MITCHELL, Alice Taylor

October 2, 1921 – February 14, 2016

With sadness we announce the passing of Alice Taylor Mitchell (nee Porteous). Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alice met and married Bob, a Canadian soldier, in Edinburgh in 1942. In 1946, as a war bride, she sailed to Halifax Canada. She then travelled by train to Vancouver, BC. to join Bob who had gone ahead to buy a home for Alice and their first two children. Predeceased by her husband Robert in 1994, she leaves her children Barbara (Larry, deceased), David (Carole), Christine (Rick), Gordon (Kathleen), Fay (Dale) and Joyce (Gerry), grandchildren Lawrie, David, Shannon, Blair, Shelley, Carl, Ross, Rob, Geordie, Cheryl, Susan and Christine, step grandchildren Stephanie & Kim, 24 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Alice is survived by her half brother Lawrence Porteous (Phyllis) of Chesterfield, England and predeceased by half brother Colin (Laura) of Edinburgh Scotland. Alice lived a long and fulfilling life raising her family and enjoying her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing darts and cards, lawn-bowling, gardening, fishing, knitting and baking, and was still driving up to one year ago. Ever the ‘social butterfly’ Alice always enjoyed a good party, dancing and telling her life-experience stories. A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 5th at Brookswood Church (20581 – 36 Ave. Langley, BC) at 1:00 pm. Reception and light refreshments to follow.

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