ALEXANDER, Eleanore Patricia
(Pat) (nee Knight)
Passed away at home on January 9, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Philip Henry, and children Philip Arthur (Tina), Patricia (George Hudacek), Daniel (Paula), Delbert, and Paula (Norvell McGlaun); grandchildren Matthew, Lauren, Zachary, Tricia, Michael, Carolyn, Carmen, and Norvell "Ty"; great-grandchildren Unique, Angel, and Believe. She is also survived by siblings Delbert "Bud" (Linda), Shriley (Michael) Johnson, John, Carol (Steppney) Black, Margaret Martin, brother-in-law David (Aruna) and sister-in-law Charlotte Morgan. She was predeceased by her parents Delbert and Eleanore (Jackson) Knight, and brothers Louis and Thomas. Pat was extremely active throughout her life, thriving on and promoting community involvement. She has served as: Chair of the Windsor Police Services Board, First Woman President of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, Carrousel Chair for more than one season and Director of The Afro-Canadian Village, President of the Hour-A-Day Study Club, Director of the Afro-Canadian Ensemble, Director of the Black Girls Club of Windsor, member of the Board of Directors of Windsor Regional Hospital, member of the Panel of Concerned Women, Chair of the Black Studies Education Committee, Director of The Black Heritage Committee, longtime supporter of the Windsor West Indian Association, member of the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Windsor, Coordinator of the Local Youth Network and Community Services (L.Y.N.C.S.), Canadian Girls in Training (C.G.I.T.) Leader and Camp Counselor, and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church of Windsor. What Pat loved most was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife to Phil for over 53 years. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren filled her life with joy and she cherished the relationships she maintained with every member of her family, including siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends who became our extended family. She "lived a great life, full of people, happiness and fond memories" as she has stated many times. Special thanks go to the VON nurses, CCAC, neurosurgery and neurology units at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Hospice of Windsor, Dr. Colin Wong and Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Visitation will take place at the:
Morris Sutton Funeral Home,
68 Giles Blvd. E., Windsor
on Wednesday from 2 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the Harrison Memorial Church of God in Christ 810 Mercer St., Windsor, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens to follow.