MWO Roy B. Mitchell, CD (Ret'd)

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    • Roy B. Mitchell

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Roy Beeken Mitchell CD (Ret’d) in Ottawa ON on 27 October 2011 at the age of 89.

    Roy was born in Liverpool, England.  He immigrated to Canada and joined the Canadian Army in April 1941.  He was a WW II veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers overseas with the 1 Corps Field Survey Company from 1942 – 1945.  In 1945 he was returned to Canada and subsequently re-enlisted in the General Staff Geographical Section as a photogrammetrist. Roy took part in various field surveys throughout his career including the Northwest Highway in Whitehorse in the Yukon and the Sudbury ON area where he was party chief.  In 1972 he became the supervisor of the Technical Records and Map Library.

    After his retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1973, he went to work for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources Map Library.  Roy was Treasurer of the Canadian Council to the Blind from 1957 – 1972 and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for the Blind from 1971.

    Visitation will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on1 November from 11:00 a.m. until Service time in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m.  Donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. {gdJun2016kh}