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41 comments on “Alexander Peebles”

  1. Dear Cath and family,
    My heart was heavy when I learned of the passing of Dear Mr Peebles.
    A great man who I will fondly remember.
    Sending love to you all.

    Stephanie Koeleman
    Former student at CNPS.

  2. Dear Cath and family,

    Sending my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Alex was a wonderful man who approached everything in life with intelligence, care, compassion and humour. I feel very blessed to have had the pleasure of working with him at Coburg North and very much appreciated his support. Rest in peace Alex.

  3. To Cath, David, Cameron and Shauna, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Alex.
    My memories of Alex (and the Peebles family) are extremely special.
    From him teaching me at Pascoe Vale Primary School to being instrumental in me obtaining employment at Albion Primary School and being my first Principal, my memories will always be the same of a lovely gentle man.
    I am sure your memories of him as a husband, father and grandfather will keep him alive in your hearts

  4. Dear Cath and Family,

    On behalf of Coburg North Primary School community, I send our deep condolences after Alex’s passing.

    Alex dedicated many years to the Coburg North and its broader community. His hard work and leadership continues to have a positive impact on the colleagues he worked with and the educational outcomes he provided students under his guidance in our community.

    Monika Gruss
    Coburg North Primary School

  5. Dear Cath David Cameron Shaunaand families so very sorry for the loss of Alex he was a genuine hounorable decent man. we will never forget his welcoming smile his cheery personality and the advice give to us often, we considered Alex a friend and confidant I will never forget the first time I wondered in to school council at CNPS and ended up president I was absolutely lost but a nod and a smile from Alex helped me on my way . Thanks Alex from all of us Peter Linda Ben Jason Adam Weber and families . God bless you all .

  6. Dear Cath, David, Shauna and Cameron and families, our deepest sympathy for the loss of Alex. He was a delightful, intelligent and intuitive man. Loved working with him on projects at CNPS-he always brought a sense of humour to some ridiculous situations. Peter and myself were blessed to be part of his inner parent circle. Our children were all students under Alexs’ leadership and still remember him fondly. Building forts in the bush during school camp, leading them through an adventure walk along the beach at Blairgowrie and just saying hello every morning as they arrived for school. Thank you Alex.He loved his children and grandchildren immensely-very proud and loving Grandpa. Even though he was always joking and giving Cath cheek it was very evident he loved her to Mars. I’m glad he didn’t retire, retire but continued studying and working as a Social Worker. He needed to be giving to the community as he did throughout his professional and private life.
    Blessings to you all.
    Alex will be remembered for his cheeky smile, wicked sense of humour and daggy dress sense.
    Our love the Carpenters, ( Peter, Susan, Ally + baby Jacob, Josh, Jacob)

  7. Dick and Rosie Shelley say:

    From the UK we have just watched the wonderful tributes to an amazing man. He always gave us a great welcome and delighted in driving us to see his favorite haunts when we came to visit. A life dedicated to serving others, he will be sadly missed by us all, especially Cath.
    May he rest in peace.

  8. Dear Cath, David, Cameron and Shauna and Families,
    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Alex. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Alex will always be fondly remembered for his care, kindness and respect for all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a dearly loved Principal of Coburg North Primary School over many years.
    So dearly loved, he will be so sadly missed.
    Vale dear Alex.
    Marianne and Maree Roberts

  9. Dear Cath and family, A lovely service and tribute to Alex. I had the highest regard for him. His caring, kindness and friendliness really showed. Thinking of you all.
    Tony Keys

  10. Farewell to a wonderful person and supportive Principal colleague. We always enjoyed his company. Alex will be remembered fondly.

  11. A beautiful service for your dear father Shauna. I am sorry that I was unable to be present in body today, but please know that I was with you today in spirit to honour the beautiful life of Alex. Sending you and your family love, warmth and peace Xo

  12. Dear Cath and family,
    May you gain strength and comfort from each other. Thank you for the opportunity to view today’s service. It revealed to us all, the full and beautiful life of Alex. I feel blessed to have known him.
    Lyn Evans
    (Coburg North Primary School)

  13. Our prayers and love to Cath and the Peebles clan on this sad occasion.
    May our Lord be really close to each of you particularly on this day as you think, weep and remember Al..

    God Bless

  14. To Shauna, Cath & Family,

    We were very saddened to hear of Alex’s passing. It was a beautiful service and send off. We hope it helps bring you comfort at this difficult time. We are thinking of you and send our condolences.

    The Le Sueur Family xx

  15. As everyone has said a great man a lovely service and had the utmost pleasure of working with Alex on School Council at Coburg North, i will cherish those memories forever and from all of our family and extended family who went to the school wish Cath all the very best, Peter, Wendy, Scott, Amanda and Adam Thorpe

  16. A beautiful service for a great man. I was privileged to serve as a teacher under Alex’s Principalship at Coburg North PS. Rest In Peace. Anton Mahony

  17. Dear Cath and family,
    So sorry we weren’t able to be with you in person today. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sadness.
    What wonderful memories you have of the many happy experiences you enjoyed with Alex.
    Love to all, from Janet and Murray.

  18. Dear Cath and family,
    A beautiful service and worthy tribute to your dear Alex. What articulate children and grandchildren who could express so well what Alex meant to them. They have benefited from the person that Alex was.
    Cath, I admire your strength in coping with Alex as a dementia patient, without the mind that you knew. You have been his good and faithful friend always.
    The flowers were so beautiful, on the coffin and the ones in the church given by the parish also.
    Aim to care for yourself now.
    Love Diane x

  19. Dear Cath, David, Cameron, Shauna, Samantha and Family
    What a beautiful service, Alex would have been
    so proud of you all, and thankful for the beautiful
    life you shared.

  20. A very beautiful and moving service.
    Our heartfelt sympathies to the family, especially to Cath Peebles.
    Both you and Alex had a profound impact on my children, (especially Melanie ), and we thank you immensely.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Robert, Denise, Rebecca and Melanie Petz

  21. Dear Cath, David, Cameron, Shauna and families,
    I feel privileged to have joined you today to celebrate Alex’s life and to farewell an admirable man who was a great friend to Barry, myself and Kirsty, Ross and Paul. We especially remember wonderful times with you all at Blairgowrie.
    With love,

  22. Alex was a nice man who was always caring, compassionate, and supportive to all who met him. Deepest sympathy to Cath, David, Cameron, Shawna and families. Rest in Peace Alex.

  23. Dear Cath and Family, our hearts go out to you in your grief. Alex was a wonderful, kind man and an inspirational role model for so many people in our community. We offer our condolences and thoughts to you in this difficult time. All our love Michelle and Jason Ziino, Patrick and Rosina

  24. A very moving ceremony that as very close friends of Alex and his family, we were able to share in his final farewell. Love to Cath and family

  25. A thoughtful and touching service, honouring the life of such wonderful man. God bless the Peebles family.

  26. A wonderful and fulfilling life eloquently outlined by you family.
    You will always be remembered fondly at our ex-Principal lunches.
    RIP, Alex.

  27. Beautiful and moving service with wonderful eulogies from everyone. Did not see a photo where Alex wasn’t smiling, and that’s how I shall remember him.
    Love and sympathies to you all
    Sue xxx

  28. Hi David,

    I just wanted to send my condolences to you, Cath and the family on Alex’s passing.

    I had the great fortune to work at Coburg North PS as Alex’s AP for 6 years.

    They were 6 fantastic years.

    I learnt a lot from Alex – he was considered, even tempered, great with people and always prepared.

    Alex was a cool operator and rarely ruffled. His understated style made people feel comfortable and they trusted him – he knew his stuff.

    He was indeed a great role model and will be greatly missed.

    Best wishes,

    Paul Kenna
    Belle Vue Park PS

  29. Sending love and prayers to Aunty Cath, Shauna, Cameron and David and families.

    Uncle Alex will be missed greatly.

  30. Best wishes to you Cath and your family.
    With fond memories of Alex and yourself from Coburg North Primary.

  31. Very sad to hear of Alex’s passing. A great colleague and principal over many years.

    Peter Adams

    (ex Principal, Pascoe Vale North PS_

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