MITCHELL, LEELAND H Lee…… Mitchell died peacefully on July 30, 2012 at the age of 90 while residing with family in Calgary. Lee now joins Theresa, his wife and soulmate of 62 years (2007), his parents, brothers Max and Len, his treasured sisters Rosalea, Mary and Laurena and several of his countless friends.Dad, ‘Pops’, Grandpa, ‘Gramps’ will be sorely missed by daughter Mary Louise, four sons and their families: Kenneth and Mary, Bruce and Susan, David and Theresa, and John Wesley (Wes), 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Lee grew up in Watford, Ontario where his family farmed, joined up for WWII at 18, was stationed in Ottawa where he met and married Theresa Johnson. His long and productive career in the public schools began in Chatham where he is still remembered by students from the late 40’s. After two years he moved to London Board of Education where he taught several years at Wortley Road PS and served as Vice Principal and Principal at several London schools. On the occasion of his retirement in 1978, Lee was proud of a letter from the Director of Education naming him “..the acknowledged Dean of Elementary Principals.” Lee was an athlete — competed in track in his youth, coached public school athletes and teams through most of his career in education and competedpassionately at London Curling Club through two decades after retirement until his knees wouldn’t let him get down in the hack. Finally, Lee was a Christian and adherent of the Golden Rule, served and supported his church all his life. Cared deeply for others, which they could sense, hence his friendships with those twice his age and half his age, of all backgrounds and pursuits. Friends may visit at A Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St S, London on Friday August 10, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. Lee Mitchell’s funeral will be held at ST. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, 397 Springbank Dr, London on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church – Trust Fund, 397 Springbank Dr, London ON N6J 1G7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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