Obituary of ALEXANDER, Wilfred Andrew

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ALEXANDER; Wilfred Andrew “Wilf” ~ It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Wilf Alexander. Wilf was a proud and dedicated volunteer for many years with St. John’s Ambulance, Durham Regional Police Auxillary, and most recently was proud Captain at Station 3 OSM Fire Services. He leaves behind his wife Carol, daughter Nicole (Jim), sister-in-law Christine Galler (Mike) and their daughters Brooke and Brittany, brother-in-law Bill Jost (Carol) and their family, and parents-in-law Wilhelm and Margarete Jost. He will be missed by many other family members, co-workers, and friends.

Service Information

At Wilf’s request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, a donation to an Animal Humane Society or Rescue Shelter of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at


It is with a heavy heart and great sadness we offer our condolences to you and yours. Wilf was always there first in line when people needed a helping hand. RIP Wilf Alex and Sherri.

Alex Galler

RIP Cousin and Nephew! We will miss your laughter!

Deborah & Shawn Parker & Family and Uncle George

I couldn't have asked for a better coworker. Work will never be the same. I will miss you.

Dave Allwood

Sorry for your sudden loss I was a co work with Wilf in Whitby and Ajax for many years

Don Timms

RIP. Wilf.

Chris Bowen

My condolences to Carol and her family on Wilfs passing, it was a pleasure to have worked with Wilf at Lear on midnights.

Blaine Sleep

He was only brother my big brother — my first friend and the first person I learned to play with, share with, and laugh with. He was the first person who picked on me, fought with me and taught me forgiveness. Wilf you will be missed by all of us. Rest in peace my brother

Grant Alexander

We are so sorry to hear of this sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. It was a pleasure to have known Wilf.

The Krmec Family

Wilf spent much of his adult life in the service of others. That alone speaks to his character. Wilf was the type of guy that would drop everything to help out a friend in need. Wilf, I hope wherever you are, that you've found peace. To both sides of Wilfs family, we'd like to express our deepest condolences on your loss. RIP Wilf. From your B.C. Family.

William Jost & Family

Ah Wilf I had hoped that you journey had many more years than you were given my special friend. I still recall that shy quiet kid who joined my Brigade at St. John's. We struck up a friendship almost immediately, that saw us thru 10 years of laughs and good memories. I still smile when I tell our story about our advanced first aid course together. I remember a young man with true old fashion values, that was quick to smile and always, always there for others. I was so happy when I heard you married the love of your life, and had a daughter for I know that was your most heartfelt wish. Wilf fly high with the Angels honey for you are one of the special ones. I will ways cherish our conversations, and our time together my good friend. Thanks for the memories you will be missed by all who knew you. RIP Wilf.....

Shirley and Dwain Spicer

Carol, I am so sorry to be reading this news about your husband. I was shocked beyond belief. I remember how when you met Wilf, and how very happy you were. It was our pleasure to meet him, and see first hand how happy your both were. We send our sincere condolences. Daphne and Herb

Daphne and Herb Choquette

I am very sorry for your loss. Wilf was a great kind hearted full of spirit man. I had the pleasure to ride to and from work daily with him for a few years. I know his wife and daughter meant the world to him. He will be greatly missed. May u find peace in all your great memories.

Stacy Doig

Sorry to hear about Wilf's passing. Our condolences to his family, he will be missed by many. Rest in Peace, Neighbour

Maureen and Rick

Uncle Wilf, you may be gone but you shall never be forgotten. Your passing was sudden, and far too soon. You will be deeply missed by us all. You touched so many lives over the years. I will always remember the fun we had whenever we visited you; all the little adventures that you would take us on. You taught me that if you look in the right places, there is beauty and excitement all over the world. You taught me to be open-minded, and that there is good in everyone. You taught me to be selfless, to be helpful, and showed me how rewarding it felt to help someone. You were always there for anyone who needed a helping hand, with a smile on your face. That smile would light up a room and make everything feel peaceful. The world is shade darker without you here. You will forever live on in our hearts and memories. Heaven has gained an angel. May you rest in peace. Love always, your niece Brittany. ❤️ My most sincere condolences to all who knew you, this is a truly devastating loss.

Brittany Galler

I am profoundly sad to hear of my friend of 50 years' passing. Wilf was a good man, with a great heart. He will be missed.

Peter Irwin

I worked with Wilf (lear whitby maintenance dept)for many years.I am so sad to hear of his early passing. One of my fondest memories being around Wilf was his story telling.I have never met a person that was so good at and had so many wonderful stories to tell. You will be missed Wilf.

Gord Sheridan

Greetings Carol , we only met for a short while when my late wife Helen and I visited your in laws on their 40th wedding anniversary . Enjoyed meeting and chatting to Wilf with his huge trucks ,his fire and, police experience together with St Johns work . He was also very happy with a rather large drumming kit that he owned at the time . I am distressed to hear of his death which seems to have been rather sudden . I do hope that you and your family manage through the death of Wilf and I am sure that the good Lord will always hold you in the palm of his hand and care for you. This message from which hails from the Republic of South Africa.


Words can't express how sad we are to hear about Wilf. Known him for over 30 years and had lots of good times with him. He was the first one to come up to the hospital when our first child was born. Would do anything for anybody. He just wasn't a co-worker for many years but a true friend to our family for years. We will miss you. RIP

Judy and Dave and family

We are sorry to hear of the passing of retired Aux. Sgt. Alexander one of our brothers in "Blue" I remember like yesterday working and learning from Wilf. He always knew how to make you laugh or play a joke on someone and could take it back just as well. From the DRPS family and the Kirck family we send our condolences and thoughts a prayers to the entire family.

Bernie Kirck and the DRPS Auxiliary Unit

It is with great sadness that I heard of Wilfs passing. As I sit here writing this I cannot help but remember the time we spent together. His laugh and joy for for making people laugh will stay forever in my memories. Although we did not spend as much time together as I would have liked, I cherish every moment we did. Rest in Peace Wilfee, until we meet again. Dougie


My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I worked with Wilf for many years and he will be missed by all.

Scott Bateman

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Wilf was a great man and will be missed greatly. I'm very sorry for your tragic loss.

Brandi Patchett

Carol I am so sorry! Take care of yourself my friend!

Lillian Trask

I am very sorry for your sudden loss.Wilf was truly one of a kind.A great man,quick with a joke, a smile and a helping hand.Sadly i only had the pleasure of knowing him a short time ,while working at lear. He will be missed.

Robert Doiron

So sorry to hear this. Wilf and I attended many OMVA events together. He always had lots of friends and was always ready with a joke and a laugh. He will be missed by all of us. Thanks for the good times.

John Tatham. OMVA

Wilfred,I am very sadden to think that I never had a chance to say GOOD BYE to you. I sure was there to say HELLO to you when you were a baby in your mother's arms. What proud parents they were fifty-five years ago. I live in British Columbia now and did not have the opportunity to see often but when I did, it was such a pleasure. We had many laughs together as your laugh was so infectious. We shared many stories of you and your cousin (my son) Brian, as young boys doing what boys do which added so much to our lives as you grew up. Wilfred, you had so many interests which made you such a well rounded person. Your love for trains since being a very young boy. I always think of you when I hear a train whistle. From being a Fireman, St. John's ambulance, Police participant a very special friend to many and just too many special qualities to mention here. You now are free from your burdens and I know you will continue to inspire and spread cheer whenever you are though of. Wilfred, you have sure left a hole in my heart but your memories for the last fifty-five years will continue to bring a smile to my face. Your Aunt Irene and Uncle Ed.

Irene Campbell

We send our love and hugs, it's a very sad time and I hope that our fun memories will help us smile thru the tears. Miss you cuz

Brenda Piggott and family

RIP Wilf. My years with you at Lear Whitby were a pleasure. Thanks for the stories. You will be missed.

Terry Johnson

Carol and family, my condolences on your loss. The world lost a great person last week. Ajax maintenance won't be the same without Wilf. His smile and stories are missed

Mark Jacula

We are very sorry to here about Wilfed Alaxander Jr We are very good friends of Jeanette @late Wilfred his parents. Also his Brother Grant and family.Peter had many good talks with Wilfred.When he was at his parents home. He grew up in a very loving home. Rest In peace.

Brenda May@Late Peter Barr.

Wilfred was a very special nephew to me, from a very young boy to the man he became. His many interests inspired all of our family members. A very talented person,no job too big or difficult to undertake. A willingness to help others and serve unselfishly. A great sense of humor with a grin on his face. Raised with loving parents that taught him the many values he practiced through his life. Rest in peace Wilf. Uncle Gord.

Gord Fudge

To the families of Wilfred… It is with sadness that we express our sincerest and deepest condolences on your loss and pray that you find comfort, peace and healing in your memories. We will always think of you and the special part you played in the lives you have touched…remembering your acts of kindness and caring along the way. Our fondest memories are your family visits with Aunt May and Uncle Fred. You gave so much of yourself to brighten their day with your humor and make them feel truly loved. There is love that will live forever and there are memories that will shine through the sorrow. May you find peace in God’s own loving care.

“Cousins, Grace (Lou), Krista, Carol”

Sorry for your loss. He was a great man and friend to me. I will miss him.

Andrea Eustace

Daphne contacted us and we are so sorry to hear of Wilf's passing. I know we haven't seen you in a long time, but do think of you, Carol, often especially when I see Christine at MHS! Please accept our late condolences and hope all is going ok for you and Nicole. Fran

Charlie & Fran Cooney