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April 7 1936-October 22 2013
Ian died at home with his hands being held and the familiar lilt of his wife’s voice close to his ear “see ya’ later ya’ old buggar”.With one final dab of whiskey on his lips, he was off.
Dr. I.M Alexander looked dapper in a hat, was an expert shoe polisher, tyer of flies, and held the values and talents of an old timey dentist. Because of that, many of you still have good teeth and 25 year old crowns. He practiced dentistry on Oak Bay Avenue for 25 years. Upon retirement, he commented”there wasn’t a day I practiced that I didn’t want to go to work.”A lesson both his kids took to heart when considering their own vocations.
Ian and Kay were married for 43 years, raised two fiercely independent children, katherine and graeme(wife seanna), and are proud to see the newest generation, 3 yr old Chloe Alexander follow in the same vein.
Although dementia robbed him of many abilities, his sense of humour and the happy memories of his childhood were never lost. He was content in life, and was cared for in unprecedented fashion by his wife Kay. (Smartest thing he ever did was marry a Scottish nurse.)
When the fog lifts, we will celebrate together with whiskey, pork loin and stories.
Special thanks to Luther Court Daycare, We Rage We Weep, the amazing Hospice team, and the outpouring of love from family and friends near and far.