Obituary of Bertha "Jean" Mitchell
Passed peacefully away on January 29, 2019 at the Carmelite House in Grand Falls-Windsor, Jean Bertha Mitchell at the age of 80 years. She is predeceased by her parents, Donald and Minnie Saunders; sons, Dale and Otto; sisters, Netta Mae, Ivy, Dorothy and Mae; brothers, John, Frank, Carl and Bruce. Left to mourn are her husband, Robert; sons, Terry (Kal) Mitchell, Darren (Esther) Mitchell, and Wade Mitchell; daughters Gena (Dennis) Murray, Karen (Darryl) Slade, Allison Mitchell, and Lori-Ann (Ian) McNabb. Also left to mourn, sister Winnie (Bert) Heath; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Marvin Burton will conduct the funeral service from Evangel Pentecostal Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1pm. Interment will follow at the Interfaith Cemetery on Union Street. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers are son, Darren, grandson, Nathan, grandson, James, nephew, Cluney, nephew, Warfield, and family friend, Rodney. Honorary pallbearer is son, Terry.
Jean was born on January 22, 1939 to Donald and Minnie Saunders. She was raised in Griquet, NL and later moved to Roberts Arm at the age of 17 years to start her teaching career. It was there that she met the love of her life, Robert. Within two years, they were married and together raised nine children. While living in Roberts Arm she operated her own snack bar which was famous for her burgers. Years later the family moved to Windsor, where she took a job at the Old Carmelite House. She later moved on to work at Dalfen's Retail store for twelve years. In 1992, Jean and Robert moved to Ontario where they became super-intendants of an apartment building. While they were there, they got to spend a lot of time with their children that lived there. In 2004, Jean officially retired and her and Robert moved back home to Grand Falls five years later.
Jean loved to cook, knit, and bake. You were always welcomed at their house with a cup of tea or a place to stay. She loved a good laugh and sometimes play a practical joke, but most of all she loved her family dearly. Each one meant the world to her. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gideon's.
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