Pettit, James Alexander

James Alexander (Alex) Pettit

Peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at Marshall Gowland Manor on October 27, 2022 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Bernice Carol Pettit.  Alex grew up in Corunna and attended SCITS high school in Sarnia. He worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst for many years at Diamond Crystal Salt in St. Clair Michigan, and finished his career as a realtor with William Cox Realty in Sarnia. After retirement, Alex and Bernice spent time entertaining their grandchildren, enjoying their lakefront home in Bright’s Grove and daytripping in their crew cab truck that Alex loved. “After retirement” is a bit of a stretch because Alex never stopped looking for new business ideas: he was right that both Crocs and SkipTheDishes would succeed, but Fukkenwax and The Peddlin’ Grandpa never really took off. Alex would talk to anyone. He was a natural and funny storyteller and an eternal optimist ‐‐ he will be dearly missed.   Father of Steve (Helen) and Chris (Beckkie). Grandfather of Chelsee‐Marie (William) Burke, Kierstynn (Jon Martinez), Ashleigh (Journee Joseph) and Ted Godolphin Pettit. Brother of Claude (Anne), the late Suzanne (Mike) McKitterick, Derek (Janet) and Wendy (Norm) Vent. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home in Brigden on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6pm – 8pm.

Funeral Service
A funeral service will be held at Steadman Brothers on Thursday, November 3rd at 1:30pm.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Marshall Gowland Manor Tribute Program


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  1. Very saddened to learn of Alex”s passing. Have known Alex for many years and always had the utmost respect for him. He was a very fine man, and am sure he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family. My thoughts are with you during what has to be a difficult time for you

  2. I am thinking of you all. There will always be kind thoughts remembering your father, grandfather and brother. We enjoyed many happy times with Alex and Bernice beginning with my wedding with Carl and in our first days of retirement both in Bright’s Grove and Crystal Mountain. Never a dull moment and always a twinkle in his eye with fun and humor. We see you Alex.

  3. To The Families of Alex Pettit
    Dear Families:
    Sorry to read the loss of your dear father.
    We rode the same school bus enroute to SCITS and of course heard many stories from your dad. He will be missed by many. Prayers and blessings at this difficult time.
    Doris Braekevelt (Mentanski)

  4. My sincerest sympathies to Alex’s family. He was such a gentlemen when I dealt with him through a couple of real estate purchases. Very trustworthy and honest. Yes, quite a story teller! Rest in peace Alex..