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MITCHELL, John “Wesley”

Posted By Obits On October 8, 2014 @ 3:11 PM In Obituary | 6 Comments

November 28, 1932 – October 7, 2014

Wes Mitchell was born in Wainwright, AB on November 28, 1932 and passed away on October 7, 2014 surrounded by family in Calgary, AB.

Wes was the older brother of Edgar (Carol) Mitchell born to Myrle and Lorne Mitchell. He married Eva Glaim in 1958 they had a wonderful 56 years together filled with love and children. He is survived by his children Donna (Kevin) Walker, Dave Mitchell (Brett Taylor), Patricia Mitchell, Brent (Katherine) Mitchell, grandchildren Brittany Walker, Kirsten Mitchell, Connor Mitchell and Keanna Mitchell, Jennifer (Colin) Stewart, great grandchild Callum Stewart, Adam Taylor, Jace (Roxy) Taylor, neice Daphne Mitchell, nephews Scott Mitchell and David Klym (Tracy Scarlato). Wes was very involved in the Sea Cadet movement from 1954 to 1993 holding the titles of Officer, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of RCSCC Cayuga. Eva and Wes lived in Wainwright until 1995 and then moved to Calgary where they retired closer to family. Wes had many interests, however his greatest joy in life was being surrounded by friends and family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be held at Ogden United Church (7401 – 23rd Street S.E.) on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of John Wesley 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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Condolence from Gordon James Blize on October 8th, 2014 8:14 PM

Wes was my Officer in Sea Cadets, and a man I looked up to in my life. He will be missed by many as he influenced a lot of young people by his leadership and life qualities that he passed on to his Cadet Corp, RCSSC Cayuga. My condolences to Eva, Donna, David , Patty and Brent

Condolence from Ann Rice on October 9th, 2014 7:26 AM

Wes was a wonderful neighbour. Always friendly and always happy to have a chat on the bench in the front yard. He loved our dog Trixie and was always kind and gentle with her. It was a mutual friendship as she loved going over to see him and sit with him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Our Condolences, The Rice Family

Condolence from Eleanor and Bob Butler on October 9th, 2014 7:07 PM

Eva and family
So sorry to hear of Wes’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Keith and Doris Walker on October 10th, 2014 8:18 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Wes’ immediate and extended families. Wes always had a smile and an easy laugh that made us feel at home. He was one of those people who really did have a “twinkle” in his eye. We think it’s because of his wonder family and their love. He will be missed.

With Love, Keith, Doris, Kyle and Steven Walker.

Condolence from heather walker on November 3rd, 2014 12:10 PM

All my condolences to the Mitchell family. In retirement you kept Ogden United Churches’ gardens and lawns Spit Spot. Your ‘flower power’ will be remembered, Wes and Eva.

Condolence from Vernon and Dianne Sloman on December 5th, 2014 1:43 PM

We just heard about Wes’s passing. We are so sorry. We remember a gentle, beautiful man.

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