September 20th, 1959 – July 8th, 2014
Mitch was born in Regina September 20th, 1959. He was the middle child of three. He moved to Fruitvale in 1972 at the age of 14. He also lived in Nelson, Fernie and Ymir and the Kootenays haven’t been the same since.
Mitch was predeceased by his Mother Linda, his Father Jack and his Brother Colin McElree.
Mitch enjoyed riding his Harley and any muscle car he happened to have at the time. Pedal to the metal hair straight back, and the tunes cranked. He also loved camping, fishing, road-tripping and most of all visiting with family and friends. He is survived by his daughter Carla McElree (Todd Swetlikoe) his grandchildren Jacob Buckler and Ryder Swetlikoe of Nelson, BC, his sister Karen (Fred) Sapriken and three nieces Shannon, Shelly and Katie as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him or crossed paths with him.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 10:15am at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club, 801 Railway Street, Nelson, BC.
A Memorial Drive and Ride for close friends and family will follow led by Billy Robertson.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.