HERMAN, Alexander Hugh- April 6, 1924 – February 24, 2016 -At the age of 91, peacefully, surrounded with love, Alex ceased fighting and chose to surrender. Beloved father of Donna, brother of Victor (Doreen), Uncle of Heather (Jack) and Gerard (Vinnie) he will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, their families, faithful friends Kate, Michelle (David), Jesse, Krista and many others, co-workers and associates. Predeceased by his wife Jeanne (Matte), Mother Agnes (Spowart), Father Henry, Brother Frank (Ann), and his Sister Margaret (Rolly LaRose). A native of Welland, Alex served in the Canadian Navy WW2 North Atlantic Theatre from July, 1942 to November, 1945. Upon honourable discharge, he was employed at Niagara Die & Tool Company and Electric Metals before joining the Welland Police Department in 1954, which later became the Niagara Regional Police Services. He proudly served as a Constable for 30 years until his retirement in 1984. A long standing member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, Royal Canadian Legion #71 Fort Erie and the Niagara Regional Police Association, Alex also continued his life of service as a good friend of Bill W. for over 50 years. He was a devoted husband, father and friend, avid reader, enjoyed golf, fishing and boating (much of it in Tarpon Springs, Florida) and was a staunch Blue Jays baseball fan. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, March 29th at H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street in Welland, Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, 1900 Thompson Road, Fort Erie with Legion Service and Life Celebration Reception at 1:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71, 130 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie. In lieu of flowers, Alex has suggested donations to Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Centre/Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab or the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 71 in Fort Erie.
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