Denise and Robert ALEXANDER

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ALEXANDER, Denise "Vanessa" (Varenne)
January 13, 1936 – Leeds, England
November 11, 2014 – Calgary, AB
ALEXANDER, Robert "Keith"
July 23, 1930 – Vulcan, AB, Canada
November 12, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Keith and Vanessa Alexander, beloved parents and grandparents, so happily married for 44 years, have both gone home to be with the Lord, within one day of each other. Denise Vanessa Alexander (nee Varrene, Ramsey), born January 13, 1936, in Leeds, England, passed away at Chinook Care Center on November 11, 2014 with Keith and family at her side. Robert Keith Alexander born July 23, 1930 in Vulcan, Alberta passed away the following day, November 12, 2014, with family at his side. Keith & Vanessa had a God-given love for one another which was evident to everyone. They shared the benefits and blessings they received with so many along the way - through Vanessa's acting successes, her heavenly singing, through Keith's golfing triumphs and political endeavors and through their mutual faith and active church life. They were highly gifted and deeply accomplished but most impressive of all was their legacy of love. Mourning their loss, along with many friends and family, are their remaining children: son Mark Alexander, daughter Andrea Sehmel (Chris) and daughter Susan Alexander-Bowman (Jerry). Keith and Vanessa were blessed with eight grandchildren who will miss them dearly: Michael and Sydney Alexander, Cole and Kyle Alexander, John & Luke Sehmel and Rachel & Lily Bowman. Keith is also survived by brothers Jack (Phyllis) and Lance; Vanessa by step-sister MaryLou. Tragically, they were preceded in death by son Jonathan Phillip Alexander (Karen), daughter Jennifer Carrie Alexander (Julio Bragado-Young) and son Robert Brent Alexander (Diane). Funeral Services for both beloved people will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403 258-0040). The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the loving care from all staff at Chinook Care Center. In living memory of Vanessa and Keith Alexander, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.


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McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home - Calgary
5008 ELBOW DR. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2S 2L5
(403) 243-8200
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Published in The Calgary Herald on Nov. 15, 2014
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