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ARTHUR DICK MITCHELSON
Born: Oct 19, 1937
Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ARTHUR DICK MITCHELSON
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur Mitchelson at the Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home on November 13, 2022, at the age of 85.
Born in Scotland on October 19, 1937, Arthur was predeceased by his birth father Joseph Cortez; mother Janet Mitchelson and adoptive father Harry Mitchelson. Art is survived by his sister Hazel Noble (Gordon).
Arthur's story starts in Scotland, when in May of 1937, Arthur's father was killed in a construction accident while working in France. Arthur was born five months after his father's death. Arthur's mother remarried and the Mitchelson's immigrated to Canada in 1945 and shortly after he was legally adopted. During his teenage years, Arthur enlisted in the R.C.A.F. Cadets for several years. He worked for 35 years for the Government of Canada - Board of Grain Commission in the labs as a Malting Technologist.
After his career ended in the labs, he found a new calling as a volunteer at the Fire Fighters Historical Society. He soon became a valued member and Director of the Museum. Everything from repair, to restoration, to being a tour guide, Arthur was always there when needed. In his spare time, he was a member of many bowling leagues and had won numerous trophies.
He will be greatly missed by his extended family: Ted, Terry, Mike, Jon, Ken, Jason, and George; the volunteer staff at the Museum, and all his friends at the Portage Avenue Salisbury House, where he was able to celebrate his 85th birthday.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Fire Fighters Museum, 56 Maple Street, Winnipeg, on Saturday, November 26, at 11:00 a.m. Private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Fire Fighters Historical Society of Winnipeg, 56 Maple Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0Y8.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 19, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Was saddened to hear about Art's passing. He was an incredible volunteer for the Fire Fighters Museum for so many years up until very recently. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him there and having quite a few laughs. Thankfully, i was able to see him at his 85th as that would have been the last time. The museum and its members have lost a valuable, dedicated friend and extremely hard worker. Rest in Peace Art. - Posted by: Jason Loboz (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2022
Art I will Miss Our Visits and Thank You for Your Years of dedication to preserving the History of the Winnipeg Fire Department. Gods Speed Old Friend~ - Posted by: Shelley Brown (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2022
Heartfelt condolences are extended to Art’s family, extended family and friends, on the occasion of his passing. Although having never had the pleasure of his acquaintance, his reputation precedes him as a dedicated, hard-working individual and one who relished his community of family and friends! His devotion to the FF Historical Society will always be honoured! Thank you, Art! - Posted by: Heather Matthes (FF Museum volunteer) on: Nov 19, 2022
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