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Saturday January 28, 2017


Passed away on January 22, 2017. Born in France, son of Prince G. Troubetzkoy and Princess L. Obolensky. With a childhood spent in the USA, he moved to Canada in 1953. A graduate of Concordia University and Bishop's University, he served eight years in the RCN (R) before becoming a teacher. His career in Canadian independent schools spanned 34 years. Twenty-two years were given over as Headmaster of Selwyn House School, Appleby College and the Toronto French School.

Retiring from education in 1993, Alexis spent 16 years in humanitarian work. The principle activity at the time was the distribution of emergency relief supplies in Russia and then as Church Liaison Officer in various parts of the globe.

A fellow of Russian-American Scholars, he is author of history. Among his published works are: Imperial Legend: the Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I; A brief history of the Crimean War; Arctic Obsession: the Lure of the Far North; The St. Petersburg Connection.

He is survived by his wife, Helene; daughter Anne Jankovich and husband Bela, son Andre and wife Ailbhe, and sister Elizabeth Saika-Voivod. Additionally, five grand children: Xenia, Kyra, Miklos, Shannon and Tara.

Kindly consider supporting the 'Troubetzkoy Award for Essay Writing'. Memorial donations in memory of Alexis may be made to Appleby College online at or by contacting Caitlin Ford at 905-845-4681 ext 131.
A memorial service will be held in Toronto, at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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