WILSON, Alex William For more than 88 years, Alex wore many hats – husband, father, oarsman, official, coach, mentor and friend. He was a voracious reader, an avid gardener, a palatable cook and a well-trained canine companion. However, you could never take the Port Dalhousie out of this boy! Alex had a relentless passion for rowing, living much of his life 2000 metres at a time. From bow to stern or from port to starboard, he willingly shared his wisdom with those who dared venture out of their shells and into his. He was a quiet generous spirit, preferring to play a supporting role in the successes of others. He had fond memories of policing with the Grantham Township and retired as a Staff Sergeant with the NRP. A large Tim’s French vanilla eventually replaced his affection for red licorice. Predeceased by the love of his life, Sheila (2016) he is survived by his crew of Doug, Bruce (Marie) and Sandra. Cremation has taken place. As requested, there will be no fuss nor fanfare. He rowed a good race. If, by chance, he inspired you in some way, please pay it forward. Use your influence to help someone reach their potential in life or sport or feel free to donate to a charity of your choice in his name.
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