Axent, Alexander

Published: 
Monday, March 5, 2001

Mr. Alexander (Alex) Axent, age 72 years, of Ravenwood Avenue, passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 3, 2001. Born and educated in Port Arthur, Alex was a long time employee of Thompson Newspapers; and, as a young man, he began employment with the News-Chronicle. He continued his career with the local newspaper in Brampton for the next twenty-five years, retiring in 1990, and then returned to Thunder Bay. Alex was an ardent fisherman, gardener; and especially enjoyed berry picking, and going to the casinos. He was always willing to help others, and Alex was recently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Thunder Bay District Housing Authority for his outstanding contribution as a volunteer. Alex is survived by his daughter Karin (John) Saipovski of Hamilton (presently here); two grandsons Jonathon and Justin Axent-Saipovski; one sister Betty (Bill) Berklund of Thunder Bay. Also surviving is Evelyn Russo, his very special friend and companion; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Alex was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Dora; four sisters: Stella Axent, Mary Nada, Elsie Chapman, Pauline Siles; three brothers: William, John and Arthur. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Ivany. Interment will take place in the Family Plot at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Alex's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to their charity of choice.

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