Mitchell, John Herbert “Mitch”

Mitchell, John Herbert “Mitch”

April 21st, 2020

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family at home, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in his 77th year, with the assistance of Dr. Jim MacLean. John “Mitch” will be deeply missed by his daughter Diane, brother Bryan (Peter), sister-in-law Sharon and niece Jana Mitchell. John was predeceased by his wife Cathy (2013), and son David (2012). John grew up in Paisley, Ontario and spent 3 years in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals with the Canadian Armed Forces before beginning his career as a member of the founding computer team at London Life. During this time, John volunteered to introduce computers into the curriculum of the London elementary school system. After retirement, John and Cathy moved to Goderich and enjoyed many years contributing to the social life at Meneset Park. Returning to London, John and Cathy enjoyed leading bus tours throughout North America. In recent years, John loved volunteering at the LHSC - University Campus. His kindness and outstanding sense of humour will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank the oncology and palliative teams at LHSC, and specifically, Dr. Jim MacLean for his exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program or The Terry Fox Foundation.

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Carolynne TimkoDear Diane. I am so sorry that you have lost your Dad. John was such a wonderful man, he always made us laugh and we always enjoyed his visits. I remember the first time I met him. Your Mum brought him to meet us and sat at the kitchen table and said "I only came because I was told there was pie!" Every time he came after that, he would come in the front door (on Francis St) and even before he said hello, he would ask, "Is there any pie?" I have a wonderful picture of him and Grandpa somewhere taken on a particular NY Eve which is hilarious and when I find it I will send it to you. It shows that wonderful smile and twinkle in his eyes. I know you will miss him but keep his smile going. Love you sweetheart Aunt lynne
Todd and Joanne Rumball Your dad was a great man, loved and admired by friends and family. As soon as we’re able, we’ll get together and remember him. Love you.
Jackie ChateauvertSo sorry to hear about your Dad Diane. It is always so hard to say goodbye. Once we are able we will raise a glass to his memory. Love.
Jocelyn AinsworthDear Diane, so very sorry to hear your sad news. Your dad and mum were wonderful people. Much love. Jocelyn
Ted KreibichDiane please accept my wife Sherry and my Deepest Condolences at your dad, my old friend Mitch's passing. I was sent this notification by a number of friends and co-workers of your dads and immediately felt the loss of a good friend. It's been a while since Mitch and I talked (emailed) but just last week was thinking I need to get in touch and go out for that lunch we talked about. When I read this about your dads passing the first thing that came to mind was when we were all in Tijuana. You and your mum went shopping (looking for that leather jacket) while Mitch and I sat at Caesar's bar all the time you browsed the shops. Next came the memory of all the lunches Doug, Mitch and me gad at Mario's Pizza... ( 1 hour lunches turned into an afternoon - with Murr reminding us "that will cost you a 1/2 days vacation guys" ) He was so proud of you and David and loved you all)... Sincerely, Ted, Sherr and the Kreibich family.
Stewart and Olive DudggeonSincere Sympathy Diane.
Hugh and Katharine WattPleasant memories of this former Paisley guy abound! As well, we remember when John and Cathy lived in Meneset Park, Goderich at the same time as my parents resided in the park. Our sympathy to the Mitchell family! Hugh and Katharine Watt
Dave and Gail KennerleySorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Remember him fondly from London Life. We were all part of the 4th floor Computer Ops. Always a smile and willing to help.
Janet WilliamsDiane. I am so sorry for your loss. Although I never met your Dad I can see that you share the same smile and I'm sure the same wit and intelligence. May your memories bring you comfort. Janet Williams
Gayle & Bill MacKayOur heartfelt sympathy to John's family. We have some fond, and very fun filled, memories of John and Catherine.
Janice MartinsDiane, on behalf of myself and the condo board MSCC #707, we are very sorry for the passing of your dad. I didn't know him very well but, in the past when we walked past each other he always smiled hello. If you need anything or have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me. Janice Martins President MSCC #707
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