WELL-KNOWN Port Alfred residentPhil Alexandre died on January 26.
Alexandre was born in Salisbury, in the former Rhodesia in 1936, and attended St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown from 1950-1954.
After completing school, he returned to Rhodesia to farm for a few years, before joining the government’s veterinary department and being posted to Chipinga.
DEARLY DEPARTED: Port Alfred residentPhil Alexandre, 76, died recently after suffering from a series of strokes over the past few years Picture: SUPPLIED
In 1965 he married Lyn Springer, and they had three children, Chris, Richard and Sarah.
In 1978 he moved to Salisbury and after sending his sons to St Andrew’s College, he also moved to the Eastern Cape, settling in Port Alfred in 1982.
He was involved in construction, glassworks and chicken farming, and was a keen golfer.
In 1998, Phil and Lyn moved to the UK where he had his first major stroke in 2000. After three months in physical rehabilitation, he moved back to Port Alfred and lived the remainder of his life here.
After suffering from at least 15 strokes during the last few years, he died peacefully in Port Alfred Hospital surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Lyn, three children, Chris, Richard and Sarah, and two adopted children Kevin and Renee, and five grandchildren.