Elmer Alec Death, Obituary – On July 6, 1964, Alec enlisted in the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as a Cadet. At the time of his enlistment, he was assigned to the Welland Detachment. On October 28, 1966, the day after he became 21 years old and became eligible for the post of Provincial Constable, Alec handed in his application to become a member of the Provincial Constables.
Following his transfer to Welland, Alec would ultimately end up settling down in that city and making it his permanent home for the coming 31.5 years. After the Welland Detachment was disbanded in September of 1994, Alec was sent to the Niagara Detachment and given new responsibilities there.
Senior Constable Alec Balogh resigned from his post with the Ontario Provincial Police on December 30, 1995. His last day was December 30. Over the course of several summers, he had served at the Grand Bend Summer Detachment as part of his military obligation. After retiring, Alec joined the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans’ Association, Chapter 4 Niagara, and from 2008 to 2014, he was the chapter’s chairperson. During that time, he also served as the chapter’s vice chair. As of recently, Alec has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the organization. In addition to that, one could always find Alec there when the OPPVA held their annual general meeting.
At the time of his dying, Alec had reached the age of 77 years old and had been retired for close to 27 years at the time of his passing away. He might look back on a life well-lived.
Because Alec’s wife Norma passed away in 2010, he became a widower as a direct result of her passing. His only living relatives are his close friend Angela Reibel, his son Frank and his wife Christine, and his grandkids Dillon and Murray, both of whom predeceased him. His other grandchildren Dillon and Murray both passed away before him (2022).