Obituary of Jean Ellen Marie Alexander
Jean Ellen Marie Alexander (nee Colley) passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Residence in her ninety fifth year. Jean was the daughter of the late George and Cecelia Colley and was predeceased by her brother George Colley. She was the beloved wife of the late John Arthur Shreve Alexander (2002); loving mother of Lynn Fisher (John) of Rockwood, Pam Selcage (Don) and Donna Alexander of Chatham, and Spencer Alexander of North Buxton (special friend Betsy Irwin). She was the devoted grandmother of Anessa Posliff (Greg), Jennifer Jackson (Shawn) and Allyson Markovic (Justin), Owen Shadd, Jessica Phelps (Andy), Jared (Jenn), Brett and Mariah Alexander. She is also survived by nine great grand children, all of whom she adored: Nolan and Carson Posliff, Breanne and Emerson Jackson, Grayson and Paityn Markovic, Alexis and Samara Alexander, and Cody Beaul. She will be fondly remembered by Judy Alexander and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends that were like family.
Jean led a simple life centered around her family, friends and church community. Always content with what she had, she intuitively knew that there was no peace in life if you had the mindset that “more is better.” She taught the meaning of gratitude by example. After raising her family, Jean worked as a nurses aide and retired from Thamesview Lodge where she had devoted her energy to caring for people with dementia.
Friends and family may visit at the funeral home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 17 at 11 am in the funeral home.
Burial in Maple Leaf Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to St. Andrew’s Residence, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 642 or the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum.
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