Condolences for George Leo Mitchell

Donald Goudie / Brian Goudie posted on 11/16/18

Hello to my Aunt Lorraine , Lisa, Wayne as well as your families As we have heard of the passing of our Uncle George on behalf of my brother Brian and myself Donald we are sincerely sorry. Even thought it has made many years we have not seen our Uncle George he has been in our thoughts and on numerous occasions has come up in our conversation and stories as for our memories we remember Uncle George was a very good man, husband and father to his family. He is partly responsible for keeping my brother and myself on the straight and narrow when we were young back in Fitchburg Mass. when we would visit on occasion when he would tell us there was a JAIL down in the basement so we better watch ourselves, ( just kidding of course on his part ) but we took it seriously, actually I can still see the smile on his face when he use to say this to us,( funny how I can still remember that ). Uncle George will be missed by all, he will remain in our thoughts forever. Donald & Brian

 

Bill and Cheryl Shumway posted on 11/10/18

We remember George for his easy-going and friendly manner. It was always a pleasure to chat with him. Our sympathies to your family.

 

Mark David Perry & Nicole Marcoux-Perry posted on 11/7/18

Unfortunately, growing up in Montreal, I didn't get to know my Uncle George as well as I should have. In fact, we were strangers living in different countries with hardly any contact for decades. However, on rare occasions when we did meet, he never let that get in our way. We were family. During these brief encounters, Uncle George came across as a fun-loving, warm-hearted soul. A man with a big heart who cared about other people. These character traits revealed themselves to me as far back as the day he taught me how to tie my shoelaces. This sounds funny, but it's true. This happened at his house, on the staircase leading from the basement to the main floor, sometime after my mother died, when I was seven years old. I’m sixty-one now. Most likely confused from a wicked turn of events, tying my shoelaces must have been the least of my worries. And I’m convinced Uncle George picked up on this. So I wouldn’t hurt myself, he took the time to show me how to tie my shoelaces, going over it over and over again until I got it just right. I also remember another incident that speaks volumes about Uncle George. This happened during a sort of Easter egg hunt, probably during the same stay at his house that lasted who knows how long. I was one of at least a dozen young kids scrambling around a wooded area eagerly searching out tokens that would be traded in for money, a dime, a twenty-five cent piece, I’m not sure. The point is Uncle George saw me moving over the ground like a wild boar who hasn’t eaten for months, snatching up as many tokens as fast as I could. What did Uncle George do? He told me to slow down and leave some for the other kids. That’s right. Don’t be greedy. You’ll have more than enough. At the end of the run, he even suggested that I distribute some of my tokens to the long-faced kids. So what did this angry young man do? I did what he said to do, and he was right. I had my fair share. At the time, I’m not sure how I felt about sharing my bounty with my competitors, but I can tell you one thing, I’ll never forget these gentle teaching moments. Yes, it would have been nice if I had told my Uncle George these stories. I have no doubt we would have shared a good laugh together because that’s the kind of guy he was to me. Fun. Easy going. Caring. I’ll always remember him that way. I’ll always remember that we are, after all, family. To Aunt Lorraine, Lisa, Wayne, and his everyone else in our extended family, my wife Nicole and I offer our deepest condolences. Uncle George will be forever in our thoughts.

 

Joan (Goudie) Kowalewski posted on 11/7/18

I have very fond and vivid memories of my Uncle George visiting our family in Montreal when I was young. He always brought a lot of laughter and joy in life with him. I have not seen George for a long time but have always remembered him in my thoughts. My sympathies go out to Lorraine and the whole the family.

 

LINE LEMOIGNAN AND FAMILY posted on 11/3/18

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you

 

Brent Perry posted on 11/3/18

Mark, Nicole and myself wishes our deepest sympathy to the family! He will be missed by all! May he Rest In Peace.

 

Josee Lemoignan posted on 11/3/18

Dear Lorraine, Lisa and Wayne me and my husband want to express our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you during these hard times Josée