion is certainly a reflection of what wonderful father and person Alex was. I send my deepest condolences to the family.

Karin Cowan

May 26, 2020

To all the Keshwah family.....I was so saddened to hear of Alex passing! I've many happy memories of our days at Patterson Presbyterian Church - great times, lots of laughs, meals shared together - you were the most loving & giving family! Please know you are all in my prayers during this difficult time. We rejoice knowing Alex is with his loving Lord. I'm sure you all have many memories made together through the years - cherish them. May God strengthen & give each one of you His peace.

Love,
Karin (Beaumont) Cowan

Annmarie Mortelliti

May 24, 2020

Our hearts go out to Sandra, Rachel, Joel, and the whole Keshwah family -

We are deeply sorry about the loss of Alex, please accept our deepest condolences. We remember how kind and gentle Alex was, he always had a friendly smile. May all his loving memories live in your hearts forever. God bless your family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Alex.

Warmest Condolences,
Iris Watkins
Peggy Watkins
Annmarie, Rocco, Victoria Mortelliti
Rosemarie, Tom, Ryan, Evan Fekete
Marlene, Melissa, Alex Stergiou

Alan Jaikaransingh

May 23, 2020

Please accept our condolences .

May God give each of you the strength that you need in this most difficult time.

Allan Jaikaransingh & Family

Dale Bissessar

May 23, 2020

Condolences to the Keshwah family.


From the Bissessar family here in Trinidad and Tobago.

Shirly & David Ramkeesoon

May 23, 2020


My dearest cousin Alex❣is gone but will not be forgotten. Although we did not spend much time together.. memories of the times we shared will linger on...

fly with the Angels! ❣❣

Shirly & David

Punita Lumb

May 22, 2020

Dear Zita,
my deepest condolences for you and your loved ones. I pray you all find the peace you seek in knowing that Alex is now without pain and in a better place.
My thoughts are with you all.
Punita

PETER RAJKUMAR

May 22, 2020

Alice/Luna:

It will be remiss of me if i did not write to The Keshwah's to express my condolences on the death of your dear brother Alex.

Fifty years ago Trinidad lost a Brilliant Young Man ,full of Potential,to Canada.

We were fortunate when he came back to us a Newly Qualified Engineer from one of the Best Engineering Schools in the world for a short stint at the National Airline (BWIA then) and The Engineering Consulting Firm Trintoplan.

Again we lost him too soon. Trinidad was on the cusp of The Petrochemical Industry Development at Point Lisas.Had Alex remained in Trinidad i know that he was going to be a big part of the success story that Point Lisas became.

During his last stint in Trinidad we will meet a few times during the week when he came to join his relatives for lunch/dinner in Bhaggan Avenue. Meeting him was always filled with interesting, animated discussions about Trinidad's and our possibilities.

Alex remained humble. Here was a True Gentleman and Scholar. Our loss in Trinidad was Canada's gain.

He was particularly close to my sisters, Pamela and Donna because he was at San Juan Presbyterian in their year Group. My last contact with Alex was approximately forty years ago. However you can never forget someone like Alex no matter how many years have elapsed.

Kindly express our condolences to your family and to Alex's wife and children on behalf of our Family. May Eternal Rest be granted to Alex. May his soul Rest in Peace. Amen.

Peter Rajkumar

Marilyn Balgobin

May 22, 2020

Punita Lumb

May 22, 2020

Hi Zita,

I want to let you know that I'm praying for peace and strength for you and your family as you suffer through this loss. At the same time, I pray that you are comforted in knowing your brother is at peace and without pain.

Please take care and let me know if there's anything I can do.

Punita

Biography

      Mr. Alex Bahadoor Keshwah was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

       His parents were Rev. Kenrick and Polly Keshwah. Alex was raised in San Juan Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Growing up in the Keshwah household there were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Alex was able to work through the usual problems when they appeared, and he was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Alex was raised with six siblings. He had two brothers Ken and John and four sisters Alice, Elizabeth, Zita and Luna. Alex was constantly involved in activities with his brothers and sisters.

      As a young child, Alex was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. He wasn’t pushy and never forced his way into games or other activities. Alex developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Alex enjoyed playing soccer and cricket with his many friends and family.

      While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Alex as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute in 1973. He enjoyed school with math being his favorite subject. He was one of the top students in his graduating class. Alex was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Alex always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

      College life brought with it a new set of challenges, but Alex handled them well. Being a critical thinker who always remained intellectually independent, Alex was able to focus on the task at hand in order to complete his class work. Alex was able to read the material and retain the information in a way that impressed his fellow classmates. The ability to efficiently complete the task at hand was a skill that served Alex well during his college experience. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1977. He also pursued graduate school, earning his degree in education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto.

      On March 2nd 1985 Alex exchanged wedding vows with Kunti Rambajue at the Dufferin Street Baptist Church in Toronto Ontario. Compassionate and devoted to Kunti, Alex held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Kunti and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.  Alex was blessed with two children, One son, Joel and one daughter Rachel.

      Alex greatly enjoyed being a high school Mathematics teacher. He was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Alex was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Alex worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Alex liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where enjoyed sharing his knowledge by tutoring students in math and science. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, going out to different events and trying new restaurants.

           Alex was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He was a member of Patterson Presbyterian Church. During that time, he was long-time member of Patterson Presbyterian Church choir. He was a sympathetic man who valued his beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

          When Alex’s retired in 2019 he made sure to keep busy and keep his mind active. In retirement, he continued his passion for teaching, while tutoring part-time. Even in retirement, Alex continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances.

      Mr. Alex Bahadoor Keshwah passed away on May 17, 2020 at Scarborough General Hospital in Scarborough Ontario. He is survived by wife Kunti, children Rachel and Joel. In addition, his brothers Ken and John: and his sisters Alice, Elisabeth, Zita and Luna. Services were held at St. Clair Chapel and Alex was laid to rest at Prospect Cemetery in Toronto Ontario.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Mr. Alex Bahadoor Keshwah. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.

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