Friday, December 23, 2016
Obituary announcement for old comrade Robert (Bob) Mitchell
MITCHELL, Robert (Bob) August 18, 1953 - December 12, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Mitchell on December 12th after a brief yet courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob is survived by his daughter Tanya, son Allan and their mother Sonja, along with his 4 brothers: Ron (Teresa), Bill (Teresa), Gord (Odette) and Ken (Linda). Bob served 7 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He did 2 United Nations peacekeeping tours and was awarded numerous medals. After the military, he worked at Canada Post for 32 years before retiring in 2008. Bob was an avid musician and was heavily influenced by the Beatles. He loved to sing and play his guitar and was a member of the bands Flashback and Fugitive. When he wasn't playing darts with his best friend Bruce, he enjoyed a multitude of sports and was particularly into his football pool. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff at Victoria Hospice. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Gorge Vale Golf Course on January 5th from 2-4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Canada.