Honorary Colonel Richard “Dick” Morden Mitchell (Ret’d)

    • Honorary Colonel Richard “Dick” Morden Mitchell (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Honorary Colonel Richard “Dick” Morden Mitchell (Ret’d) peacefully on 15 May 2009 in his 98th year. 

    Dick was a WW II veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers overseas (1939 -1945) in the United Kingdom, North Africa, Italy and North West Europe.  He landed in Sicily in November 1943 as Commanding Officer of the 9th Field Park Company and fought in both the Sicilian and Italian Campaigns.  After the Italian Campaign Dick - then in command of 14th Field Company - proceeded to Northwest Europe.  Following the war Dick commanded the 2nd Field Engineer Regiment in Toronto (1949 - 1952) and later was its Honorary Colonel.

    Dick was a graduate of Queen's University, Kingston ON with a B.Sc. in 1935 and from Harvard University with a Masters in Business Administration in 1948.  Throughout his career, he held management positions with several large Toronto-based companies including Carrier Engineering, Dunham-Bush and Lake Ontario Cement.  He was a long-time member of St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church and Weston Golf Club, both in Toronto.

    Visitation will be at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West on 19 May.  Funeral service will be held at St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke ON on20May.   Interment to take place at St. George's Churchyard.  Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. {gdJun2016kh}