Maurice Robert Mitchell, a life-long resident of Stratford, passed away peacefully at his residence on May 7, 2015 in his 86th year. He was the eldest son of the Late Robert Mitchell and Evelyn Osborne and was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Edith (Balsdon) Mitchell. Mitch was a devoted member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church where he was active with the Cubs and Scouts for more than 50 years. He was a long-time employee of O Cedar Canada and S B Simpson in Stratford. Maurice was a very caring and hardworking man who kept his spirit regardless of life’s challenges. He will be sadly missed by his children, Jim Mitchell of British Columbia, Jane Marie Mitchell, Brenda and husband Ernie Bakes of Stratford. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Nicole Bakes, Andrew Bakes and his wife Ashley of Stratford. Maurice is survived by family members Bruce & Kay Mitchell, Martha Mitchell, Barbara & Bill Wettlaufer, Cora McCann, Jacqueline Balsdon, Peggy Balsdon and many nieces and nephews. Maurice was predeceased by family members Earl & Connie Mitchell, Elwood & Audrey Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Brian Mitchell, Bev Crawford, Earl Balsdon, George Balsdon, Dick & Mary Balsdon and Les McCann. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Pellizzari, Carolanne and Carol for their continuing care and compassion and to the numerous CCAC teams for their support and assistance to Mitch and his family. Family and friends will be received at W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00 the funeral home with Rev. Hugh Jones officiating. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Scouts Canada, the Spruce Lodge Music Program or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. (519)271-7411
Monday, May 11, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Avenue, Stratford

W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Memorial Donations
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Scouts Canada
Spruce Lodge Music Program
Charity of One’s Choice

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