READER, Alexander (Alex) Gurth November 22, 1926 - September 22, 2019 Long-time employee of Milltronics Ltd./ Siemens Canada Peacefully and surrounded by his family, walked into God's waiting arms at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough, Ontario. Beloved and devoted husband of 68 years to Catherine Reader (nee Longo). Loving and caring father to Michael Reader and his wife Judy, Marina and her husband Pat Charette. Loving and proud grandfather to Jeff Reader, Kelly Clement (Robin), Andrew Reader, Renee McCool (T.J.), Justin Charette (Kirstin) and Matthew Charette. Loving great-grandfather to Alexandre and Abrielle Clement; Reid, Emma and Lucy McCool, Cecelia Charette. Son of the late Ivy Lasenby Cooke and Gurth Reader and predeceased by his brothers Albert and Bruce Cooke. Lovingly remembered by Catherine's family. Alex was a special brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Upon retirement, Alex enjoyed spending quality time with his family. He could often be seen around town enjoying a coffee with family and friends. He was an avid gardener and would spend hours in his backyard. Enjoyed watching all sports on TV and British Humour. He was always up for a game of Euchre. Alex was a jack-of-all-trades. We are especially grateful for the compassionate care from the many staff members of Westview 4, Fairhaven Home. Memorial Mass will be take place at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1066 Western Ave., Peterborough on Friday, October 18th at 12:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge St., Peterborough. Memorial donations to St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church Youth Ministry would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com ""Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."" - Laura Ingalls Wilder A good gardener prepares the land for the garden carefully. He sows the seeds of love and watches as the garden grows. Selflessly, he tends his plants and flowers, giving them all the nurturing he can. He smiles when he sees his flowers grow tall and beautiful and multiply. There is nothing he would rather do than sit in his garden, content that he has done his best to make it a beautiful place for all to see.
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Published in Kawartha Region News from Sep. 22 to Sep. 29, 2019.