D. Blair Mitchell

D. Blair Mitchell

D. Blair Mitchell died peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 58. After enduring a lengthy illness, he left this world in the arms of his wife. He is finally free.

Born on March 4, 1956 in Nelson, Blair grew up and graduated in Terrace before moving to the Shuswap in 1979.

In 1987 Blair married his wife Susan (Maidment). Together they raised their children, Rachel and Ian, who were his greatest pride and joy; they meant the world to him.

Blair was employed by Federated Co-op from 1979 until he retired, due to health reasons, in 2008.

The proud owner of Fine Line Custom Picture Framing in Salmon Arm, Blair created some of the best work in the area. A talented artist and athlete, whatever he did, excellence was always his goal.

A self-taught musician, Blair was well known in the Shuswap as the drummer of Rohanna. He devoted many years to perfecting his ability and practice was the heartbeat of the home. It was a joy to watch him perform.

As well, he was a sought-after goalie and an avid golfer. Blair could also do almost anything with a frisbee and his love and appreciation for beautiful automotives was legendary.

Everyone who knew Blair loved him; he was just easy to love. He will be missed by all of his friends and family, but most especially and profoundly by Susan, Rachel and Ian.

A private celebration of life for family and friends will be held to honour the life of this good man, gone far too soon.

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