Obituary of Joel Cleveland MITTON

February 14, 1934 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
November 30, 2020 – Okotoks, Alberta

Joel Mitton of Okotoks, AB, left to be with his Savior on Monday, November 30, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Joel was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 14, 1934 to Manning and Margery (nee Cleveland) Mitton. He was raised by his maternal grandparents Judson and Ella Cleveland of Alma, NB. He joined the RCAF at seventeen and took training as an aero engine mechanic and subsequently remustered to air crew and received training as a pilot. He also worked in the oil fields in Alberta and apprenticed in the auto body trade. He had two auto body shops in Calgary, AB and in his later years, he worked in real estate in both AB and BC. He had his own real estate agency. Joel was a member of the Morning Star Lutheran Church in Carstairs, AB and it was there that he got to know the Lord. He liked to sing gospel as well as country and western songs.

Joel is survived by two children, Linda and Arthur; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Tor Brattli and Stephen Mitton; sisters, Karen Brattli and Ruth Myers. He was predeceased by son Paul and brother Steffen Brattli.

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In living memory of Joel Mitton, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, CALGARY, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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