Fred Mitchell

Fred O.

Mitchell July 9, 1925 – August 26, 2008

Born in Perthshire, Scotland, into a

family with two sisters, Fred Mitchell

gave up a career in the law to join the

British Army. He served in a number of

overseas postings including India before

coming to Canada. In 1953 he met his

wife, Eileen Kennaugh, while stationed

at Chilliwack, BC. Leaving the military

for country life, they moved to Armstrong

and purchased Abercraig Farm in 1957.

An avid reader, known for his general

curiosity, keen interest in farming, nose

for politics and current affairs, Fred was

always up for a discussion and quick to

lend a helping hand. The farm door was

ever open as were their hearts. Fred was

forced to leave Abercraig Farm because

of back trouble in the early 2000s, fi nally

settling at Pleasant Valley Manor in

Armstrong. His wife Eileen moved from

the farm into Armstrong in 2005 and

predeceased him in May 2007. Always

keen to understand and persevere, his

watchword remains, ‘bash on regardless’.

A memorial tea will be held 1:00 p.m.,

Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Mountain

View Chapel, Armstrong, for those who

wish to celebrate his friendship.

Arrangements in the care of Personal

Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong,

250 546-7237