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Robert (Bob) Alan Mitchell

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On July 28, 2019 @ 4:18 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 42 Comments

August 19 1934 – July 26 2019

After a brief illness, Bob passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.  Survived by his wife Marjorie and his pride and joy three children Gary (Jill), Sharon, and Julia (Dave). Predeceased by brothers George and Alex, sister Mary, brother-in-law Norm Wright and special mother-in-law Vera Wright.  Survived by his sister-in-law Connie Wright.  Growing up on a farm in Chinguacousy, Bob married his high school sweetheart and departed 61 years later on their wedding anniversary.   In his earlier years he was the final employee of Avro Aircraft. After a 33 year career with the Scarborough Board of Education as Superintendent of Personnel, Bob retired to Horseshoe Highlands and happily assumed the roles of community handyman, golfer, marshal, Rink Rat (of the year), gardener extraordinaire, volunteer and fund raiser, social butterfly, advisor and friend to all.   Aside from his family, Bob always felt his friends were his most valued assets.

The family will receive friends at Mayfield United Church, 12496 Dixie Road, Caledon, on Wednesday, August 7 from one o’clock until time of memorial service at 2 o’clock, followed by a reception at the church.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Mayfield United Church, 12496 Dixie Road, Caledon L7C 2L7 or Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre  Foundation, 201 Georgian Drive, Barrie L4M 6M2.

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Condolences for the family of “Robert (Bob) Alan Mitchell”

Condolence from Bob Cook on July 28th, 2019 7:33 pm

We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many fond memories of card games, snowmobiling and Grey Cup parties.

Our thoughts are with the family.

Bob & Cynthia Cook.

Condolence from Vicky & Bob Laflamme on July 28th, 2019 10:02 pm

Truly one of the hardest things in life is losing a parent. Our condolences to the entire family, may your hearts be warmed with your memories.

Condolence from Bob & Judy Simons on July 29th, 2019 7:25 am

Judy and I are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was always a ray of sunshine in our lives and we will miss him. Our fondest memories of Horseshoe Valley include Bob and all of his youthful exuberance . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Bob will be missed.

Condolence from Dale on July 29th, 2019 8:08 am

Please accept my most sincere condolences at this very difficult time. It was a pleasure to have met such a treasure of a man, as well as his wonderful wife and loving children. Marge, Gary, Julie, Sharon……Mourn his passing, Celebrate his life well lived, Cherish all the wonderful memories as they will live with you forever.

Condolence from Deanna Thompson on July 29th, 2019 10:49 am

Saddened by this news. Bob was always so welcoming to me and the kids and always my favourite handy man!! We will miss you Bob. Marg, my thoughts are with you and your family xo
Deanna, Bryce & Ellie Thompson

Condolence from Ken and Terrie Moncada on July 29th, 2019 11:09 am

Our deepest condolences for you and your family Marge. Bob was a longtime friend and saved Ken in his most dire moment when trying to change a light switch!!! Always the gentleman! Will miss you!

Condolence from Linda Lomano on July 29th, 2019 12:14 pm

So sorry to hear of your husband’s death Marjorie. You had a long and happy life together, and while I didn’t know Bob, I can see from reading the brief story of his life that he was quite a man. My condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Shelley Fell on July 29th, 2019 2:02 pm

So, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, always the gentleman & a real sweet guy. We all will miss him dearly.Our condolences to you & your family, Dave & Shelley Fell

Condolence from Ron Code on July 29th, 2019 2:41 pm

I was very moved today to hear of Bobs’ passing. What a great guy. He was my mentor for “marshalling” and I thoroughly enjoyed our friendly get togethers , Always “up” friendly and willing to help in any way. Bob will be sorely
missed by all his many, many friends

Condolence from Ian and Lisa Veitch on July 29th, 2019 3:26 pm

Dear Marjorie and Family:

Lisa and I want to send to you our deepest sympathies for Bob’s passing.

He was an amazing, compassionate man, that valued people above all, and he will be greatly missed by our community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Warmest regards .. Ian and Lisa Veitch

Condolence from Brenda/Jim Hodgins on July 29th, 2019 3:36 pm

Sincere condolences to Marj and all your family…. we enjoyed our years in HV with great people like Bob that always made us smile!!

Condolence from Bob & Joan Shatilla on July 29th, 2019 4:01 pm

We are thinking of you all at this sad time. He was our favourite handyman: Frick to Ernie’s Frack. 61 years together is amazing. Sending you big hugs and much love. Bob & Joan Shatilla

Condolence from Doug and Cindy Brown on July 29th, 2019 6:52 pm

So sorry for your loss.
Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tom & Kathy Obradovich on July 29th, 2019 9:34 pm

Dear Marj and Family,

We remember Bob as a kind, smiling gentleman and very much apart of the great HV community.

Thinking of you at this sad time.

Tom and Kathy Obradovich

Condolence from Lila Mae (Lou) Watson on July 30th, 2019 3:44 am

I extend my sincere sympathy to Marjorie and all of Bob’s family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. I worked with Bob at the Scarborough Board of Education and then had lunch with him and some other Scarborough retirees on occasion after he moved to Horseshoe Highlands and I had moved to Barrie. Bob was a true professional with an engaging personality and smile.

Condolence from Jane Anne Murray on July 30th, 2019 4:30 am

Ohhhhhh Sharon, Marjorie and family….
I am soo saddened to hear this for you all.
Such an incredible loss!
Your dad/ husband is at rest. Now you can rest assured he is happy in Heavenly places.
May you find strength, comfort and joy as you mourn and grieve .
Surrounding you with love and prayers!
Jane Anne

Condolence from Jean Brennan and Richard Lynch on July 30th, 2019 6:07 am

Dear Marjorie and family,

you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

We will miss the smiles and laughter that came from this wonderful man.

Condolence from Auldene Quennell on July 30th, 2019 9:52 am

Marjorie & Family
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man and dear friend since the Avro Aero days. He lead just a full life and was a true humanitarian. You and your family can be proud of the fine gentleman that Bob was through every phase of his life. We will be thinking of you as you grieve and in the future.

Condolence from Ron Baker on July 30th, 2019 9:59 am

It is with great sadness that I learn of the passing of my Uncle Bob.

He was always a friend and an inspiration.

Condolence from Earl Campbell on July 30th, 2019 11:06 am

I was very saddened to receive the news of Bob’s passing and extend my personal sympathy to Marjorie and family. Bob was an exemplary leader in the Personnel Department of the former Scarborough Board of Education. His engaging personality, skills in dealing with problems facing individuals and his knowledge of all matters relating to human resources were respected and appreciated. Bob was a loyal and dedicated member of the supervisory officer team in the Scarborough public school system and we appreciate all of his contributions. Our thoughts and prayers are for you at this time of sadness and personal loss. May Bob rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon him. Earl Campbell, Former Director of Education and CEO, Scarborough Board of Education

Condolence from Fred & Janet Sutcliffe on July 30th, 2019 1:16 pm

We’re sad to have lost such a good man and friend as Bob. He was the salt of the earth and would do anything for anyone. He’ll always be remembered for a kindness that we should all aspire to. Our thoughts are with Bob’s family and hope that the wonderful memories help ease their pain.

Condolence from Gaik on July 30th, 2019 7:32 pm

Oh, we loved this guy, so many delightful: memories, from a yellow bird ski suit to a spotlessly clean car.
The Tabbitts

Condolence from Ally-Cat -PCA on July 31st, 2019 12:44 am

My deepest condolences to such a wonderful and loving family, Bob was such a great man and had such a wonderful sense of humor. I loved coming in and having visits with you guys while being in the hospital. May he Rest Easy and I will be thinking of him and you guys in this time of darkness

Condolence from Pia from Germany on July 31st, 2019 9:55 am

I extend my sincere sympathy to you, Marjorie, Sharon, Julia and all of Bob’s family. Bob was always the gentleman and I loved talking to him about life, his great family and gardening.

Sending you big hugs and much love,

Condolence from Craig, Sandra, Curtis, and Kristen Pickell on July 31st, 2019 11:40 am

It is with heavy heart with which we send these condolences to all of the Mitchell’s at this time of such profound loss. Though life’s journey has made us many miles apart we continue to revisit the memories of the good times we all shared from those years when we were next door neighbors. There was a bond so close that we still feel that you all are family. Not haveing Bob’s wisdom, support, generosity, ingenuity, compassion, charity, and love to help guide us all is a void far beyond my ability to adequately explain. Our hope is for Marj, Gary, Sharon, and Julie to enjoy some peace in knowing that Bob is now doing the Lord’s work and all of heaven will rejoice at his arrival. With much love, all of the Pickells.

Condolence from Valerie Nilsson on July 31st, 2019 12:48 pm

I know how much he was loved. It will be hard on the family but memories will live on .
All our condolences. CJ, Valérie and Lauren Hasson

Condolence from James Rowland on July 31st, 2019 1:40 pm

The Rowland family shares in your loss of a fine gentleman.

Condolence from Helen MacRae on July 31st, 2019 10:24 pm

My condolences to Marj and her family. Bob was a great neighbour and friend to so many. We will miss him very much.

Condolence from Frederick Weeks on August 1st, 2019 11:42 am

So many fond memories of family functions at the Mitchells.
Fred and Pauline Weeks

Condolence from Tom Christou on August 1st, 2019 9:48 pm

Dear Marj and Family

I am so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Bob for many years at the Scarborough Board of Education. Bob was a true professional with high morale character. He was so kind and supportive of his staff and colleagues. I enjoyed his company and we had a lot of good times.
My deepest condolences.

Condolence from Murray Taylor on August 2nd, 2019 8:03 am

Murray and Carol Taylor
August 2, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marjorie and dear family.
We have cherished memories although our hearts are saddened.

Condolence from Terri Moss on August 2nd, 2019 12:36 pm

Dennis and I were sorry to hear of Bobs passing
Dennis remembers the times he was cutting grass at Horseshoe and Bob would come out and ask Dennis to just cut a little more closer to his property.
I also remember him always helping out as the Back Porch Boy.
Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
Dennis and Terri Moss

Condolence from paul proctor on August 3rd, 2019 7:02 am

Marjorie and family

Our sincere condolences for your family’s loss. We know that you will receive comfort in a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Paul, June and Marion Proctor

Condolence from Frank Plue on August 3rd, 2019 8:55 am

I had the good fortune of knowing Bob as a professional colleague and a friend. He was a consummate professional and a wonderful man. Bob had a positive impact on the lives of countless people and in a myriad of ways . I very much regret not being able to attend the service as my wife is just recovering from a knee replacement.

Condolence from Clem & Senator Joan Neiman on August 3rd, 2019 11:39 am

Bobby & Marjory lived at 32nd Sideroad & 4th Line & we lived at 34th SR & 4th Line for 26 years….& we regret we never met until we both moved to Horseshoe Valley….& we lived in Etobicoke when the Avro Arrow was cancelled…& I chaired Red Kelly Campaign in 1962 & we had hundreds of Arrow employees help him win ….I knew Bobby better than Joan did & he was one of the very special people who had a smile all of the time ….our kids went to Mayfield school…..that was such a wonderful place to live….we regret we cannot attend the service but our spirits are with the family …a sad time ….salut to Bobby

Condolence from Ken and Linda Linton on August 4th, 2019 3:12 pm

To Marj and Family: Please accept our most sincere sympathy on Bob’s passing. We have never seen Bob without a smile on his face and a sly chuckle. He certainly made a difference in the lives of many of us up here in Horseshoe Valley. Always the first to Volunteer and one of the last to go home. May he rest in peace. Ken and Linda Linton

Condolence from Larry & Margaret Proctor on August 4th, 2019 5:35 pm

Our condolences to the Mitchell family.
I remember the many parties and dances that the Mitchell’s attended with my parents Doug & Jean.
Sorry that we won’t be able to attend the Memorial Service, as we are currently vacationing in Portugal.

Larry & Margaret Proctor

Condolence from Renee and Ron Raphael on August 5th, 2019 10:10 am

Please accept the sincere condolences of Renee and myself for the passing of Bob. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the service as we are out of town at a family function. Bob was such a great part of our community as a friend, bridge partner, go-to guy for house repairs, golf buddy, and many other attributes. His willingness to volunteer for the community is unmatched. He will be missed but never forgotten. Renee and Ron Raphael

Condolence from John and Joanne Twist on August 5th, 2019 11:43 am

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. Throughout the 14 years of being a neighbour to the Mitchell family on Kenpark, we got to know, appreciate, and enjoy Bob’s contribution to the Kenpark “cul-de-sac” community. He was extremely generous with his time, always shared in fun conversations, always showed interest in what was happening in our lives and the lives of our children, and just brought a sparkle to any gathering. Our respective relocations (us to Gravenhurst and Mitchells to Horseshoe Valley) did not lead to our lives crossing paths again, but we have such fond memories of his “good neighbourliness”, and certainly are aware of how much he will be missed by his family and friends.

Condolence from Kelly Borne on August 6th, 2019 11:34 am

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Julie. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Vegter Ernst on August 7th, 2019 4:52 pm

Dear Marj,
We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It was wonderful to know him – mostly through golf and bridge in Horseshoe. Bob was so helpful to Colleen, during a very difficult transition period in her career. His wise counsel was incredibly useful and will always be remembered. We wish you and your family strength in the days ahead. Cherish the many wonderful memories. Colleen & Ernst

Condolence from Bob Elliott on November 28th, 2019 11:37 pm

Dear Marj and family.We just heard of Bob’s passing.Please accept our sincere condolences.We will be in touch and hopefully can get together and talk about the great times we had together.
Bob and Dianne Elliott

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