William "Bill" James Mitchell

9 March, 19369 October, 2020

William “Bill” James Mitchell was born on March 9, 1936 and passed away on October 9, 2020 and is under the care of Thompson Funeral Home.

Bill passed away quietly in his sleep at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Iduina, his children Karen (Doug), Lynda (Rick), and Perry, his grandchildren, Michael (Nicky), David, Jessie (Jeremy), James (Keran), Lucas and Liam, and his sister, Diane and predeceased brother, Bob. Bill lived a great life, loved and cherished by all. He was a man made of steel with a heart made of gold, always made everyone laugh – all the way to the end. He will be truly missed by everyone whose heart he has touched.

Visitation will be held on October 15, 2020 at 10:00 am at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON. Funeral Service following the visitation at 11:00 am at Thompson Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions guests must register their attendance in advance with Thompson Funeral Home at

Guests who cannot attend for personal and health reasons in regards to COVID-19 The Memorial Service may be viewed live stream on Facebook Live, go to to find the link.

Bill was a compassionate man, who tried to help as much as he could, and the family has decided in lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, that guests can give a donation to Southlake; In memory of William James Mitchell, to a designation of your choice and as Bill would always say “Every little bit helps!”

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Antonia Fisher

18 October 2020

We are all saddened to hear that Bill passed away. We are so grateful that Bill and Tia Iduina were able to spend time with us in Virginia last year. We have such wonderful memories of our visits with Bill and Tia Iduina over the years. He was such a kind and loving man with a wonderful sense of humor.
Our condolences, Antonia, Steve and the Baptista Family
(photo taken at the White House, Sept 2019)

Jim Wright

16 October 2020

Some of my earliest memories include Grandpa Bill showing me or one of the other grandkids how to pull off pranks on the rest of the family, I’m sure that influence was greatly appreciated by our parents for years to come.

There was at least one Christmas eve that he phoned us up and convinced me that Santa was stuck in his chimney and wouldn’t be making it to our house that night. We made sure to find a nice lump of coal for his stocking the next year...

A lot of valuable lessons were learned when we lived close by and he would take me to the farm, the most important of which is that shooting cans with a BB gun is more fun than shovelling pig poop.

Even though we’ve often lived far apart I’ve been very fortunate to be able to make two trips to The Azores with him and Iduina in recent years and I’m very grateful to have been able to share that with them.

More important than anything my grandpa taught me the value of humour and to not take life too seriously and I greatly appreciate that.

Goretti Bateman

15 October 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences.
FROMGoretti and family

Amanda Linhares

15 October 2020

Our deepest condolences to Tia Iduina and Bill’s family. He always put a smile on our face.

Ermelinda Ramos & Family.

Maria de Jesus and Antonio Couto

15 October 2020

Our deepest condolences to Iduina and and the entire family, may Bill rest in peace.

Rick Wright

15 October 2020

Bill loved his grandchildren and was very excited when they were around. When our son was barely walking Bill bought him a motorcycle. Lynda sold the bike and bought the children a trampoline instead. Part prank and part gift Bill had a wonderful time getting everyone excited about the motorcycle.

Rick Wright

15 October 2020

Bill taught me to play euchre nearly 40 years ago and I cannot recall a boring card game ever. Bill had an enthusiasm for cards matched by few. It was contagious. If all else fails he could always flash you his teeth .

Laura and Pat Dillon

14 October 2020

We will always remember your big smile and hardy laugh. Our hearts go out to Bill's family.

Maria/Walter Cabral

14 October 2020

Our condolences to Tia Iduina and all the family . Walter and Maria Cabral

Joe Abdilla

13 October 2020

It is with great sadness that we heard Bill passed away last Friday.

His warm smile, quick humour, wonderful stories and wise advice will be missed.

Our Condolences to Iduina and is immediate family for your loss.

We will miss you Bill.

Rest in Peace.

From Joe and Tammy Abdilla and family.


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