Henry Mitton

Obituary of Henry Mitton

Henry Myron Mitton passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on May 22, 2017, in Sackville, NB, at the age of 73.

 

Myron is survived by his second wife and best friend, Gayle (LeBlanc) Keith-Mitton; his children, Jennifer Ayer, Sackville, Christopher (Natasha), Moncton, Andrew (Emily), Halifax, Megan (Steve), Sackville, Mallory (Mladen), Ottawa; step-daughters, Melanie Keith (Michelle), Shediac Cape, Jennifer Keith (Darren), Vancouver; grandchildren, Sebastian, Thomas, Julian, Cooper, Ella, Lily and Quinn; step-grandchildren, Josh, Ava, Chloe and Grace; sisters, Marilyn Patten, Cap Pele and Elizabeth Ann Taylor, Colpitts Settlement; many nieces and nephews, as well as by his constant companion, Diggy the dog.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie (Irving) Mitton, brother, G. Irving Mitton, sister, Margaret Ellen Clare, as well as by his grandson, Carter Mitton and his mother, Christy Rochford.

 

Myron was born on December 12, 1943, in Moncton, NB, to George and Bessie (Irving) Mitton. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a BA, LLB in 1969. Myron was awarded one of the highest honours for non-athletic achievement for his contributions to the theatre as an actor and set designer. He practiced law from 1969-1989. Myron later worked as a manager at the Shepherd's of Good Hope in Ottawa, serving the homeless population with dignity.

 

Myron loved being out on the water and was a skilled sailor. He was passionate about the work he did to help spearhead the creation of the Pointe-du-Chene marina. He was also proud of the charitable work he did as a member of the Elks Club and of his accomplishments in curling, such as winning a bonspiel at the national level.

 

He was a down-to-earth and humble man, and would have blushed to see himself described as kind, witty, gentle, wise, and generous. He encouraged others to be light-hearted, not to sweat the small stuff, and to have a good sense of humour. He was sharp, intelligent and full of an endless supply of knowledge about history and politics. Myron loved following sports such as the CFL and was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He loved to entertain with stories, playing his guitar and singing a variety of music from “My Fair Lady” show tunes to Roy Orbison classics.

 

He commented that until his cancer returned this year, he didn’t understand why people thanked extramural nurses in their obituaries…Thank you.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B. (506) 364-8188. In keeping with Myron’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. There will be a private family gathering to celebrate his life this summer.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences & sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website www.campbellsfuneralhome.com or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.