Martin Alex Cottle

Martin Alex Cottle, age 60, peacefully passed away November 2, 2021, after a long struggle with cancer. He died at home in the arms of his wife. In fitting style, he went in the middle of a snowstorm.

Martin was born August 23, 1961, to R. Alex and Delores Cottle in Pickford, Michigan, where he attended Pickford Public Schools.  He went on to graduate from Lake Superior State College.

Martin married Alicia Holton on June 12, 1982, and they were devoted to each other. Martin and Alicia enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and volunteering, and spending time with their extended family whenever they could. Martin relished deer hunting each year and was very proud when he bagged a 10-point several years ago.

Besides being an avid snowmobiler who would “hit the trails” as often as possible, Martin was a busy volunteer. While holding several offices in the Sault Ste Marie Snowmobile Association, he served as the President for approximately 15 years. Martin also served as the Treasurer of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Council and the Treasurer of the state organization – the Michigan Snowmobile Association. Martin felt strongly about the future of snowmobiling and was a certified Snowmobile Safety Instructor who held well-attended classes for pre-teens for many years. Martin’s love and devotion to the sport of snowmobiling was evident by the many awards and accolades he received, including being named Michigan’s Snowmobiler of the Year in 2006. As he always said – “summer is just 3 months of bad sledding”.

Martin is survived by his wife, Alicia Cottle; siblings, Cheryl (Ed) Cate, Allen (Patricia) Cottle, Dana (Les) Beyer, and Lisa Crawford; sisters-in-law, Georgia (John) Mareska and Doreen (Barry) Chapman; special nephew and niece Michael (Deanna) Cottle and Jennifer (Justin) Peterman; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents, R. Alex and Delores Cottle and his brother-in-law, Jeff Crawford.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home from 11:00am to 1:00pm., followed immediately by the funeral.  Martin’s ashes will be buried in Cottle Cemetery in Pickford.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Hospice of EUP at 508 Ashmun St.  #120, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783 or the Sault Ste Marie Snowmobile Association at 1205 W 9th St., Sault Ste Marie, MI  49783.

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