It is with heavy hearts we announce that Herbert William (Bill) Alexander passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after an extended period of illness. Known as Bill and Grampy to his family and friends, he was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on September 3, 1941, and was the only child of Howard William (Budd) and Gladys Viola (Nevers) Alexander.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Dorene, and their children: Michael (Cathy) of Rothesay, NB, Darren (Sue) of Edmonton, AB and Kimberly (Jon) LeRoy of Sarnia, ON. He will be deeply missed by his eleven grandchildren, whom he dearly loved: Thomas, Sophie and Maggie Alexander; Sabrina, Brooklyn, Harrison, Charlie and Andrew Alexander; Ruby, Owen and Ivan LeRoy. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Dwain (Joan) McLean and Darrel (Tanya) McLean; sister-in-law, Lois McLean as well as several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister-in-law Ina (McLean) Everett, brother-in-law Floyd Everett, niece Marilee McLean and cousin-in-law George (Inez) McDougall.
Bill loved “getting things done” and always had a project on the go. He was an Electrical Engineer (P.Eng.) contributing to many large projects across Atlantic Canada. He was a life-long learner and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1965, and Master of Business Administration in 2001, both from the University of New Brunswick. Throughout his career, he was a partner and co-founder of several companies, including: Delta Electric, Nova Electric, Delta Industrial, and MDK Ventures. He also served his community through various roles with the Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick, and held positions with organizations that he deeply cared for, including: York Care Centre, Kingswood University, Houghton College and Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church. He was inducted as a “Life Member” of the APEGNB (The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick).
Bill always enjoyed spending time helping his children and grandchildren with special projects and activities. He was an avid reader, spending many hours in his reading room (on the cottage deck) at Beulah, watching and listening for the loons. He enjoyed making new friends in his retirement years, spending time at the Fredericton Golden Club and Johnson Avenue Senior Centre.
Bill was a lifelong member of the Wesleyan Church and enjoyed fellowship at Corbett and Journey Churches, over the years. He served as leader and host of a home Bible study group for Journey Church. He taught Sunday school and served as a youth leader, mentoring many people along the way.
Visitation will take place at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York St, Fredericton, NB, Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 pm, and at Journey Church, 131 Duncan Lane, Fredericton, NB, on Sunday, July 31, from 1:00-2:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at Journey Church on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Matthew Maxwell presiding, followed by a time of fellowship at 3:00 pm. A burial will follow at 5:30 pm at the Browns Flat Baptist Church Cemetery, 1 Beulah Road, Browns Flat, NB. For those unable to attend, a live stream of the service will be available at the following link: https://journeychurch.ca/specialevents/. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory would be appreciated towards Journey Church, Beulah Camp, Caton’s Island, or the charity of the donor’s choice.