Peacefully surrounded by his family, Alex Schaffer passed away at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of Mae Beach.  Loving father of Carol (Bryan) Drake.  Cherished grandfather of Regan (Brandon Earehart) Drake, Graydon (Courtney) Drake and Caitlin (Nathan) Drake Smith.  Treasured great-grandfather to Devyn and Taylor Drake.  Loved step-father of Dennis Beach and Murray Beach.  Fondly remembered step-grandfather of Paul (Paula) Beach, Mike (Cheryl) Beach, Becky Beach, Liz (Dougald) McLardy, Kelly (Darryl) Hall, Jennifer Patience, Cassandra Beach (Paul McNamara), Rachel Beach (Bartek Jablonski), and Josh Beach.  Step-great grandfather of Riley,  Mackenzie,  Holly, Matthew, Cory, Mitchell, Taylor, Victoria, Mae, Jack and Frank. Dear brother of Tillie and Fred. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Molly Schaffer, brother Victor and sisters Hilda and Polly. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at PATERSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 120 Russell Street South, Sarnia, ON. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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