Survived by his wife, Florence (Rudney) Mitchell, by his son, John Paul Walter Tiner (Rachel Morrison) and by Grandson Silas Morrison Mitchell. Also by sisters ; Margaret, Sheila, Debra and by brothers; Michael and William (Willie).
Predeceased by his parents Jack and Grace (Tiner) Mitchell, by sisters; Pat, Barbara; by brothers; Roger, Peter, Paul, David and Richard (Dickie).
Mitch had an international colourful career as a hockey trainer in Canada and the USA spanning from 1960-1990. He enjoyed immensely his time as a trainer with the Kitchener Ranger’s Jr. A’s. Syracuse Blazers (Eastern Hockey League), San Francisco Shamrocks( Pacific Hockey League), Montana Billings Big Horns (Western Jr. Hockey League) and San Diego Hawks ( Pacific Hockey League).
Ralph volunteered many years as the baseball trainer for the Brantford Red Sox and the Kitchener Panthers as well as for the summer hockey schools in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Susex, New Brunswick. His love of these two sports inspired him to become the ultimate volunteer.
Special thanks to all the Personal Support Workers for the all the wonderful daily care given to Ralph at home and especially Herb Rudney (brother-In-law) who assisted them.
Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy a donation to Donna’s Kids would be appreciated by the family.
A Catholic Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s Church and interment Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener will take place at a later date. Messages and condolences can be left at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Mitch's obituary notice on Facebook.
The dressing room is closed. The hockey, baseball and equipment manager has been promoted.