Mr. Lincoln Alexander, former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, has just died. He was 90. He leaves our province an extraordinary legacy.
He was also a towering champion of our cause, committed to families living with dementia and the issues they face. His first wife, Yvonne, had Alzheimer’s disease.
Lincoln spoke regularly about the disease in his trademark voice of care and compassion, and was a patron of the Toronto and Hamilton-Halton Societies. In 2007, a state-of-the-art home for people with dementia in Hamilton, the Alexander Pavilion, was named in his honour and in memory of Yvonne.
The Alzheimer Society has been fortunate to count Mr. Alexander among its champions and owes him a debt of gratitude.
He will be missed.