Greenlees Alexander ~ September 10, 1920 – April 24, 2013 ~
Alexander Andrew GREENLEES, B.Sc., B.Mil.Sc., P. Eng.
Alex Greenlees died in Barrie, Ont. on April 24, 2013.
Alex was born in London, Ont. on September 10, 1920 to F. Henry Greenlees and Elfleda L. Clarke, twin brother of Tom. He graduated from the Royal Military College in 1940 and from Queen’s University in 1948.
He served in the Canadian Army 1940 to 1945 – in Canada and the U.K., and in Holland and Germany with the Essex Scottish Regiment.
Alex married D. Jean Brown on October 27, 1951. He was a professional chemical engineer and worked for Polysar in Sarnia from 1948 to 1983. He moved to Barrie in March 2008.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Betsy Greenlees and her husband Ray Dorosz of Lethbridge, Alta., and his son Rob Greenlees and his wife Mary Greenlees of Barrie, and his four grandchildren, Megan and Sam Dorosz and Kristen and Cameron Greenlees, and several nieces and nephews.
Alex was predeceased by his wife Jean Brown in 1986; by his twin brother, Thomas C. Greenlees, of London in 2009; and his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at McCormack Funeral Home in Sarnia. If desired, donations in memory of Alex to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, Barrie or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.