It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Ernest Mitchell (Mitch) on October 24, 2015 in Lillooet, BC at the age of 65 after a hard fought battle with cancer. John is survived by his partner Hiko Stock, his children Bonni, Krysti (Greg) and Keith (Katie) and his four grand-children Nolan, Lila, Thomas and Sadie. He is also survived by his sisters Lola Carleton and Rosemary Beggs, as well as his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John Mitchell (Sr.), his mother Jean Mitchell and his sister Jean Wakeling.
John was born in Prince George, BC on January 15, 1950 and grew up in Lillooet where he developed his love for adventure and the outdoors. He lived the majority of his life in Nanaimo, BC where he raised his family then returned to Lillooet in his later years. He had an amazing ability to achieve anything he attempted. He was an exceptional mechanic, always tinkering and able to fix anything. He had a work ethic like no other, and was self-employed most of his life, working as a roofer, mechanic, landscaper, playground installer and general contractor.
A very heartfelt thank you to all the staff at the Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre, for their care and support to John and his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 2:00 – 4:30pm at the Lillooet Recreation Centre 930 Main St, Lillooet, BC.