May 9, 1948 – October 26, 2018
With heavy hearts the family of Retired Captain William (Bill) John Mitchell, announces his sudden passing on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the age of 70 years in Vernon, BC.
Bill was born on May 9, 1948 in Chilliwack, BC to Jack and Edna Mitchell. At the age of 19 Bill moved to Alberta, and at the age of 23 he met the love of his life, Carol. They married in 1972, in Edmonton, where shortly after Bill began his service with the military.
In 1978 Bill and Family moved to Kamloops where he began his career at Royal Inland Hospital. Bill was a very well-known respected registered nurse who generously gave his time and talents for the benefit of others. His Military and Nursing career spanned well over 35 years.
After retiring Bill continued his commitment to the community by volunteering his time for many organizations, mainly The Royal Canadian Legion, The Parkinson’s Society and the Cadets. Bill was a loving, dedicated and loyal Brother, Husband, Father, Uncle, Grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all.
Bill is survived by his wife Carol, his children Wes (Tanya), Tracy, Mark (Shaila) as well as his grandchildren Steven, Ryan and Ashleigh, brothers Fred (Judy), Raymond (Sandi), Ken (Winnie) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Edna, sister Maryanne and Grandson Patrick.
A Funeral service in memory of Bill will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm, at Summit Baptist Church, 1975 Summit Drive Kamloops, BC with reception to follow at Rocky Mountain Rangers, 1221 McGill Road Kamloops, BC.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation in memory of Bill can be made to the Royal Inland Hospital foundation – Emergency department.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.