April 24, 1924 – May 30, 2011
John passed away peacefully at Sarcee Hospice on Monday, May 30, 2011 at the age of 87.
John is survived by his wife of 60 years, June; his children: Barbara, Robin (Judy), and James (Wendy); grandchildren: Zoe, Maya, Blake and Victoria. In addition John is survived by his sister Mary.
John served in the Navy during WWII on HMCS Arnprior. After the war, he attended UBC, graduating BEng. and worked for the Dominion Bridge Company in Calgary as a PEng. from 1951 until retirement. John was also a life long member of APEGGA.
John loved the mountains and spent hours hiking and skiing with the Skrastins Outdoor Club. In later years he was passionate about his tufa rock gardens and woodworking around the home. Poetic, artistic, athletic and intelligent to the end, John will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Calgary Public Library or a charity of your choice.
In living memory of John Mitchell, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences