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MITCHELL, Frederick McKinnon

August 20, 1930 – Loon Lake, SK
July 20, 2014 – Calgary, AB

After ten and a half years, Fred lost his hard fought battle with blood cancer, leaving behind his wife Jean of fifty-seven years. He is also survived by his son David A. Mitchell, daughter Denise Mitchell and her children Rebecca Steinke, Joel Mitchell (Raluca), Julie Steinke and the Mitchell and Ryland families.

Following graduation in Geology from U of S he worked for Iron One Company of Canada in Labrador, then in Fort St. John and Calgary for Pacific Petroleum and Petro Canada. During his retirement years he was an outdoorsman, a craftsman, traveller, gardener, reader and consummate handy man.

Our thanks for to Dr. Blahey and the nurses in Medical Day Care and Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Apheresis Clinic at Foothills Medical Centre, staff of Unit 93 and 94 at Rockyview General Hospital and Southwood Hospice.

He was a gentle man, forever young. We will miss him. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Fred Mitchell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. To Jean and family,

    My condolences to all of you! Fred was a such a gentle soul, and I will miss the twinkle in his eye, and your visits. Wished things had turned out differently at this last one. Words cannot express my sorrow for everyone today. I would like to share this verse with you that I found many years ago. I hope it will bring you some comfort.


    I give you this one thought to keep —
    I am with you still — I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone —
    I am with you still — in each new dawn.

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  2. chris manion :

    Jean and family,
    My sincerest condolences to you. My thoughts are with you. As my first boss in the oil patch, Fred held a special place in my heart. He had that soft voice that made you have to lean in to hear him, and if you did, you were not disappointed as he would impart words of wisdom on the geology of NE BC or how the oil patch REALLY worked or more than likely he would have some witty remark or funny story and then he would chuckle! Oh that soft chuckle… I can hear it now and it makes me smile. Fred we will miss you…I will miss you.

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