At every SickKids event Alex was the person I always gravitated to for entertaining conversation and endless cheerfulness
Alex was the NMR expert among the faculty at McMaster when I joined the Department in 1989 as an Assistant Professor, fresh from a Postdoc in the areas of NMR and Polymers. He asked the most poignant questions during my interview, always in a very collegial way, and this helped make me want to join the Department. Alex was always generous with his time and advice to junior faculty, and students, and we have lost a good friend and colleague in him.
Deepest condolences from Etsuko, Kentaro, Aiko and Brent.
I'm so sorry to hear the news of the loss of Alex and have made a donation to SickKids in his memory. I wish I could attend the funeral but will be out of the country.
With regrets and sadness, James
He was a wonderful, kind, patient, admirable man - beloved by many who will miss him.