Mitchell, Wilford Charles

February 8, 1926 ~ October 25, 2020

MITCHELL, Wilford Charles – Age 94, of Brigden, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Betty (nee St. John) Mitchell for 75 years. Loving father of Linda (Bill) Reid, Rosemary (Doug) George, Bob (Susan) Mitchell, Larry (Bobbie) Mitchell, Cheryl Sullivan (Wes). Cherished grandfather of 14, great-grandfather of 31 and great-great-grandfather of 1. Survived by his siblings Hazel Hull, Lorne Mitchell, Lyle Mitchell and Stu (Jan) Mitchell. Dearly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son William Mitchell, sister Kathleen Middleton, sisters-in-law Edna Mitchell and Joyce St. John, brother-in-law Claire Middleton, Bill Hull and Lloyd St. John, parents Charles and Emily Mitchell, parents-in-law John St. John and Vi St. John.

Funeral Details
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must each RSVP with a time to attend the visitation:

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  1. Cheryl
    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time In your lives with the loss of your Dad. Take care and cherish your memories of your Dad and everything he did with you and for you.
    Bruce and Marie Allen

  2. Bob and Susan and families Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time

  3. To Larry, Bobbie and family our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your Dad,Grandfather and Great Grandfather We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Take care. Love Jim and Shelley Holbrook and family

  4. Betty and family. My sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Wilfred. To our long time family friends, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending virtual hugs.💙😥

  5. Our Sympahys to Larry & Bobbie and your family’s, on the passing of your Dad. Keeping you in our thoughts today.
    Your Friends Chuck & Betty Lauwereys.

  6. Our condolences to the Mitchell family.l worked for Wilfred on the farm many years ago .It was hard work but we but we always had a chuckle or two . God Bless

  7. Our sympathies go out to Betty and family as you mourn the loss of Wilford.
    He will be missed by such a large and caring family. So sorry for your loss.
    Judy (Mitchell) and Fred Neathway

  8. Betty and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Wilford’s passing. You were so lucky to have him for so long. You are in my thoughts.

  9. Dear Betty and family,
    Thinking of you and your whole family during this difficult time. We’ve been neighbours for as long as I can remember ❤️

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl and Wes, and to all the Mitchell family at this sad time.
    ~ Lawrence & Linda Lockhart, Lorraine Turpin & Roger Beamish. Joyce & Ernie Schlegel, and Ron Lockhart & Terri Ternoey.

  11. So sorry to hear of Uncle Wilford’s passing. I have many fond childhood memories of visiting you all. My husband Don always enjoyed his farm talks with Wilford. God Bless

  12. Sincere sympathy to Betty & family on the passing of Wilford. You will have many good memories from your many years of marriage & maybe some not so happy, eh, Betty, from another farm wife but we enjoyed it all.
    Marie Sheppard

  13. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Wilford. He is at peace now with no pain. Too many Mitchell’s have gone in the past 5 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Shirley Mitchell also sends her condolences.

  14. So sorry for the loss of husband, father and grandfather. He was a good man and loved the land and farming. Our prayers go out to all the family.

  15. I wish to express my condolences to the family. I have many good memories of the few years I spent farming with Uncle Wilford and the continual repair of his many dearly beloved old Fordson Majors.

  16. Alan and i send our deepest sympathy to the family. We always enjoyed having friendship with Wilfred and Betty through the years. God give you all comfort at this time.

  17. My heart is saddened by the loss of Uncle Wilford. What a hard working man he was surely a man to be proud of. God bless and keep the entire Mitchell family.

  18. Rosemary and Doug
    My sincere sympathy to you and all of your family with the passing of your Father/Grandfather. He lived a long life surrounded by a very loving and supportive family. Thinking of all of you!
    Gloria ❤️

  19. Our sincere sympathy Betty and family for your loss. You shared a wonderful life together and Wilfred’s passing is a great loss to all the family.

  20. Our deepest sympathy to all Mitchell family, cherish all the loving memories. Sincerely Bill and Evelyn Thomas

  21. Betty and your entire family, we send our deepest sympathy to you all. Cherish the wonderful memories.

  22. Betty and all your family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time You have our Deepest Sympathy. Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  23. To Bob Sue and the entire Mitchell family. SORRY to hear about the loss of your family members. During this world with many obstacles I send my thoughts of comfort for your family and prayers.

  24. Our deepest condolences to the entire Mitchell family .,,you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Dear Betty and family… So so sorry to hear of Wilfords passing.. We go back a lot of years Betty. Wonderful couple. To the entire families please except my condolences…You are in my thoughts and prayers..

  26. Deepest sympathy to the entire Mitchell family in the passing of your husband, dad and grandfather. What a wonderful legacy he has left in each of you.