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Alexander; William Alfred “Bill”

Posted By Obits On March 28, 2021 @ 1:25 pm In Obituaries | 27 Comments

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ALEXANDER – William A. “Bill”, 78, of Mill Village, Queens County, passed away peacefully in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, on Friday, March 26, 2021.
Born in Brooklyn, Queens County, Bill was a son of the late James and Elva (Nickerson) Alexander.
Bill served with the Canadian Coast Guard for 25 years was well as the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a security guard for a number of years. Bill was an avid chef and held a culinary arts degree and was regarded by his family and friends as a “fanatical” crib player. He will be lovingly and fondly remembered as a very giving and compassionate man.
Bill is survived by his daughter Melisa Hatt of Mill Village; his son William Trefry of Winnipeg, MN; his grandson Liam Trefry; his brother Dennis of Windsor.
Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his wife Donna (Hatt); his sister Marie Zwicker and his brother Raymond.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Seaside Cemetery, Brooklyn. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. No flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Stephen and Marilyn Anthony on March 28th, 2021 1:33 pm

Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Nancy Anthony on March 28th, 2021 2:46 pm

To the family: I will miss getting the phone calls from Bill, I enjoyed talking to him and listening to his family stories. He is with Donna who he missed so much. Nancy

Condolence from Elsa and John Toplis on March 28th, 2021 2:51 pm


We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.Our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Ray Miller on March 28th, 2021 3:13 pm

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing he always had a moment of his time to share in the mess hall . I think he made the best yorkshire pudding in the entire fleet, and his baking skills were second to non.

Condolence from bonnie and david flemming on March 28th, 2021 4:11 pm

R.I.P Billy …thinking of all my step brothers and sisters at this time..big hugs

Condolence from Shawn and Shelly Ozon on March 28th, 2021 5:07 pm

So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was such an entertaining, funny and informative guy to be around. I was very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with him and to know him. He will be missed.

Condolence from Susan Verge on March 28th, 2021 7:49 pm

I am so sorry for your great loss, He was one of my favorite customers. The little jokes he would tell me everytime he came into the smoke shop. He loved his family so much. He will be so missed. R.I.P. my friend

Condolence from Lisa Howe on March 28th, 2021 8:30 pm

I would like to send my condolences to Bills family and friends.I worked with Bill on the old Sir William

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on March 28th, 2021 10:21 pm

Sending sincere condolences to the family, take care☹️

Condolence from Robert & Lorraine Quinn on March 28th, 2021 11:20 pm

Bill, a former student of mine in Brooklyn, a throughly nice guy. Our sincere condolences to his family.

Condolence from Bud Johnson on March 29th, 2021 3:31 am

Sorry to hear of Bill passing.
We worked together a few times in the Commissionaires.
We both were cooks and we had some great chats together.
R. I. P. Bill

Condolence from Lynn Rafuse on March 29th, 2021 7:32 am

My condolences to all of Bill’s family.Worked with him at QGH and many a night Bill kept us entertained with his stories and descriptions of his dinner concoctions.Always a gentleman.

Condolence from Phil Seaboyer on March 29th, 2021 7:43 am

There were many conversations over a coffee with fresh break time cookies from the galley oven,
a good shipmate and travelling companion, condolences to the family as he will be missed.

Condolence from Liam Trefry on March 29th, 2021 7:48 am


I love you, and I can’t believe your gone. You were more than a grandfather to me. You were my father and best friend. I miss you so much.

Condolence from Cheryl and Bob Hatt on March 29th, 2021 9:17 am

Dear Family. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Bobby and Cheryl Hatt

Condolence from Donna Norman on March 29th, 2021 9:40 am

Sorry for your loss. Your memories will keep him in your hearts forever and help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Robenia and Theresa Brewster on March 29th, 2021 9:45 am

To the Alexander Family

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Robenia and Theresa Brewster

Condolence from John LEEFE on March 29th, 2021 10:30 am

Bill was a very kind man. I don’t recall when we first met, but it was many decades ago. He always had time for a friendly chat and was genuinely interested in his community and its people.

Condolence from gary joudrey on March 29th, 2021 10:45 am

i am very sorry for your loss. i was bill’s crib partner when we played crib at the legion and we were fortunate to win out in the provincial crib championship in new brunswick where we had the chance to compete in this huge tornament. i will miss playing crib if and when the legion has their crib tournaments. he was a very nice and kind man. i will miss him.

Condolence from Debbie & Jonn Herman on March 29th, 2021 2:07 pm

To The Family

So Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We would like to extend our Sincere Condolences to you all.

Debbie & John Herman

Condolence from John Mansfield on March 29th, 2021 5:03 pm

Sincere condolences to all of Bills family.I worked with him for a few years and there was never a dull moment with Bill around,he was a historian,a great cook,an excellent crib player and a great friend.He is now with the love of his life Donna! Farewell my friend,and we shall meet again!

Condolence from Beth Campbell on March 29th, 2021 6:37 pm

I am sorry for your loss. I sailed with Bill in the 1990’s on the Louis. Bill was a wonderful friend and was kind to everyone. He had a big heart and will be missed.

Condolence from Chrissie Shelley on March 31st, 2021 8:41 pm

To Melisa,Liam and Family,.
So very sorry for your loss. Bill is with his love Donna,who was my cousin. He was a very kind man,
Remember the good times you had. You are in my thoughts and prays. Love to you all.

Condolence from Wendy Orme on April 2nd, 2021 9:37 am

so sorry for you all on billy passing he was one of the good one xoxo

Condolence from Donnie and Marl’ene Croft on April 2nd, 2021 12:29 pm

So sad to hear of Bills passing,we were great neighbors for many years .Bill always brought us down treats that he made and always a funny joke .He will be missed ,our condolences to Bills Family and friends.

Condolence from John roy on April 3rd, 2021 1:37 pm

So sorry to hear about bills passing

Condolence from Vicki and Scott Conrad on April 5th, 2021 6:54 am

Dear Melisa and family,

We are so sorry to be reading that Bill has passed. He always had a smile and friendly greeting whenever we bumped into each other at the post office or at the corner store. The Village has lost another kind soul. We are thinking of you during this sad time.

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