Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 surrounded by his family in his 88th year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Shirley. Proud father of Cathy Hussey (Stephen), Robert, Beth Laking (David), Colin (Silke), and Chris (Jin). Loved and respected by his grandchildren Caitlin, Jennifer, Ian, Alex, Reid, Hilary, Spencer, Fin, Nolan, and Jordan. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Susan and his siblings Walter Jr., Kathleen, Verna, Ellen, Margret, Jack and Mary. Remembered by his brother- in-law Ed Houston and many nieces and nephews.
Mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie from 1964 to 1968 after serving as an Alderman. Practiced law from 1955 to 2000, and from 1971 to 2006 was Area Director for Legal Aid. Served on the Boards at Sault College, Algoma University College, Algoma Public Health and the St. Mary’s River Bridge Company to name a few. Alec loved playing tennis, skiing, gardening and spending time at his cottage.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1 until 4 pm, and on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2 until 3 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, followed by funeral service at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to ARCH, United Way, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com