MITCHELL Gordon W. Mitchell passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Gordon was born in 1917 at Regan, North Dakota and spent his childhood years at Colinton, Alberta before coming to Red Deer in 1939. Although most of his life Gordon worked as an Auto Mechanic in Central Alberta, his adventurous spirit also took him to points north including Rainbow Lake and the High Arctic. From a very early age, Gordon's musical talents were expressed in his fiddle playing, a pastime he enjoyed throughout his life. In his retirement years, Gordon spent most of his time working on his mechanical projects and helping neighbours and friends. Gordon leaves to mourn his loss, Nettie, his loving wife of sixty-two years, three daughters, Betty Beard (John) of St. Albert, Donna Nye (Gerry) of Red Deer, Jean Reid (Allan) of Calgary, and one son, Robert Mitchell (Sandra), also of Red Deer. He will be fondly remembered by six grandchildren, Casey, Amy, Cory, Shannon (Michael), Kelsey (Andrew), Michael (Claudia) and one great granddaughter, Abby Grace. Gordon is also survived by a younger sister, Evelyn Bourdage and her family, nieces, Debbie and Donna and nephews, Gary and Ronnie, all of Reno, Nevada, also sister-in-law, Rita Mitchell and nephew, Tim of Black Diamond, Alberta. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Bessie and Frank Mitchell and two brothers, Charles and Marion. A Public Celebration of Gordon's Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Gordon's honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 101, 5208 – 53rd Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5K2. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the Unit 22 Staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"

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