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Date of Passing: Dec 11, 2013

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IRENE MITCHELL (nee BERNHARDT) Irene Mitchell (nee Bernhardt), aged 83, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. She was born at the family home in Winnipeg. She attended Faraday School until age 15. After school, she went to work at Christie Brown & Co., intending for that to be a summer job. As she was 16 at the time, she had to get a work permit from Winnipeg City Hall. She was listed as a cracker packer'. She worked at Christie's until she married Jim on June 9, 1951. From that time until present, her main concern was caring for her family. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brother and his wife (Robert and Vivian), brother-in-law (William). She is survived by her sons Jim (Mildred) and Alan (Darlene) and her grandsons James (Carly) and Robert (Ashley). She is also survived by one sister-in-law (Isabel) and many nieces and nephews. A private service was held in Winnipeg. Flowers are gratefully declined. Any donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Killarney Hospital for your concern and compassionate care. Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service (204) 523-7791

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2013

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Jim, Alan & Family, So very sorry for your loss, especially at this time of year. As a kid growing up on Cathedral, I have memories of your mom being very friendly, kind and always had time for a chat if we happened to meet. I wish you all comfort and peace at this difficult time. - Posted by: Linda Matias (neighbor on Cathedral) on: Dec 20, 2013

  • Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Find comfort in knowing that she is now at peace. Take Care & God Bless you all. Dorothy & Alan - Posted by: Dorothy Ryan (Friend) on: Dec 14, 2013

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