Eric “Sparky” Alexander

ALEXANDER, Eric “Sparky” …
It is with great sadness that the family of Eric “Sparky” Alexander announce his passing on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Betty (Ingram) for 64 years. Loving father of Eric Jr. and Ross (Debbie). Eric will be lovingly remembered by 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by brother John.

Eric was a long-time employee with the LCBO. Among his many enjoyments were singing barbershop, playing musical instruments, and spending time at Harmony Woods with friends and family.

In keeping with Eric’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11 am at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 213 Edward Street (at the corner of Emery), London. For those wishing to honour his legacy, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London ON N6B1S4 or the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. We are so sorry to hear the news of Sparky’s passing. He was such a nice neighbour and friend at The Woods. He was a very talented and special person.
    Sending our sympathy and keeping Betty and the family in our thoughts.

  2. We are truly sorry to hear of Eric know as Sparky passing. Our thoughts and prayers to Betty and family. Sparky and Betty welcome us as their new neighbours in harmony woods. Always love to hear Sparky sing, always a hello how are things going. We will miss you Sparky , you will be always in our hearts.

  3. Our deepest condolences Betty and family. We have many memories of Sparky, as kids and now as adults. Whether it be playing ukulele, horseshoes or banjo, or singing The Harmony Woods song. Sparky could do it all. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

    Nancy, Janice, Scott, Christine and family

  4. Dear Betty : l am very sorry to hear about the loss of the love of your life, Sparky. After Sixty years of caring companionship life will feel very empty at times. When it does just remember that your Sparky is beside you , now only invisable. Sparky had the most amazing beautiful bass voice. Sincerely, Pat O’Connor

  5. Dear Betty and family, very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. He’ll be with his buddy Bruce and many others before him, singing 🎶 in the Heavens❤️

  6. Deepest sympathies to Betty and your family. We only just met You and Sparky this past summer but know what a great asset he was at Harmony Woods..Dave and Marjorie Braid.

  7. Dear Betty,
    God gives every person their own unique song. It’s one that will play their entire life long. It’s a song filled with beauty and grace. It plays through until they see God face to face. What a beautiful way to celebrate. Them, through the song they lived, the song you’ll carry forever in your heart. In Sympathy and Prayer

  8. Betty and family,we are so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. He was a dear friend for many of years, and will be greatly missed. Eric will be up in heaven, with Jim and all the other great, founding members of Harmony Woods.

  9. Gramps I will always cherish my memories I have with you , going up as your only granddaughter I always felt special and loved. My favorite memory was coming to see you sing with your barbershop in a big theater, I was so proud to be your granddaughter and so proud to have you as my grandfather. Harmony woods was my favorite place to be growing up. I will miss you gramps I love you . Je’na xoxo

  10. Betty and family, so sorry to hear of Sparky’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the barber shop friends & enjoying Harmony woods. You both were such great neighbours to mom & dad there.
    He joins many friends now.
    Thinking of you all.

  11. I was so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Bernie and I spent so many good times with both of you. We’ll have many memories to always remember Sparky. I’d like to think that he and Bernie are sharing a pint or two again.
    Hugs. Carol

  12. I will always treasure being able to sing the Harmony Woods song beside Sparky at our Harmony Woods on August 13th. To hear that wonderful bass voice beside me was just pure joy.
    Joey’s favorite guitar is the Gibson he purchased from Sparky.
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  13. Betty, the Thames River Flats are playing their music in heaven. We all have such fond memories of the good times we had. We still have some memories to make together. The music and fun Gordon and Sparky shared will always be with us.

  14. Dear Betty and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Sparky’s passing. Thankfully we got to see him a few times the last year or so as we joined the park. We were happy and impressed that he could still get up and sing the Harmony Woods song.You were such great neighbours to Mom and Dad at the park and they had so much fun over the years. Sparky led a very full life and that is something to be thankful for. He willed be sadly missed by many, but he leaves us all with wonderful memories.

  15. A wonderful friend and quartet partner. Sparky provided us with so many funny and fond memories. I know Bernie and Sparky will be sharing a beer and singing a few songs. Every time I hear his name mentioned a smile always comes across my face. Rest well my friend. Sincere condolences Betty.

  16. I am sorry to read of Sparky’s passing. My condolences to you Betty and your family. May he rest in peace.

  17. I too will miss this man so much – he was the essence of “The Woods”. He always took time to be a support in our musical endeavours and our enjoyment of being a member of our special community.
    I remember my first time when I moved the trailer in, and couldn’t get the pilot light to work. He called in neighbours and spent a lot of time trying, and I assisted by serving the drinks. Yes, we and the pilot light all got lit! Wonderful start to a friendship.

  18. We are thinking about you Betty and your family at this sad time. You and Sparky were the first ones to welcome us to Harmony Woods over 30 years ago.
    We have always treasured your wonderful friendship and the fun we had together. We will cherish special memories of our Happy Hours with Sparky. Sending our love.

  19. If anyone had a jest for life, it was Sparky. I’m sure that that spark will last forever in your heart and in the hearts of all who knew him. Sincerest sympathy … and welcome to the BMW club (Barbershop Merry Widows)

  20. Aunt Betty and Family-So sorry to hear of Uncle Eric’s Passing, I believe the last time I seen you & him was at Neil& Lorraine’s 50 th Anniversary .again my condolence .Your Niece Lorraine (Ingram) Wager.

  21. Sparky, old friend, I am going to miss you. I, & Terry met you when we moved across the road 32 years ago, and have been friends ever since. Sharing a cool one with you was always such a pleasure. Your musical talent was extraordinaire, and your Harmony Woods song will live on forever in many hearts. The Happy Hour Gang was something we looked forward to every week, and will be a lasting treasure. Keep singing, and playing with the Thames River Flats. Memories can’t be erased. Rest in peace.

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