Peter Mitchell

Obituary of Peter H. Mitchell

MITCHELL PETER H. - At his residence, on Thursday April 2nd, 2020; with his family by his side, Peter Horton Mitchell, husband of Donna (Saunders) Mitchell of St. Andrews, NB. Born in St. Stephen, NB, he was the son of the late Joseph Orville & Ethel Sally (Blackall) Mitchell. Peter was a dedicated, longtime member of the Anglican Parish of St. Andrews, serving in many capacities, including warden, Sunday School superintendent and treasurer and layreader. He is perhaps best remembered as the longtime organist at All Saints Church, St. Andrews and St. John the Baptist Chapel of Ease, Chamcook. For over 55 years, Peter enjoyed playing for Sunday services, weddings and funerals, bringing inspiration, joy and comfort through his music ministry. Peter also worked tirelessly in his community. He was principal of Vincent Massey Elementary School for 30 years, was a Scout leader, a member of the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, chairman of the Board and Foundation of Passamaquoddy Lodge and served a term as Deputy Mayor of St. Andrews. In addition, he was active in the retired teachers’ community of the NBTA. As well, he held various positions volunteering with the St. Andrews Figure Skating Club and was a certified dance judge. Peter is survived by his loving wife Donna of 56 years, his beloved daughter, Laurie (Mike) of St. Andrews, two sisters Nancy Dumas of Teulon, MB and Mary Ferguson (Charles) of Moncton, NB, brother - in - law Glen Saunders (Connie) of Saint John, NB, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was predeceased by two sisters: Susan Voth and Anne Hamlin. A memorial service with family and close friends, in celebration of his life, will be held at All Saints Anglican Church in St. Andrews, NB, on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Due to the current situation surrounding the pandemic, seating will be limited to 88 people. Those attending will be required to register at the door and the wearing of a mask is strongly recommended. Through the kindness of Patrick Watt of CHCO - TV, the service will be recorded and uploaded to the churches' YouTube Channel for those who cannot or, because of their vulnerabilty to the virus, should not attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society, the Charlotte County Chapter of the SPCA or the charity of the donor’s choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 2B2 (506-466 -3110)
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