Dear Members and Friends,
On Friday, September 10, 2021 we lost one of our notable leaders in Montreal’s community and of the Jamaica Association of Montreal. Mr. Noel Alexander, OD, was a staunch and passionate representative in our City and community for over 50 years. He was the President of the Jamaica Association for a total of 34 years over two terms (1980 – 1987 & 1989 – 2016). In this role, he was instrumental in establishing the organization to what it is today. During the 1980s through to the 2000s, Mr. Alexander was a key figure that championed the fight against police brutality and injustices against community members. He established bonds Montreal police force and the Black community, specifically the Caribbean community which also exists today. He was an inspiration to many of us as well as a source of great knowledge and direction and as such the Jamaica Association has become synonymous with his name. Furthermore, he was affectionately known as “Prezy”.
Please join me in extending our deepest condolences to his wife Molly Young, his children and his entire family. We will keep them in our collective thoughts and prayers. Out of reverence for the family and their time of mourning at this incredibly difficult moment, I ask that their privacy be respected and that time is given for them to grieve, heal as well as to celebrate the life of their loved one, leader, father and husband.