John Alexander “Alex” Edmison

John Alexander “Alex” Edmison

Ontario, Canada
Death 1 Apr 1980 (aged 76)
Peterborough, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Peterborough, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 67631938 · View Source
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J. Alex Edmison was born in Cheltenham, Ontario and lived mostly in Toronto as a young boy. He was Boy Mayor of Toronto. He studied at Queen's University, Kingston, and did law at McGill University, Montreal. He was a skilled debater, historian, prison reformer and book collector. During WWII, he served in the Black Watch and was cited by General Eisenhower in dispatches. He was in one of the first party of liberators to visit Dachau. He worked tirelessly to help displaced persons. He served on the board of the Queen's University Theological College for forty years. Alex served on Canada's first National Parole Board 1959-1969. Queen's awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1974. One of Alex's passions was working on Edmison family history.

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  • Maintained by: Nancy Edmison Lefebure
  • Originally Created by: G Crandall
  • Added: 29 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67631938
  • Nancy Edmison Lefebure
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Alexander “Alex” Edmison (12 Nov 1903–1 Apr 1980), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67631938, citing Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Nancy Edmison Lefebure (contributor 47578834) .