February 15th, 1923 – March 12th 2012
Allan Lahr Mitchell, much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away quietly at Sutherland Hills Rest Home on March 12th, 2012 at the age of 89. Allan was born February 15th, 1923,in Shaunavon Saskatchewan.Predeceased by his wife Joyce, parents Edward and Bertha, brothers Guy, Bill, Cleo and Jack, sisters Evelyn and Marie, and grandson James.Survived by his sons Ed (Leslie), and Paul (Tracy), grandchildren D’Arcy (Dalton), Jadon, Brittany,
Caitlin, and great granddaughter Jorja.
Allan attended the University of Toronto, where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree. He then enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy, and served
during WWII. After WWII, Allan moved to Kelowna with his new wife Joyce, in 1948, and started Mitchell Auto
Parts with his brother Bill. The two brothers operated Mitchell Auto Parts for many years, and worked hard to
grow the business to include stores in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Grand Forks, Revelstoke, Cache Creek, and Golden. After they sold the business in the early 70’s, Allan began consulting part-time for the
Federal Business Development Bank, and enjoyed helping many entrepreneurs and small business owners
with numerous consulting projects under the FBDB Small Business Development Program. He also enjoyed working for many years as a part-time
consultant for Byland’s Nurseries.
He was active with the Kelowna Lion’s Club and served as the President of the Lion’s Club in the 1970’s.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff of Sutherland Hills Rest Home for the excellent quality of care and home they provided to Allan for the past 10 years.A private Celebration of Life will be held for family at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. http://www.kghfoundation.com/
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Everden Rust Funeral Services.