Patricia (Jones, nee Caldwell) Mitchell

Patricia Mitchell (Jones, née Caldwell), died peacefully surrounded by family on February 5, 2013 in her 89th year in Smithers, British Columbia. She was born September 28, 1924 in Belleville, Ontario to Joseph George and Coralie (Cook) Caldwell.

Patricia was predeceased by her two brothers, Joseph George Caldwell (Evelyn Phyllis Barter), William Statton Caldwell (Frances O’Shaughnessy). Their children are Joseph George, Anita and Charles; and Gayle, Brian, Kathy and Vicky.

Patricia was happily married to William Robert Jones for 45 years and they had three children: David Alan (Candyce Courtney), Patricia Ann (John Rei), and Evelyn Frances (Gary Perdue); six grandchildren, Stephen (Shannon), Michael (Cindy), Anna (David), Alexis, Alexander (Ahad) and Bethany; four great grandchildren, Graham, Sawyer, Dana and Johana. She remained close to her niece Ann and her siblings.

After Bob Jones died in 1991, Patricia subsequently had a loving marriage with Hubert Kenneth Mitchell for five years until his death in 2001.

She was a sergeant in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp and served not only in Barriefield, Ontario but also in London, England in 1945. The CWACs were posted in London so that the service men could go home early. Pat was very proud of the advances to resident care she initiated in her role as Administrator at Scott’s Nursing Home in Lindsay, Ontario and Extendicare in Peterborough, Ontario.

Her fierce independence allowed her to adapt to changing life events which led her to be close to her grandchildren in Guelph, Barrie (Collier Place) and most recently, Smithers, BC. She was actively involved in the Royal Canadian Legion and RCAF Wing 441 (Barrie).

A Celebration of Life will be held both in Smithers, B.C. and Barrie, Ontario.

For Barrie, Patricia wanted friends and family to drop in to the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 147, Barrie, Ontario), 410 St. Vincent Street. This Celebration of her Life will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the charity of your choice.

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