Obituary of Ralph (Clifford) Mitchell
It is with great sadness the family of Ralph “Clifford Mitchell of Lewin’s Cove announces his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on Sunday March 12, 2023 at the age of 96 years.
Leaving to mourn with precious and loving memories; wife Esther of 72 years; daughter Pearl (Andrew Kilfoy), sons Morgan & Ray (Julie), 5 grandchildren Colton, Wanda (Dwayne Penney), Elizabeth (Gordon Schmidt), Sheena (Larry Fitzpatrick), Morganna (John Cheeseman), 10 great- grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; sister Margaret Biggar; brother in law Cecil Myles; sister-in-laws Elsie Rose, Ruby Mitchell, Florence Budgen; special friends Keith Inkpen, George Brushett and a large circle of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Predeceased by parents Ray & Pearl Mitchell, brothers Frank & Bill, sisters Mae & Betty, daughter in law Charlotte, brothers in law Jack Yardley, Doug McDougall, Raymond Sceviour, Ted Bigger, Bruno Von Borziskowski, Baxter Rose, Reg Budgen, Sisters in law Ruth Mitchell & Rose Myles.
Clifford met the love of his life in 1948 in Wandsworth where he was born and raised, and they were married two years later, started their married life in Epworth. Clifford made a living from the sea. He spent many years as Engineer on the fishing trawlers. Then in the late 60’s he started working at the Burin Vocational School as a Boiler Engineer where he stayed until retirement. He was a man of many talents-engineer, mechanic, cook, and all-around handyman. He was the original picker before anyone knew what it was, he believed in recycling there was always a use for something. He loved spending time in the shed with his buddy Keith Inkpen and if there was a tool he had two of them. He always provided for his family and put their needs before his own. He raised 3 children and helped raise his grandchildren as his own. His forever smile and willingness to tell a story or have a yarn will be missed and never forgotten by his family and all those who knew him. Family was his most important treasure.
Family will be accepting visitors at Serenity Funeral Home in Burin on Tuesday March 14, 2023, from 10-am-12am (Family only)
2-4pm & 7-9pm public visitation Wednesday March 15, 2023 from 10am-12pm Public vistation.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday March 15, 2023 2pm at Serenity Chapel, Burin with cremation to follow.
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In Loving Memory
Ralph (Clifford) Mitchell
1926 - 2023
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