Barbara MITCHELL

Barbara Yvonne Mitchell (Martindale) passed away peacefully September 6, 2014 after a lengthy hospital stay. She was born May 10, 1935 in Atchelitz, British Columbia, where she lived her entire life. In 1950, she married her beloved Gordon. They were married for 49 years, raised 7 children. She was a second mother to many more. Mom was an avid volunteer with Chilliwack Minor Baseball, Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary, Carman United Church as a Sunday school teacher, above all was a Life time member of the Atchelitz Women’s Institute. Best known as the Airport Coffee Shop Pie Lady, Barbara established a successful business beginning in 1980, sharing her love for home cooking and spread the joy for her handmade pie. In 1983 she opened a second restaurant in Sardis, “Devan’s Restaurant”, named after her youngest son. She retired from the restaurant business in 2008, but that didn’t stop her from making pies as she continued to provide a slice of heaven for anyone who asked. Barbara had a kind heart, reaching out to those who needed support, often including Mitchell sized hospitality. Family and friends were her priority in life. Barbara’s family is her legacy. Predeceased by her mother Selma, husband Gordon, son Jeffery, brothers Leonard and Gerald. Survived by her brother James (Marion) Martindale; children Judi (Mike) Mantin, Tim (Peggy), Perry (Susan), Andy (Colleen), Russ, Jon (Dianne) and Devan; grandchildren Janine (Scott), Timothy (Michael), Brad, Kelsey, Heather, Brent, Ryan, Cameron, Craig and Morgan. Great grandchildren; Makayla, Brody, Carson, Aiden Rhys & Osiris. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Broadway Mennonite Brethren Church, 46611 Maple Ave., Chilliwack, BC, Friday, September 19th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to BC Children’s Hospital in Barbara’s memory.