Wayne Ian Anthony Mitchell went home to be with his Lord on February 20, 2016 in the Vernon Hospice House surrounded by his family. He passed peacefully, remaining steadfast in his faith until the very end of his life.
He leaves to mourn his faithful wife and best friend, Carol Mitchell; daughter, Toni (Steven) Jacobs; daughter, Kelly Hopkins (Mike); step-son, Shannon (Rita) Stange; step-daughter, Shawna (Elvis) Stange-Brown; brother, Gray (Yvette) Mitchell; sister, Linda Halvorsen and his grandchildren, Madison Stoddart, Destiny Kuo, Desiree Brown and Austin Brown.
Wayne had numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Wayne was born in Dawson Creek on March 3, 1936 but spent 49 years of his life in Squamish, BC as a businessman, primarily in real estate. In semi-retirement, he fulfilled his lifelong dream and purchased a farm in the St. Paul area of Alberta where he lived for 8 years before returning to live in Penticton, BC. He and Carol chose to retire in Vernon in the Swan Lake Recreational Resort.
He was active in whatever community he chose to live in and was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. His way of life as a believer was first and foremost and his faith in his God never wavered. He was a member of his church wherever he went and continued with his ministry within the Gideon Camps and Christian Businessmen’s Association in both St. Paul and Squamish. He was involved with the Okanagan Gleaners in both the Vernon and Oliver plants.
A memorial service will be held on February 27, 2016 at 2 PM to celebrate Wayne’s life at the Alexis Park Church in Vernon, BC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gideons International in Canada.