MITCHELL Thelma Elizabeth (nee Beswitherick) passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on August 27, 2007. Thelma was born in 1924 at Hummerston, Manitoba where her father was employed by CNR. The family lived in a number of small towns in southern Manitoba. She later moved to Manitou, Manitoba and there met and married Ivan (Mitch) Mitchell. In 1956 Ivan, Thelma and their daughters moved to Alberta where they spent 30 years in Calgary. Thelma spent her time raising her girls. Her door was always open. They retired to Victoria in 1986 where many happy years were spent re-uniting with old friends and making new ones. Thelma spent much of her time playing cards and golfing and most importantly, enjoying frequent visits from her grandson. They returned to Alberta in 1998 to Red Deer. Ivan passed away in 2004 and Thelma moved to Victoria Park Lodge in the spring of 2006. She quickly found a happy home and made many new friends. It was a great joy for her to be here to welcome two baby girls, Alyse and Isabel into the extended family this year. Thelma is survived by three daughters; Judy (Jim) Allan, Joanne Haselden and Terry Mitchell all of Red Deer, dearly loved grandson, Jason Haselden of London, England, brother-in-law, Bob Gugin and sister-in-law, Marge Young both of Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ivan Mitchell, sister, Helen Gugin and parents, Rob and Cassie Beswitherick. The family would like to thank Dr. Begley and the nurses on units 32 and 33 for their care and kindness in these final weeks. Thank you also to her friends, including the staff at Victoria Park. There will be no funeral service. The presence of her absence is everywhere. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com

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