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Raymond Joseph Alexander

Raymond Joseph Alexander

Date de décès : 14 juin 2017

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Ray "Newfie" Alexander at the age of 85, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after beating the odds with numerous cancers. He is now proclaimed cancer-free. Ray was born on February 16, 1932 in St. John's, Newfoundland and raised in St. George's. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Bowd) (Smith) Alexander of 45 years, and step-daughters Laurie (David) Jensen and Cheryl (Chris) Johnston. Also survived by his sisters Marie of St. John's, Newfoundland, Agnes of Albion, Illinois, and Stella (Brian) of Richmond Hill; brother Fintan (Anne Marie) of St. George's, Newfoundland; half-brother Joseph McIsaac; and fur baby Rambo. Predeceased by his parents Leo Alexander (1941) and Annie Alexander McIsaac (2009); sister Joan Cashin (2009) and brother-in-law Pierce Cashin (2012). Ray arrived in Sarnia in 1950. He started working at Esso Chemical as a process operator and moved up the ranks to Plant Shift Supervisor upon retirement in 1987 after 40 years of service. Ray was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved his annual trips to the hunting cottage. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 19, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Ray's Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph's Hospice or the Lung Association (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at


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