COSENS, Alexander Porte

Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Friday, July 10th, 2020.  Alex, in his 94th year, was beloved husband, for 68 years, of June Cosens of Oshawa.  Loving father of Eric and wife Lorrie of Napanee; and Carol and Mark, both of Oshawa.  Dear grandfather of Ron Cosens (wife Kristen), Jennifer (husband Kevin McCauley), Scott, Colleen, Katie Gallant (fiancé Mitch Reid), Luke Gallant (girlfriend Hayley) and Tim Gallant (girlfriend Shania).  Great-grandfather of Gaelan, Doyle and Malcolm.  Fondly remembered by sister Jean Troop and sister-in-law Dianne Moores (husband Eric) and welcomed home by the late Ruth Cosens.  He was a longstanding member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.  A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) with interment to follow.  Due to the pandemic, the use of a mask/facial covering is mandatory and attendance is by invitation.  A Celebration of Life service will be held for friends and extended family at a later date. Donations in memory of Alex to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Lung Association, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Jul 16, 2020

    Rob Frendo-Cumbo
    Carol and families, so sorry about your father. God bless all of you at this most difficult time.  Love Marjorie and Rob.
  • Jul 16, 2020

    Alex Cosens
    I am thinking about you with understanding.  So sorry I can't be there.  I'll be in touch soon.  Muriel & family.
    Please be assured of our love and prayers.  Tim & Joy Mackenzie
  • Jul 18, 2020

    Steven Ladwig
    Amanda & I pass on our sincere condolence to you and your family. Alex was a true joy to chat and sing with in the choir. His amazing easy going personality and great sense of humour will be dearly missed. His quick wit and love of his family will forever resonate in our hearts and minds. We know the love Alex had for you will remain forever. 
    Steve and Amanda

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