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MITCHELL, Reata Anne

January 23, 1926 – Grainger, Alberta
July 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Reata Anne Mitchell, beloved wife of the late Howard Verner Mitchell of Calgary, Alberta passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Reata was born in Grainger, AB and lived in and around Calgary for the rest of her life. She was very young at heart and stayed extremely active into her 90s, particularly enjoying walking and golf. Reata spent numerous summers at Priest Lake, Idaho and winters in Arizona. She was passionate about creating gifts for others: sewing for her grandchildren (clothes, beach towels, and bathing suits), quilts for the newest members of the family, and birthstone Ming trees for family and friends. She was also an avid reader who loved word puzzles and crosswords. Reata loved helping people and volunteered with the CNIB and the Lion’s Club for many years.

Reata is survived by her three children Judy Beck (Robert), Linda Mitchell, and John Mitchell; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Stitt and Jessie Brown. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Howard, daughter Caroline, brother John (Jack) McKay, sister Elsie Brinker, and granddaughter Joanne Raj Palmer.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com

In living memory of Reata Mitchell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Reata. My condolences to all the family.

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  2. So sorry to hear of your Mums passing Judy…
    Please know Ken and I are thinking of you at this time.
    Ken and Laura.

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  3. My condolences to Judy, Linda and John and all their families. Auntie Reata will be missed by all.

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  4. Lorna & Dave Cobb

    Dave and I were very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Judy. Our condolences to you, Bob & Jenny.

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  5. Linda, Judy and family
    I know you will miss your mom very much and I hope your beautiful memories of her will ease the pain. Sending you all my sincere condolences
    Dawn

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  6. Rick and Linda Milliken

    John and family, our sincere condolences on Reata’s passing. I know that you and all of the grandchildren (and great grandchildren) share lots of treasured memories of her. She was clearly much loved and will be sorely missed.

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  7. My sincere condolences to family and friends of Reata.

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  8. Our sincere sympathy to you & your family on your mom’s passing
    May happy memories comfort you at this sad time
    Kind regards
    Glen & Janice Culp

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