Alexander (Alex) Crewe

August 24, 1939 to March 30, 2020

Obituary

Passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre Monday, March 30th, 2020, Alex Crewe aged 80 years. Predeceased by his parents Sandy and Ivy Crewe and his son Roger. Leaving to mourn with fond memories are his wife Joyce; daughter Brenda; the light of his life his granddaughter Tiffany Noftle; daughter-in-law Karen; brother John (Grace); and best friend and buddy Heber (Pat) Best.  As well as a large circle of friends and relatives. Alex was a teacher who taught at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School for almost thirty years until he retired.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers all donations can be made to the All Saints Parish Foxtrap Cemetery Fund or The War Amps.

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Alec was as fine a teacher as anyone could be. He was also gentle and kind to all. I had the pleasure to have been able to count him as a friend.
I am truly saddened by his passing.

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this difficult time. I remember Mr Crewe and a wonderful and patient math teacher. at Queen E.
Rest In Peace Mr. Crewe 🙏❤️😢

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Alex
I remember Joyce and Alex having me in there home for cooked salmon many years ago He was a sweetheart and I know your hearts r breaking. Take care thinking of you
Donna Holden

To Joyce, Brenda and Family I extend my Sincere and Deep Sympathy in Alex ‘s recent passing.
May his Legacy of Love, Laughter and the Many Happy Memories You Shared, keep You Buoyed during this difficult time.
May Alex’s spirit always be with You and Yours, and know ,he is but a breath away.
Sending my Thoughts and Prayers.❤️❤️Wayne Mac Donald

Our condolences on the passing of a true gentleman. I foundly remember him as a cadet officer at the original Queen Elizabeth School. My wife remembers him as a most caring math teacher. He was a positive role model for many young people. So sorry he has passed.

To the Crewe family
So sorry to hear of Mr. Crewe’s passing. My sincere condolences go out to your family. Mr. Crewe was one of the best teachers of all times. I consider myself to have been one of the lucky ones to have had him as my teacher at QERH. Rest in peace. Mr Crewe

Sincerest condolences to Mr. Crewe’s family. He was my favourite math teacher of all time. He made it all make sense…perhaps because he was so down to earth and had common sense approach. It just worked. Class of ‘92. Thinking of you all ❤️

The Crewe Family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr. Crewe was my teacher in the mid 80’s. He was always very generous and caring and could bring out the best in anyone he met. I have many great memories of him. Rest in peace skipper.
Tony Goobie

The Crewe Families
So sad to hear of “Mr. Crewe’s” passing. It was a privilege to have him as a teacher at QERHS. He was indeed, a credit to the profession. His memory will live on forever.
Derek Tucker

My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege of having Mr. Crewe as a teacher at Queen Elizabeth back in the ‘70s. He was such an awesome teacher and person. I have such fond memories that I will treasure forever.

So sad to hear of Mr. Crewe passing. The best teacher and friend.

The Crewe Family,
The members of The Retired Teachers of Avalon East extend to you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Alex.
He will be greatly missed by his many students, colleagues and friends.
our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Alex rest in peace.

Mrs. Crewe and Brenda and family, so sorry to hear about Mr. Crewe’s Passing. You were longtime cherished friends of our family. I hope you find comfort in your lifetime of memories.

Joyce and I wish to extend our sympathy at this difficult time. I have only ever heard praise for Alex whether it was from students or teachers. Some of my fondest moments were spent in his presence – working or socializing.. He loved a good laugh and cooking. Please know that we share your sadness and hope your fond memories help at this time.
Joyce and Monty

Very sorry to hear of Alex passing he was an excellent teacher at Queen Elizabeth High School and will be fondly missed by all.

My condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Brenda, Joyce and Tiffany
MY sincere and deepest Sympathy on the passing of Alex. My thoughts and prayers are with. you at this difficult time

So sorry to hear of Mr. Crew’s passing. My sincere condolence to the family.He was a wonderful man, an unbelievable teacher who made math interesting and a true gentlemen. I was fortunate
to have he as a teacher at QE, Class of ’93

Joyce: Sincere condolences to you and your family on Alex’s passing Both of my daughters had great respect for him Max loved his chats with him at the mail boxes on Anchorage Rd Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time God Bless

To Joyce and family.,
My sincere and deepest sympathies to you and your family. I knew Alex both as my high school math teacher and later as a colleague when I had the privilege of teaching with him at Queen Elizabeth Regional High. Alex was always a pleasant person who was quick with a smile and a story ! You are in my prayers at this most difficult time

Mrs. Crewe, Brenda and family; We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Crewes passing. He taught us both at Queen E, and has; and always will be remembered very fondly. He was a very kind hearted man who had a very large smile. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

So sorry Joyce to hear about Alex. I will always remember the good times we spent at OE and night school. He was the best. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Shirley, my condolences to you and your family

Joyce,Brenda and family, so deeply saddened to hear of Alex passing. My wife and I had the great pleasure of teaching with Alex, a great teacher and gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aunt Joyce: it was a hard decision to join the forces as I knew I’d move away. It’s times like this that being away hits home.
Alex was a great guy and all I remember is his jolly laugh.

Miss you dearly. All my love.

Kenny

To Joyce and Brenda and Tiffany and all the Crewe family, so sad to hear of Alex’s passing , a great friend of the whole Roberts family, for a lifetime. A loving son-like
nephew to his Aunt Annie.. Our greatest sympathy to you all.. Hope we can get down this summer.

Fred and Margaret

So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Brenda and Tiffany,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad/grandfather. I wish I could visit, give you both a big hug, and offer my condolences in person. Just know that I am thinking of you both. Take care.

To Joice, Brenda and family,
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family on the loss of
your loved one. Please know that we are thinking of you
all at this sad time.
Sincerely, Frank & Marie Evans &
Family.

To the family of Alex Crewe,
What a great and memorable teacher Mr Crewe was. His kind nature and professional attitude made him a role model for teachers and students both! May your memories of good times together give you comfort at this difficult time.

Dear Joyce and family,
Because of teachers like Alex I will never forget my years on the QERHS staff. What great years they were. And what fantastic meals you and Alex served in your home on more than one occasion to myself and fellow carpool mates to lived outside of CBS. My wish is that you will find your own memories to be a great source of strength at this diffiicult time.
Sincerely,
Lloyd Gill

Brenda and Tiffany From our conversations over the years and the immediate smiles that always came to your faces at the very mention of his name, we know what a very special relationship that both of you had with your Dad/Pop. Even despite today’s deep sadness, those wonderful thoughts will live on forever. Our very best to you and all the family. Russ and Michele

Dear Brenda – So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You were a wonderful daughter who took really good care of your dad. So sad to think of you starting retirement without one of your favourite people. Please give our condolences to your mom.
gerard and anne

Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.. Please convey my deepest sadness for you and your Mom and Tiffany. I know you have all had a very difficult time. You did the very best you could, a Herculean effort in my view, so I hope you can take some comfort in that. Take care and stay safe.

Joyce, Brenda and family we are so sorry for your loss. Especially at this very tumultuous time when family and friends are unable to grieve in ways we have taken for granted. Alex and I had many chats over the years when we taught together at QE. A lot of it around our favourite hockey team “Les Canadiens”. He was so passionate about his team and his students. No trouble to get some extra help from Mr. Crewe! I always found him to be a kind man and a great colleague. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Stay safe.

Terry and Karen

Brenda, I was sorry to hear about your father. It is always so difficult to lose a parent, and in the present climate, one cannot personally experience the support of friends of family through a funeral service. I’m so sorry.

Brenda – I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.. I know you were a wonderful and caring daughter to him. Take care, and please give my condolences to your family.

Brenda and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Hold onto your memories of him and he will continue to bring a smile to your face. I’ll be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Mrs. Crewe and family,
So sad to hear of Mr. Crewe’s passing,. He was my Math teacher at Queen Elizabeth.
Mr. Crewe was a kind, gentle and wonderful person. Always had a smile when he entered the classroom.

May your many happy memories keep you all strong through this hard time.
God Bless.

I was saddened to learn that Mr. Crewe had died. He was my math teacher in the original QERHS. I can see him now in the flowing black gown that the teachers had to wear at that time. I remember his smile and his kind nature. A wonderful teacher and a fine person. My condolences to his family and friends.

Mrs. Crewe and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. I knew him first as my teacher in high school and later as a colleague in the math department at Queen Elizabeth. He was always so patient and kind. He was truly a great teacher and a wonderful person. Sincere sympathy to you .
Janice Chaytor-Andrews

Mrs. Crewe,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Crewe’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Mrs. Crewe,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Crewe’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Joyce and family.
We were so sorry to hear thay Alex has passed away. He was one of Queen Elizabeth’s finest and dedicated teachers and a true gentleman. I remember as a young principal starting out in 1983 , Alex was one of those individuals who I knew I could depend on . A true Pioneer who will be missed by the numerous students he taught, and the teachers and administrators that he had worked with over the years. It was a true honor to have known him.
Richard and Verna Harvey

Mrs. Crewe and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Crewe’s passing. He was a very special person who really inspired his students to be the best they could be. I know because it was due to him that I too became a teacher. My two daughters are teachers too! I will always remember him. May your memories keep all of you strong at this time. I am sure he will live on in your hearts forever.

Joyce, Brenda and Tiffany
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Crewe.
He was an outstanding teacher and gentleman
and was a role model for all his students. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen you in your time of grief.
Don and Elaine Hennessey

Brenda, Tiffany and Family,
Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

So sorry to hear of Mr. Crewes passing he was a wonderful teacher i enjoyed my time in high school because of him and the great teachers.

For the Family of Mr. Crewe:

Sending my deepest condolences to Mr. Crewe’s Family. He taught me Math at the original Queen Elizabeth Regional High School. What a calm, collected and respected teacher he was in his classroom. It was a joy to attend his classes. Any student of Mr. Crewe’s will remember him with respect and gratitude.

Again, my sincere sympathies for the loss of such a kind and caring person in your family.

Marie Royle Snow

Brenda, Tiffany & family-
My condolences. Wishing you peace at this difficult time.

I am deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Crewe’s passing. I have many fond memories of him while I was a student at QE in the 1980’s. A caring and gentle soul.

so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Crewe. He was my math teacher at the old Queen E. I will miss our supermarket chats. He was a lovely man.

Brenda and family

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Brenda and family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Brenda and family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Brenda and family,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

To Brenda and Family, we’re so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies; may he rest in peace.

Brenda and family
So sorry for the lose of you father. A excellent teacher who gave us lessons on life and inspiration. I know what a wonderful father he was and the pride he had for his family. Keep all your wonderful memories of him close to your heart to help you through this difficult time in your live. Thinking of you in this time of need.

To Mrs Crewe and her family my deepest condolence. mr Crewe was one of the best teachers I ever had, so sorry for your loss, Stella Rideout

So sorry to hear that Alex has passed away, please know that my Thoughts and Prayers are with you all .
I had Alex as a teacher at QE and I remember his great aim with chalk if you were not paying attention, lol and yrs later I saw him again at the retirement home that I work at. RIP

My Deepest Condolences to the Crewe Family and all who knew him .A great teacher who enjoyed what he did . Always there when you needed him.He was my teacher at Qween Elizabeth Regional High School for many years.Of all the teachers there he stood out the most because of his dedication to the profession..Rest in peace Mr. Crewe and God bless you for the time you had here . Prayers to you and your family in this time of need.

Joyce, Brenda and Family’;
So sorry to hear of Alec’s Passing.. Many Pleasant
Memories of Working and Socializing with you all during my years Teaching at Queen Elizabeth.. Alec was the most respected and loved person I ever met.
Sincere Condolances are extended to you all. God Bless.

Condolences to the family and friends of Mr Crewe…I have very fond memories of what a wonderful and kind person and teacher he was…RIP

Joyce and Family:
So sorry to hear of Mr. Crewe’s passing. A wonderful teacher for both of us. A very kind and gentle man. Always a smile for everyone. Very well respected. We’ll remember him fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dear Joyce and family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Alex’s passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Blessings to you all, Merv and Barbara Rideout

Joyce and Brenda,
Sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you both at this time.

Joan Butler

So sorry to hear about Mr. Crewe’s passing.l had the pleasure of having him as a high school teacher and let’s just say he was “a giant gentle soul”.Condolences to his family at this most difficult time.

Mrs Crew, Brenda, Tiffany ,
I am saddened to hear of your loss. I, like so many others, was one of his lucky students. He taught more than math, he taught kindness and patience by example in his gentle manner and quiet humor. He touched hundreds of young lives, including mine. .

I also saw his love of his family through our teen years friendship Brenda, and later his in his devotion to Tiffany. Your Grandfather beamed with pride when with you.! Let your countless happy memories make you smile.. Brenda, losing your Dad is hard but know he was blessed to have you and your loving care.

He will be remembered as a gentleman
In friendship, Loretta (Dawe) Brien

Joyce ,Brenda so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all

To the Crewe family,
My sincere condolences to you all. I was another fortunate student at Queen Elizabeth (80s) who had Mr. Crewe as a teacher. He was so kind and friendly. He would always say hello and entertain a small conversation if you saw him at the supermarket! He will be missed.

Joyce, Brenda and family, so sorry to hear of Alex’ passing. I am heartbroken for you all. Deepest condolences. He was a good, kind, caring man, as you and those who knew him can attest. He was an awesome teacher – daytime, and an excellent adult education coordinator/ teacher in the evenings. The 14 years teaching evenings with him, as well as visits to your home, allowed me a special insight into the wonderful person he was. Your family and the world has lost a special soul. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. Reunited with Roger. I will visit when I return from Ontario.. God Bless you all. Love, Donna Corbett

So sorry to hear about Mr crews he was the best teacher I had going to high school he actually wanted to make you learn . He was one of a kind . To his family my prayers and thoughts are with you

So sorry to the Crew family for your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Crew teaching me and catching me passing notes in class. He would laugh and he never gave me detention. He had a great sense of humour and was one of my very favourite teachers. God speed Mr Crew.

To the family and close friends of Mr. Crewe.
I had the pleasure of being one of his students in the 1970’s , and even after that if i saw him out to a store i would always say hello to him and he would say hello to me…….god bless, you will always be remembered as a wonderful teacher and a kind person,,,may you rest in peace

Mr Crewe, Was a very excellent teacher, A fine gentlemen . A pleasant man, friendly, just an all around good guy. He will be missed.
Heather (Dawe)George

To the family and close friends of Mr. Crewe:

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Mr. Crews was one of my special teachers, always wore a smile and such a soft spoken voice. He did indeed have lots of patience with his students. May he Rest In Peace. God bless!

So sorry to hear of Mr Crewe’s passing. Enjoyed his classes in high school and serving with at all Saint’s. Very fond memories!

Brenda
So sorry to here about the passing of your Dad. Such a sweet kind person. Hold onto your memories at this very difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mrs.Crewe,Brenda and family David and I are very sad to hear that Mr.Crewe had passed away today.Mr Crewe taught me in grade nine he was my best teacher in all my days of going to school , he always had so much respect for his students .David never had him for a teacher but had so much respect for him as a wonderful friend.We will keep you in our prayers and God Bless you all.

So sorry for your loss . Alex was a wonderful teacher and had a lot of respect from his students.

To Mr. Crewe’s Family: He was surely one of a kind, and without a doubt one of the most loved teachers at Queen Elizabeth. I remember him well from back in the day as a kind, considerate man who earned respect the easy way: by being a nice guy. He will surely be missed. My prayers and thoughts go to all his family at this difficult time.!! May he rest in peace!!

My deepest condolences to those left to mourn. Mr. Crewe taught me math in grade ten and he was simply awesome. Always in a good mood, always made the material manageable, and I’m sure if anyone tested his patience it was me. Bless his heart. Vaya con Dios Sir.

Great memories of a great teacher. The ‘’70’s were good years at the original Queen Elizabeth Regional High.
Jerry Porter, Halifax

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing he was a great man , he also taught me at Queen Elizabeth, please accept our prayers and condolences, Ruth Reg Nancy Kelly & Jane Taylor

My condolences to Joyce and family . I am so saddened by Alex passing . I taught with Alex at Queen Elizabeth for many years .He was a real gentleman and was so well liked by students and colleagues. May he Rest in Peace.

My heart goes out to Joyce and family. I will never forget the smiles and kindness that Mr. Alex Crewe always displayed through his teaching and his presence at Queen Elizabeth High School. He is one of my favourite teachers that I had the privilege of knowing. May you Rest In Peace, Alex. My thoughts and condolences to Joyce and family and friends of such a sweet, caring and kind individual.

My condolences to Alex ‘ family.
Alex was a colleague of mine at QEHS.
He was a true gentleman and a kind and caring man.
He was a great help to me when I started teaching. I never forgot that.
I saw Alex in latter years when I would visit my Mom at St. Luke’s Home. He would be visiting his Aunt Annie Crewe. He always had a smile and a chat with me.
May Alex Rest In Peace. I will remember him always.
Shirley L. Squires

My sincere condolences to Mr. Crew’s family and friends. He taught me Math at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School and was such a kind, caring and respected teacher. I will always remember him. May he Rest In Peace

Joyce, Brenda and family. We are so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

I am saddened to read of Mr. Crewe’s passing. Of all the teachers that I had he was the most caring, compassionate, understanding, devoted teacher I have had. He always made learning fun and if you had any issues understanding he would always give you the extra time that you needed. Rest In Peace and fly high with the angels because there is a seat in Heaven for you. God Bless XOX

I had the privilege of being a student of Mr. Crewe almost 50 years ago. Since that time he always took a moment to say hello whenever our paths happened to crossed.
Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Crewe was a lovely, kindhearted teacher with a subtle sense of humour that he used artfully. He had a beautiful connection with his students. Condolences to his family. He will surely be missed.

So sorry for your loss . Mr Crewe taught me in high school . Rest In Peace

So very sorry to hear of Mr Crewe’s passing. He was a favourite teacher to many students. A very sweet man. Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time.

This is sad news and I am so sorry for your loss. I too was taught by Mr. Crewe and will also attest to his kindness and gentle nature. Mr. Crewe always made you feel like you were special and could make you laugh at the simplest thing.s. I just wanted to do better all because of being taught by him. He could inspire and motivate. Thank you Mr. Crewe for that gift. Rest In Peace.

Mr. Crew taught me at Q.E.R.H.S he was a great Teacher and a great Man I talked to him at Church all the time, condolences to the Family Rest in peace my Friend

So sorry to hear of Mr Crowe’s passing. He was a great teacher who made a positive difference to the lives of many. May he Rest In Peace.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Crewe. As a former student of QERH, I welcomed his sacrifice to my higher learning. I held such a high regard for this wonderful teacher. HUGS and wishing you PEACE!

Joyce, Brenda and family, sorry to hear the sad news today. Wishing I was able to give a big hug of comfort. Stay well and safe, take care. Elaine Porter

Joyce and family, we are heartbroken to hear of Alex passing. We only got to know him from our visits to the dialysis s unit but he was such a kind wonderful man. Please accept our condolences and prayers. Susan and Ralph Reid , Margaret Barrett

So sorry for your loss Joyce

Mr. Crewe taught me at QERHS many years ago. He was one of my favourite and most respected teachers. He had a very gentle and caring nature. I am saddened by the news of his passing and extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

I was so saddened to hear of Mr.Crewe’s passing, he was such a kind and caring teacher. I was not and never will be a math scholar but he was always so good to his students. I remember studying for our Gr 12 math public and he told us we could call him that evening if we needed to, of course we needed to. He told us in the kindest way possible to stop acting like hens on a hot rock and then proceeded to talk us through the math problem . He always had such a gentle way about him, like a big teddy bear. Rest In Peace Mr. Crewe you will be fondly missed😭❤️❤️❤️

Mr. Crewe taught both myself and my husband…such a kind man…our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time….Charmaine Janes and Steve Batten

You were a kind and inspiring man. Thank you for being that great teacher and will never be forgotten. Condolences to the family and I hope you see the love and respect from everyone that he touched.

Brenda and family, so sorry to hear of mr crewe’s passing . He was a wonderful math teacher and even after high school it was nice to see him at supermarket. God bless

So sorry to hear of Mr. Crews passing. He was an amazing teacher. He always called me his little Joy Joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult and sad time. Hugs

Brenda,
So sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have so many memories of him from school days. We all have memories of that special teacher who touched our lives and he was that teacher for me. He was always so nice & let me just say, he had infinite patience…and thank God he did. I will never forget him!
God bless you all xo
RIP Mr. Crewe
Roxanne

My condolence to his family. He was a great teacher. I loved his classes at QE.

Sorry for your loss, I had Mr.Crew as a math teacher, best math teacher I ever had. Beautiful person. Hugs

Mr. Crewe taught me in high school over 30yrs ago. Loved his class. He was a great teacher and lovely man. So sorry to hear of his passing and please know my thoughts and prayers are extended to all his family.
Thank you for teaching us Mr. Crewe.

Sorry to hear of Mr Crewe’s passing. He was my Grade 10 math teacher. He was a great teacher. What ever his style was, he only had to show us once how to do it.; others would take several tries.
He was kind, caring and compassionate.
He was one of my better teachers in school. the better the teacher, the better you remember them. i remember him well.

he was well thought of. although you cannot receive people at this time, you are in my thoughts and prayers

So sad to hear this news, I just mentioned his name a couple days ago to another QE student (Class of ‘87). He was the best math teacher, and very patient with the ‘chatty’ ones in the back of the class. My sincere condolences to his family.

Mr Crewe taught me in high school. He was kind and patient even when some of us must have pushed him to the brink!
He always had a soft smile in his eyes. My deepest condolences to his family.

Farewell to a former colleague and a great example of a good teacher.

My husband and I were both students of Mr. Crewe at QE. He was a great teacher and very well respected by his students. Our sincere condolences to his family.

Brenda, my deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. Sending you love and prayers ❤️

Deepest sympathy to Alex’s family.
Sincerely,
Connie (Barnes) Winter

Joyce,Brenda,Tiffany and family.
We were very saddened to hear of Alex’s passing.
Our deepest condolences to the family.