MITCHELL, Morton Arthur – Morton A. Mitchell passed away peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital on September 26, 2021. Born in Leverville, NB on April 14, 1927 to the late Alfred and Agnes (Lord) Mitchell, Morton was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In 1968, Morton started his own construction business Morton Mitchell Bldg. Construction in St. Andrews which he operated until he retired in 1992. Morton’s love of carpentry and his work ethic were passed on to generations of young men who worked with him over the years and he became known and respected for his carpentry skills and knowledge of historical restoration of the many homes and buildings in the area.
Morton was a member of the Wesley United Church of Canada and an adherent member of the Greenock Presbyterian Church. His philanthropy was evident in his work and dedication to his church, community, the Masonic fraternity and to the Shriners, especially the Shriners Children’s Hospital. For many years, Morton dedicated his time managing the Quinn House in St. Andrews, a seniors complex owned and operated by the NB Masonic Charities and Housing.
Morton is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Audrey (Emerson) and by his son Eric (Cindy) of St. Andrews, daughters Donna (Wilf) Carter of Whitehorse, Yukon, Teresa (Art) Sutherland of Victoria, BC and Holly (Les) Johnston of Fredericton, NB, grandchildren Sarah, Christina (David), Heather and Angela Sutherland, Kimberly Carter (Jared Hougen), Mark (Rachel) Carter, Melissa (Nick) Canam, Katrina Johnston and Christoper (Bernard Theriault) Johnston and great-grandchildren Connor and Luke Canam and Jaxen Hougen, as well as several nieces and nephews. Morton is also survived by his sister-in-law Ruth Mitchell.
In addition to his parents, Morton was also predeceased by his sister Esther Hyatt, and brothers Ronald, Lloyd, Lester and Kenneth.
Rested at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home where visitation was held from 6-8 pm on September 29, followed by a Masonic service. Funeral service was held in the chapel on September 30, officiated by Derek O’Brien of the Greenock Presbyterian Church. Scripture reading was done by his son-in-law Les Johnston. Interment was held at the St. Andrews Rural Cemetery, St. Andrews.
Floral tributes were received in memory of Morton as well as donations for the Luxor Shriners Transportation Fund, the Greenock Presbyterian Church, Gideons International and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.