Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Saturday October 28, 2017. Alex was a retired car salesman with Keith Brown Chrysler for many years. He is sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn (nee Lloyd) and his daughter Debra Lynn (Ken Woodbeck) of Peterborough. Loving grandfather of Adam Reynolds (Kristen) and great grandfather of Braiden Reynolds. Dear brother of Jean Hinze (the late Walter), Barbara Johnston, brother Arnold Preston (Jane), brother-in-law of Neil (Judy), Ruth (Yvonne), Bob (Kelly), Catherine (Jamie) and Susan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Alex will also be missed by his dog, his pumpkin “Rosie”. Predeceased by his parents John & Marion Preston, son Wayne (1990), brother Ralph Preston (Freda) and sister Betty Preston. A memorial service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Visitation will be held prior to the service, commencing at 1:30 PM. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.