Mitchell, John David Jan 28, 1933 – April 20, 2017

Mitchell, John David, formerly of Vulcan, passed away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. on April 20, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Dave will be greatly missed by his wife Bev, his children Winston, Scott (Susie) and Lyndon (Cathy), seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, and brother and sisters in law. He was predeceased by his first wife Virginia, parents John and Vera and his brother Donald (Lorna).

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Vulcan Cultural and Recreation Centre (504 – 4th Street S) . Family Inurnment Vulcan Cemetery.

Tributes in David’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Health Care Palliative Unit, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through

10 Condolences for “MITCHELL, John ‘David’ 1933 – 2017”

  • To the family of Dave, so sorry for your loss he was a wonderful neighbor and friends for many years. Hang on to your memories as they are very precious. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  • Dear Friends …
    I was surprised and saddened to read of David’s recent passing. Dave was so much a part of the Vulcan scene for so many years it is hard to believe he is gone!
    My earliest memories of Dave go back to when I was a small child and he did photography, sometimes taking graduation pictures at Lomond! He and Virginia were always our trusted pharmacists, and I can remember more than once when Dave cheerfully went down to the dispenserary after hours to get a needed medication for a family member.
    Dave gave of himself to public causes and served the Town of Vulcan and the entire County for that matter in so many ways! He was always a community booster, a concerned citizen, a helpful professional, and a real nice man. He will be missed!
    I extend my sympathy to all Dave’s family! I am out of the country right now and I am sorry that I will miss his service, but my thoughts are with all of you!
    Sincerely .. Marvin Maronda of Lomond

  • You now have an angel named David walking by your side. David was a need to,can do. Have to ,will do, kinda guy. Vulcan was fortunate to have a David in our midst.

  • Bev, Winston, Scott, Susie, Lyndon, Cathy, and families,
    Sending our heartfelt love and condolences on the passing of David. He had a winning smile, always compassionate, and trusted member and friend to everyone, especially his family and community he called home for so many years. We know how much he will be missed, but always loved by many.

  • This is a day to express our condolences and sympathy to Bev and David’s family but it is also the day to remember the contribution , the friendship, the mentor ship, the leadership David gave to his community, his friends, family, and to myself personally. On the personal side David and my friendship goes back to the 1950’s when we were competitors on the baseball field, to the 1960’s to the 1990’s when I made many visits to the back of Mitchel’ pharmacy, talking first and getting counsel with his father , then Dave and Virginia as pharmacists and mentors. This was a special friendship as I witnessed David leading his community as Mayor or just the guy with a shovel and hammer to get something done. David has left his mark. We thank him. His family will continue the family tradition as builders and contributors. Ingrid and Ray Speaker

  • So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a pillar in the Vulcan Community, and as I remember him, an innovative and progressive thinker. I have fond memories of laughter around the table with good food and good wine!!

    We hold Bev and Dave’s family in our thoughts and prayers. We will light a candle at our Service on Sunday to honour him and his family in their loss.

    Brenda Watt, Minister
    Crossfield United Church

  • I was so sad to hear of the passing of my cousin today. I always loved to go to Vulcan as a child and visit my older cousins David and Donald. They were such a busy family but always had time for everyone. David did a lot in his lifetime to be proud of and you, his family will miss him; your memories will help you at this sad time. I am sorry we are unable to come to his service but send our love.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. When my wife and I moved to Vulcan in 2003, it was evident that Dave was a passionate believer in Vulcan’s potential, and that he was working tirelessly to have that potential realized. A great Mayor, a fine advocate for Vulcan, and a terrific leader. Our condolences to the family.

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