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Marvin Earl (Mitch) Mitchell


Petty Officer 1st Class, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 09 Oct 1934, Brantford, Ontario


Died: 20 Aug 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia


MITCHELL, Marvin Earl (Mitch) - Age 85, Mitch died peacefully with his daughter by his side in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Thursday, August 20th. Born in Brantford, Ont., Dad left his home- town in January of 1954 for HMCS CORNWALLIS where he started a 35-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was always proud of his service on HMCS MAGNIFICENT (the Maggie), HMCS BONAVENTURE (the Bonnie), HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS NIPIGON and HMCS ATHABASKAN. His travels in the military took him to places like Ireland, England, Denmark, and the former USSR. While serving, he also became part of the Sea Cadet movement assisting with the CFB CORNWALLIS cadet corps from the early 1980s until 2007. Upon retirement from the military, Dad worked with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and then as a security guard for Cornwallis Park after the base's decommissioning. Mitch is survived by his daughter Sherri; estranged daughter by choice, Shannon (George) Shum; grandchildren, Connor, Logan, and Sidney; sisters, Norah Sault, Ha gersville, Ont.; Sue Bond, Brantford, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his best friends, Phil Steele, Sooke, B.C., and family; Laura and John Macumber, New Glasgow and family; Peter and Pearl Janson, Digby and family; and Joan Murray, Chemainus, B.C. Mitch was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Woods); parents, James Edwin and Gladys Eileen (Collins) Mitchell; stepmother, Mary (Tremblay); brothers, Edwin Douglas, James Brian; and sister, Lillian Penzvolta. Mitch was also predeceased by a stillborn brother in 1933. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the charity of your choice. As per his wishes, there will be no service and Dad's ashes will be split and spread on the East and West coasts of the country where he proudly served. Toast his memory with a shot of Drambuie or a Rusty Nail. Bravo Zulu. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 24 Aug 2020)


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Marvin Mitchell on HMCS BONAVENTURE



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