He served a chancellor at the University of Guelph. Alexander was chosen as the chancellor of the university in 1991 and served five consecutive terms. He awarded almost 20,000 graduates their respective degrees on numerous convocations. Alexander is survived behind by his wife, Marni Beal; his son, Keith; his daughter-in-law, Joyce; and his granddaughters, Erika and Marissa.
On this saddening occasion of Alexander’s death countless condolences were sent from numerous politicians on the social networking website, twitter. Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, wrote: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lincoln Alexander, a great Canadian and proud Conservative #onpoli #cdnpoli.” David C. Onley, OOnt mentioned that “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of the Hon. Lincoln Alexander, 24th Lieutenant Governor of #Ontario.”