Obituary of Lloyd Carlyle MITCHELL
MITCHELL, Lloyd Carlyle
September 29, 1936 - July 4, 2023
Carlyle passed away peacefully at University Hospital in London, with family by his side.
Born in Thessalon, Ontario, Carlyle (Mitch) led a life of many ups and downs, changes and new experiences. A short stint the RCAF led Carlyle to eventually becoming captain in the Mississauga Fire Department. He valued the years helping others in need. His occupational choice being supported by his strong devotion to the Community of Christ.
During his retirement, he used his skills with wood, and spent many hours in the "shop", making beautiful and unique pieces for family and friends, and enjoying a break after work in his sauna. During the colder months of fall, Carlyle would head up to the hunt camp with Ron P and friends to hunt. Hunting often consisted of sitting on a favourite log and watching nature go by. Then enjoying some chili with the group back at the cabin. Many summers and other holidays were spent in Carberry Manitoba at the Keachie's his "adopted" family, Cam, Norma, Alex, Margy-Jo, Lyn and Jean. Cam and Norma have since passed on, but Carlyle remained close to their daughter Margy-Jo Draycott and valued her friendship.
The Stories of Carlyle's journey through life are many and could fill a book. His last words were, "I had a good life". That is all any of us can hope for.
Carlyle's last year and a half was spent at Amica in London, where he and Ann enjoyed the kindness and care of the Amica staff, making it home for him.
Carlyle's passing has been preceded by his 1st wife, Gloria Irene Mitchell (Goodwill) in 2006, son Robert Gary Mitchell in 2007, and grandson Kyle Mitchell Abel in 1992.
Carlyle's passing is being remembered by his family and friends, 2nd wife, Ann Mitchell (Winegarden, Moore), who has been a wonderful companion in Carlyle's last years. His children, James, Beth and Sandi, stepchildren, David and Sarah, his 9 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren, who will all miss his stories, advice and companionship their father/Poppa gave them.
And a special thank you to Elder Delbert Franks and Elder Diane Franks from the Community of Christ.
Carlyle will be interred in Grand Valley next to Gloria with his beloved dog, Bear, following cremation.
Carlyle's interment will be held at the Grand Valley Union Cemetery on August 11th, 2023 at 11:00 AM, located at 95 Cooper Street, Grand Valley, ON. followed by a luncheon at In Memoriam Funeral Service Inc. located at 28 Main Street North, Grand Valley, Ontario, L9W 5S7.
Online condolences can be made at www.imfunerals.com
In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. has been given the honour to care for the Mitchell family.