John Mitchell
1945 - 2021
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1945 - 2021

John Mitchell passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jane Mitchell for 46 years. Loved by daughters Gwyneth Mitchell (Charlie) and Bronwyn Lewis (Mark). Beloved Pa of Robert Lewis and Mary Lewis. Predeceased by his mother, Martha Muriel Mitchell and father, William John Mitchell. John was born in Cardiff, Wales, UK and immigrated to Canada at the age of 7. He grew up in St. Catharines and graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Science. John enjoyed several summers as a park naturalist who catalogued many fossils and plants. He obtained a Bachelor of Education. John worked in the library at Wilfrid Laurier University for over 30 years and was a friendly face at the front desk. John was a tremendous support to his wife, Jane Mitchell, when she pursued her career as a municipal politician. Not only was he the bedrock of her campaigns, but he was also her unofficial executive assistant, well remembered by many constituents and regional staff for their conversations. John enjoyed his hobbies of photography, snorkeling and genealogy. He managed to find over 6000 ancestors and relatives. Most of all, John loved his dogs, Knave 1, Knave 2 and Amber. He enjoyed walking them around the neighbourhood and chatting with the neighbours. He is sorely missed in Lakeshore. Funeral service will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church, Waterloo on June 2, 2021 at 2 pm with internment after at Memory Gardens, Breslau. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Memory Gardens Funeral Home 2723 Victoria St. N. Breslau 519 904 0400. Due to COVID restrictions, only close family will attend the service. The service will be live streamed with a recording available on the website for those unable to attend. A celebration of John's life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Southwestern Ontario Sheltie Rescue or Epilepsy Ontario.

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Published in Waterloo Region Record on May 29, 2021.
Funeral service
02:00 PM
All Saints' Anglican Church
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May 30, 2021
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