Mitchell, Reverend Father Leonard David – Associate Pastor of St. Michael’s Church Belleville, passed peacefully into “the glorious liberty that belongs to the children of God” on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 in his 82nd year.  Son of the late James and Louisa (Pat) Mitchell.  Beloved husband of the late Delphine Mitchell.  Loving father of Fiona Mitchell (Larry Kurmis) of Port Credit, Helen (Colin) Gulliver of Belleville, Alison (Kris) Nanda of Ottawa and Ian (Lise) Mitchell of Owen Sound.  Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren: Chris (Merry), Tim, Elizabeth, Katy, Matthew, Erica, Mark, Claire, Joseph and 1 great granddaughter, Madeline.  Fr. David is survived by his sisters; Patricia (David) Hardy and Christine (Peter) Jeffery, both of England.

The family will receive friends on Friday at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273), from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 7:00 p.m.  Friends will also be received on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at The Church of St. Michael the Archangel from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with the celebration of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Catholic Charity, Aid to the Church in Need (persecuted Christians) would be appreciated by the family.

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