Obituary of Robert Charlie James Mitchell
Passed peacefully away on June 27, 2019 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Robert Charlie James Mitchell, at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean; parents: James and Martha Mitchell; sons: Dale and Otto; brother, Wesley. He leaves to mourn his sons: Terry (Kal), Darren (Esther), Wade; daughters: Gena (Dennis) Murray, Karen (Darryl) Slade, Allison Mitchell and Lori-Ann (Ian) McNabb. Also left to mourn are his 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Mitchell; brothers: Cam (Annie), Howard, Clifford (Louisa), George (Shirley) and a circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Marvin Burton will conduct the funeral service at Evangel Pentecostal Church, Grand Falls-Windsor on Sunday, June 30, 2019 with interment at the Interfaith Cemetery, Union Street. Pallbearers are: Darren (son), James (grandson), Nathan (grandson), Warfield (nephew), Rodney (family friend), Trevor (family friend). Honorary Pallbearer, Terry (son).
Robert was born on July 5, 1940 to James and Martha Mitchell. He was born and raised in Roberts Arm. It was there he met the love of his life, Jean. They were married for 60 years and raised nine children together. He began his working career at the age of 14 after his dad passed away, washing dishes at a cookhouse. From there he worked underground in many mines, then in Churchill Falls as a driller. In 1966, due to a back injury he finished working and used the opportunity to return to school and received his high school diploma. In 1971, he received his electrical trade and then began working for Polletts Electrical until 1980. He then joined the RCMP and completed his training in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was posted at Gander Airport for 12 years and then retired. In 1992 they moved to Ontario where he was the superintendent in two apartment buildings for 12 years. In 2009 he retired and moved back to Newfoundland. In 2013 they moved into Hollett’s Retirement Home where he remained until his passing. Jean was the loved of his life and no man loved another woman as much as he loved her. He was very proud of all of his children and grandchildren and loved them all very much. He loved to sing and play guitar. You could always find him singing hymns or listening to worship music. He loved to play cards and especially loved to win. He will be greatly missed.
Donations in Robert's memory can be made to the Gideon's.
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