Passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Thursday, March 24, 2016 with family by his side at the age of 69.

Devoted husband and best friend of Royanne for 42 years. Proud father of Carly (Wyland) and Kevin. Adoring grandpa of Markus Love, Megan and Emma Mitchell. Beloved brother of Shirley Bassett, Tom (Inga), Rob (Joanne), Patti Biron, the late Mike and the late Terry Mitchell. Predeceased by his parents Marcus and Gladys Mitchell. Brother-in-law of Joan Buconjic (Nick) and Peggy Lortie (late Gerry). Respected son-in-law of Dorothy Hannah (late Lloyd). Alex will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Alex was an avid sports enthusiast and advocate through his work at the Sault Star. He was also a committee member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Friends are invited to the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral service to be held at St. Luke’s Cathedral on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10 am. The Very Rev. James McShane officiating. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation Fund For Better Care, Sault Area Hospital Cancer Care Fund or the St. Luke’s Cathedral.

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