June 12, 2023

Alex Sidorenko

Sidorenko, Alex. Died suddenly on June 12, 2023 at Lac Notre Dame, at age 79. Survived by his wife, Catherine (Bannan), daughter Alexandra (Mathieu Kuhn), beloved grandchildren: Jackson, Amélia, Mérrick and Blaise. Predeceased by his son Nicholas. Sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Alex excelled in sports as a youth and was well known as a coach and mentor in the Quebec and Canadian basketball community. He was inducted into the Tyler Hill Camp Hall of Fame and the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame. Alex enjoyed retirement at Lac Notre Dame and traveling abroad.

The funeral will take place on June 22, 2023 at Voluntas Commémoration Inc, 4695 St Jean Boul., Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Qc. Visitation at 1:00 p.m. followed by a commemoration at 4:00 p.m. and a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Nicholas Sidorenko Memorial Scholarship at John Abbott College.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas


Voluntas Commémoration

4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Thursday, June 22 2023 - 1pm


Voluntas Commémoration

4695 Boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7

Thursday, June 22 2023 - 4pm

18 responses

  1. Rick Yuen

    June 17, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    My deepest condolences on your loss. Alex gave a chance at vanier and I will never thank him enough.

    • Simon Boufers

      November 27, 2023 at 10:34 pm

      Yes , he was a Gentleman and me too even as a Manager in my field now i never forget and will not the way he was respectful and kind with me when i was a gusrd at Vanier
      Regards from Simon Boufers ( former securuty departement)

  2. Bernie Fine,

    June 17, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the Sidorenko family. Alex was a good man and I will miss him.

  3. Bob Gewirtz

    June 17, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Alex was the best. Shelly brought him to Tyler Hill and he fit right in with everyone. He loved people, he loved Basketball and it was just a joy to be around him. He was a “mensch” which is a good thing. RIP Alex. You will be missed greatly by everyone. Condolences to his family.

  4. Guy Quinn

    June 18, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    My condolences to the Sidorenko family

  5. Marion Hodge

    June 18, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss, especially in such a sudden, unexpected way. My condolences to you and your family.

  6. Dr Andrew Vallerand

    June 19, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Sincere condolences to the Sidorenko Family. Alex was a phenomenal Basketball Coach and a superb Leader who inspired all he touched to a higher level not only in Basketball but also in life. He will be missed. Andrew Vallerand, Calgary AB

  7. Bob Vallerand

    June 19, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Cathy, Alexandra and the whole Sidorenko family, Bouchra and I are so sorry for your loss. Alex was a coach, a mentor, and a friend who left a major imprint on our hearts and our lives. He will be sorely missed.

  8. Lillian Fournier

    June 19, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    An amazing man has left this world too soon. R.I.P. my sweet big brother Alex Sidorenko. His wisdom and advice guided me to be the person I am today. Love you forever Sasha- Little Sis. My deepest condolences the Cathy and the kids.

  9. Sylvie Boucher

    June 19, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    My sincere condolences Cathy and Alex. I am so sorry for your loss. Myself and many from your John Abbott family hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you and your family.

  10. Paul Sundick

    June 21, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Alex was part of Tyler Hill Camp’s golden years, as he was a legendary counselor and group leader for over 10 years, from the early 60’s into the 70s and is remembered fondly by a great many of his former campers and fellow counselors. Alex was my group leader when I was an 11 year old camper and it was one my most memorable summers back then. In those days at camp, Alex was also an archery instructor, with whom I enjoyed learning how to get an occasional bullseye! RIP Alex.

  11. Tracy Woodward

    June 21, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    My deepest condolences and wishes for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now.

  12. Huguette Drouin

    June 21, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    I offer my deep and sincere condolences to you Catherine and your family. I think of you. I share your sorrow. I will pray for you all.

  13. Barbara Choquette

    June 21, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    My deepest condolences. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  14. Milly Hunger

    June 21, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    My sincerest condolences. It was my pleasure to work with him for many years at Vanier College and Alex will be greatly missed.

  15. Estie Kleinfeld

    June 21, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Dear Cathy and family; my heartfelt condolences to you on the sudden and unexpected passing of your special man. Hopping that the memories of good time you all shared will help you ease the pain. Thinking of you, Estie

  16. Andy and Jan Bernath and family

    June 22, 2023 at 8:41 am

    I first met Alex in the mid sixties at Loyola College and also thereafter at Lac Notre Dame .
    We have shared many memorable times and many many happy times together along with Cathy and my wife Jan .
    Alex you will be truly missed dear friend .
    We both send you our prayers peace and love .
    Andy and Jan Bernath and family
    ( Lac Notre Dame )

  17. Simon Boufers

    November 27, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    I remember Alex Sidorenko when i was appointed as a security guard at Vanier college sports complex and i will never forget even now as a Manager in my field, how he was kind and respectful to me, he always came and chat a little with me before he leave his office to home
    Rest in peace Gentleman
    Simon Boufers


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