Marvin Wayne Mitchell

Oct. 22, 1935 – Aug 1, 2015

Marvin Wayne Mitchell died in his home in Courtenay B.C. on August 1, 2015. Of natural causes, and at peace. He was 79 years old.

Marvin was born in Balm, Alberta on October 22, 1935 to Rudolph and Florence Mitchell. Marvin was the second of three children, an older sister Helen and a younger sister Hazel. They lived in Alberta for a few years before moving to British Columbia where Marvin spent his formative years. He joined the air force for a short stint, but others telling him what to do constantly did not work for him. So after working a few mining and driving jobs, took up commercial fishing as his lifelong career. He was also a ticketed carpenter, which he worked off seasons doing some years, when fishing was not good to him.

He married Ruth Mitchell and had two sons. He was divorced a few years later, and found his true love in Geraldine Parry, whom he lived in Courtenay with the rest of his years.

“Marvelous” Marvin liked to spend his time with others at social gatherings, and was a lifelong member of the Legion, he was also a member of the Elks. He was known for his easy smile and carefree attitude (or lack of tact). He will be missed.

He is survived by his sister Helen, life-long love Geraldine, his sons James and Gregory, and granddaughters Genevieve and Rowan Mitchell.

He was cremated per his request, and a service will be decided upon at a later date.


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