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Born: Feb 08, 1953

Date of Passing: Dec 18, 2013

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LAWRIE STEVEN PETER (MITCH) MITCHELL It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Lawrie Steven Peter "Mitch" Mitchell on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 60. Mitch was born February 8, 1953 in Brandon, MB. He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Melvin, sister Melva and brother Bob. He leaves to mourn his sister Elizabeth, Bergland, ON: son Lawrence (Charlotte), grandchildren Samuel and Dakota-Leigh, Calgary, AB; son Steven Peter (Sabrina), grandchildren Cameron and Brianna, Oshkosh, WI; daughter Kristina Joy Mitchell-Pennell (Lincoln Sr.), grandchildren Brenda, Victoria and Lincoln Jr., Oshkosh, WI; His companion Dee Dee, niece Charlene and family, nephew Brian, as well as numerous cousins and friends. Mitch was a Carnie with a large extended family. He affected the lives of many people. He went out of his way to ensure that the special needs children and adults had an enjoyable day at the fair. As one of his workers quoted, he was a giant teddy bear with a big heart and wide shoulders and was known as "Uncle Mitch." Mitch's accomplishments included being President of the Fair Association, a Shriner, and a Mason. A Celebration of Mitch's Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Jamie Berry, officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mitch may be made to the Conklin Memorial Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, or Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information can also be found on the Brockie Donovan website. Messages of condolence may be placed at Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 28, 2013

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dearest Mitch; I have worked at the Calgary Stampede for 17 years. Mitch was one of the good ones. I only saw him for 10-12 days every year since 1996, but he was one of the exhibitors I looked forward to seeing every year. Each day he would come into my office and we would give each other a hug. I know he had health issues, I prayed for him to be healthy and when we saw each other Stampede 2013...he was looking really good. I will miss your hugs Mitch, your laughter and just you walking into the office with such exuberance and humor. Rest in peace my friend, you will be spoken about at Stampede 2014. From one Winnipegger to the other.... Sabina Amaral - Posted by: Sabina Amaral (friend at the Calgary Stampede) on: Jan 29, 2014

  • Bill and I extend our sincerest condolences to Mitch’s family and friends. There will be a large emptiness felt in our lives. We met Mitch 36 years ago on our first venture of the exhibition circuit, he invited us to his motorhome after hours for a 5 course meal! How many times have we dined together? EVERYWHERE - across Canada and Florida, even a motorhome tour to California. He was a “KING” A very smart and kind man. Will miss hearing his witty comments! Cherished memories - Mitch – Farewell - Posted by: Emi and Bill Bourgeois (Friends (36 years)) on: Jan 01, 2014

  • I met Lawrie probably 27 or 28 years ago when he was at the Calgary Stampede...we soon became friends and all looked forward to the Stampede each year, as one night Lawrie and his brother Bob would bring refreshments to my office, I would supply the TV, and we would watch CFL football, have many of the above mentioned refreshments, solve a lot of world problems, and have about a million laughs......I will miss has been my privilege to call him a friend all these many years - Posted by: Gary Seamans (business associate) on: Dec 30, 2013

  • I met Mitch 3 years ago when he began catering our annual training events at the Red River Exhibition. He was always in a good mood and the food and service was always fantastic! You will be missed. Deepest condolences to all your friends and family from the whole MacDon Product Support team. - Posted by: Christian Thompson (Friend) on: Dec 28, 2013

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