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Doug Mitchell: October 4, 1951 – July 29, 2010

doug_mitchell_for_web_2Aug. 4, 2010 – We regret to announce that Doug Mitchell passed away unexpectedly at his home in Saskatoon on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the age of 58. He was the co-owner of The Rent-It Store in Saskatoon.


August 4, 2010
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Aug. 4, 2010 – We regret to announce that Doug Mitchell passed away unexpectedly at his home in Saskatoon on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the age of 58. He was the co-owner of The Rent-It Store in Saskatoon.

He is survived by his loving wife Janice and their three children: Deanna (Chris) Schreiner, Greg (Michelle) Mitchell and Mark (Naomi) Mitchell, as well as his five grandchildren Justin, Brianne, and Kyle Schreiner and Cole and Beau Mitchell. He also leaves behind his sisters Sharon (Stan) Sopczak of Outlook and Heather (Marvin) Funk of Carrot River; his mother-inlaw Agnes Saunders of Prince Albert, sistersin-law Sandra (Richard) Reutz, Barb (Doug) Jackson, Gail (Gord) Lyons and brother-inlaw Don (Delores) Saunders, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Doug was predeceased by his parents Sherwood and Elizabeth Mitchell, father-in-law Don Saunders and sister-in-law Myrna Doig.

Doug was born in Saskatoon, attended St. Phillips Elementary School, Holy Cross High School, and the University of Saskatchewan. He met his wife Janice in Saskatoon in 1970 and they were married on July 22, 1972. They continued to make their home and raise their children in Saskatoon and spent many weekends and endless holidays at their cabin, first at Emma Lake and later at Christopher Lake. Doug was always surrounded by many friends and acquaintances.

He first began his rental career in 1974 working at The Rent-it Store. He worked there for 36 years eventually having the opportunity to become partners with Doron Broadfoot in 2005 owning The Rent-it Store on 45th Street in Saskatoon. Doug's family and his work at The Rent-it Store were the two most important facets of his life.

Doug was also very involved in the Saskatchewan Local, the Canadian Rental Association and the American Rental Association. Doug held many positions on the board of directors, including the position of President for the Canadian Rental Association and was instrumental in organizing the yearly Saskatchewan Trade Shows. He took pride in his work and was a very well respected and well known member of the rental community throughout North America.

If desired, donations in memory of Doug may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to John Janex at 306-955-1600.


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