. Vale Alex Njoo

Vale: Alex Njoo - Virtual Funeral notice.

The service will be held at 3pm on Tuesday 25th of August.


Dear friends and family,

Our dear Alex passed away peacefully just before 7pm on 19 August 2020.

There was no-one like Alex. He was a renaissance man - architect, painter, writer, poet, film buff and lifelong agitator for causes that mattered. He never accepted the status quo and always questioned ridiculous rules. He was passionate about fighting racism and he loved to keep up with world affairs. He was a husband to Linda, father to Jessica, Celeste and Simon and grandfather to his two grandchildren Tilda and Lilas-Mae. Along with Alex’s children’s partners, Alison, Charlie and Oli, we are all deeply saddened by his parting. We hope we can carry the torch as brightly and with the same determination as Alex.

We wish we could have everyone at the service so that we would be able to share memories of this unique man together. Unfortunately, in the Stage 4 lockdown we are unable to do so. Therefore, we invite you to join us via live streaming so that we can support each other and pay our respects to our dear Alex.

The service will be held at 3pm on Tuesday 25th of August.

The service will be streamed from the West Beach Bathers Pavilion, which is next to the dog beach on Beaconsfield Parade and we will have a small group of family and friends who will share their memories with us all.

Alex had often said that he would like to be a guest at his own funeral because it would be a celebration rather than a sad occasion. He wouldn’t want us to wear black (unless it was in fashion). He was a colourful man who loved wearing batik shirts as a nod to his cultural heritage but could carry off a stylish shirt and beret as well. How many of us could do that with the flare that Alex could?

Known as Alex, Al, Mon (short for mon darling), Pa, Dad and Opa, he was many things to many people. For him, I hope that we are able to honour his wish and dress with colour and flair for the day. The family are so pleased that his service will be held in his home suburb of St Kilda which he loved so much and next to the beach where we walked so many times with family, friends and our dogs over the last 40+ years.

Thank you everyone for the beautiful flowers & food packages you have already sent. For anyone else who would like to show their love, we know that Alex would have liked you to support The Cancer Council of Victoria.

Please find below the link for the live-streaming for Alex’s funeral service:

The service will be held at 3pm on Tuesday 25th of August.


Thank you all for your well wishes.


On behalf of the Njoo clan.