Walter Mitchell

Obituary of Walter Barnes Mitchell

November 22, 1930 - Medicine Hat, Alberta

August 31, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Walter “Barney” Mitchell of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the age of 92 years.


Barney was born in Medicine Hat, AB, on November 22, 1930. He married Leona Mitchell (nee McLarty) in 1954, and they would have celebrated their 69th anniversary this coming November 6.


Barney worked as a Chartered Accountant and was also a member of the Elks Golf Course & Country Club. He had many hobbies, including but not limited to golfing, curling, gardening, bridge, and fishing. He also has a passion for woodworking, winemaking, collecting small antique cars, and coaching and umpiring Little League Baseball.


Besides his loving wife, Barney is survived by his daughter Karen Mitchell (Kathy) of Dallas, Texas, his son Ken Mitchell (Valerie) of Calgary, AB, his grandchildren, Tyler Mitchell (Amanda) of Pit Meadows, BC, and Britney Axeworthy (Wynn) of Calgary, AB; as well as his three great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Lydia, and Theo. Barney is also survived by his sister Ruth Marten of Surrey, BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Barney was predeceased by his brother Stewart Mitchell, sister Betty Rammel, parents, Monty and Mildred Mitchell of Medicine Hat, AB; and grandparents Walter and Leona Bailey.


In living memory of Walter Mitchell, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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