Clifton Mitchell

Died: Tue., Apr. 14, 2020


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In Loving Memory of
Clifton Andrew Mitchell
May 30, 1925-April 14, 2020

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Cliff at the Centennial Manor on Tuesday at the age of 94.

Predeceased by parents Mary and Alexander Mitchell.

Beloved husband of Muriel Jean "Pat" Mitchell (predeceased).

Loving father of Judy Hales Mitchell.

Caring Grandpa of Janice (Ed) Foster.

Great grandfather of Cole and Joshua Foster.

Special brother of Shirley (predeceased), Phyllis (predeceased) and Janet of Sudbury.

He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Cliff was a "man of the land". He was born on the family farm and had a love of farming which included the "cream runs" with his Dad. Cliff's fondness for farming included the family dog, there was always one nearby . Cliff had several over the years and each was special to him.
He was a devoted bus driver for many years and had a special bond with the children he was entrusted with on a daily basis. He made sure they arrived to and from school safely with kindness and devotion.
There was not a person Cliff met  that he did not like. He did like you more if you drove a Ford!
He was a Mason in the Little Current Branch for many years and had an avid interest in curling.
Cliff never stayed idle for long. At the age of 93 he still enjoyed moving the snow with his tractor in the winter and grading his driveway in the summer. Cliff had the smoothest driveway in Manitowaning!


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Keith Legge
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Cliff was a great friend and a man who touched many people in special ways, especially all the children on his bus for many years. Rest in peace my Brother.

Murray Haner
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Cliff was a great friend. Was my school bus driver during high school time 1953 to 1957. Rest In Peace Cliff. Condolences to Judy on the loss of your father.

Reg& Noreen leeson
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
we were sorry when we heard of cliffs passing we will all miss Cliff he was a true sample of a real gentleman in so many ways at this time we offer our condolences to Judy and all his friend at this sad time -Reg & Noreen

Alissa Morrison
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
I have such fond childhood memories of visits to Great Uncle Cliff and Aunt Pat's farm on Manitoulin. I will never forget their hospitality, the hearty food, cuddling with piglets in the barn and the great times we had. Even my last visit with Uncle Cliff was not complete without a visit to his chicken coop! I'm sure my deep love for animals was born on those visits. I always thought of him as a quiet giant with a big heart and a mischievous smile. My heart felt condolences to Judy. Rest in peace, Uncle Cliff and say hello to Aunt Shirley and Grandma Phyllis for me.

Joe &Joyce Holmes
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Cliff was a great guy ! Cliff was our children’s school bus driver ! He was always great with all the children on his bus ! Cliff would take the bus on the last day of school and buy everyone an ice cream ! Then it was pop and a treat when you were getting off the bus at the end of the school year !
Rest in pease Cliff you will always be remembered in our family ! Deepest sympathy to Cliff’s daughter Judy, Granddaughter and husband as well as her two son’s !

Mary McGauley
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
I have fond memories of your Dad from my days at the Bank.
Sorry for your loss.

Marion J Thompson and Blair Thompson
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Deepest Sympathy to the all the family

Linda Bowerman
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
Judy and Family. I am sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Dad. May all the special memories you have help you now in the days ahead. Rest in peace Cliff. Will miss seeing you when things return that we can visit again at the Manor.

Diana & Williard Pyette
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
So sorry to hear of Cliff's passing, he was our bus driver all through public school. Such a nice quiet speaking man. Our condolences to Judy and family.

Bill and Maimie Sim
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Condolences to Judy and family.Thoughts and prayers for all.

dorothy hudson
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Judy & Family : So sorry to hear of your Dad's Passing away . He was one wonderful man . He will be missed by so many . Condolences to you & yours .

Sharon and Bob Case
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Condolences to Cliff’s family,He was such a quiet spoken man,had him for a bus driver all public school

Brenda Gibbons
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Sorry to hear of Cliff,s passing good neighbour in Clover Valley, good bus driver,and great to work for. Sympathy to Judy and family

Delmer and Leslie Fields
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Judy, are thoughts are with you. He was a very special man, I particularly remember how good he was with the kids. Thinking about you tonight.Les

Rosemarie (Sim)
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Judy and family......Your Dad was the school bus driver when I was going to high school in
1955--59. So sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart.

mabel manitowabi
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
Sorry for your lost Judy I remember your dad when we use to go and help hay at his farm both your parents were so kind such a wonderful couple I really use to enjoy the lunch your mom prepared for us the fresh vegetables from the garden.

Beatrice Lee
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Condolences to the family and thinking of you Janice and your boys of losing someone they cared for

Renny and Judy Wright
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, family and friends on the passing of your dad. Renny and Judy Wright

Helen Eade
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
To Judy and family, my deepest sympathy in the passing of your lovely father. I only got to know Cliff over the last two years, but he was quite a delightful man. Thinking of you all.

Elwin Shaw
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
It was always a treat to have Cliff come into the Shop,A good Man and honest in his dealings!

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