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In loving memory of Jim Mitchell, 90 years of Sudbury who passed away Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 at Extendicare- Falconbridge, Sudbury.
Jim was born in Parry Sound and married Violet (Dini) in 1945 in Toronto. Jim had been the warehouse supervisor at Falconbridge Ltd. retiring in 1978 with 43 years service. When Jim was younger he loved the outdoors, spending many hours fishing and hunting. He was a Ham Radio Operator for several years and his call letters were VE3 ESM. Many summers were enjoyed with family and friends at the cottage on Lake Mindemoya.
Jim was one of the forgotten Heros of WW2. Jim was captured on December 25, 1941 and spent the entire war as a P.O.W. in a Japanese Concentration Camp.
His presence and sense of humour will be missed by all. Beloved husband of Violet (Dini) Mitchell predeceased 2002. Loving father of Jim (Diane), Darlene (John Moffat), Christine (Richard Lefebvre), Landa (Eric Cormier), Cathy Gregorchuk (John Blouin) and Colleen (Mark Steiman). Cherished grandfather of Jim Jr., Shannon, Michael, Danielle, Rik, Tony, Jennifer, Ashleigh, Mitchell, Carly, Rachel, Jason, Jamie and great grandchildren Angelo, Roma, Madison, Emily, Samantha, Jacob and Fischer. Dear son of David and Elizabeth (Ball) Mitchell predeceased. Dear brother of 13 brothers and sisters.
At Jim's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation with interment in the family plot at St. John's Cemetery Garson. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME. Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org