MIX, EMMANUEL (MANNY/TOM)
2 August, 1917 – 10 November, 2008
Manny, the middle of 5 children and the only son was born to Jacob and Christine Mix in Calgary Alberta on 2 August 1917. He passed away quietly after a short stay at the Bevan Lodge in Abbotsford on 10 November, 2008 at the age of 91.
Manny was predeceased by his loving Wife, Helena, his parents, Jacob and Christine Mix, his sisters Lydia (Henry) Hartung, Freda (Alfred) McKay, Ida (Siyd) Grieg and Ella Mix. He is lovingly survived by nephews and nieces, and their respective wives, husbands and children. Manny, also nicknamed Tom, was raised in Beiseker Alberta. At the age of 23, on January 2, 1941, he joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, in Red Deer, Alberta. After basic training at Red Deer, he was sent to Ottawa where he took the First Aid and Nursing Orderly Courses. After being fitted out for action in Camp Borden, ON, he was sent to England and was posted to the First Aid center of the Canadian Detention Barracks in London for 1 year. Later he was transferred to the 12th Light Field Ambulance landing in action in Caen, France at D Day plus 10. He finished up in the First Aid Station at Koln, Germany for the last 2 months of his overseas service. He was discharged on March 6, 1946 in Calgary. He worked at the Cornel Belcher Hospital for a year, just long enough to court his beloved wife Helen who was also working there. They got married on July 18, 1947 in the Westbourn Baptist Church, Calgary, Alberta. They moved to Vancouver where he started to work for Marshall Wells for 10 years then he worked for the Post Services for 21 years until his retirement in December, 1978. Manny and Helen moved to Clearbrook, B.C. in 1981 to live out their retirement years. They both did volunteer work at the Clearbrook Goldenage Society and they continued to be very active in the church until their health wavered. Manny will be remembered for his love of God, his church, his wife, family and friends and for his sense of humour. He showed his love through his unwavering generosity and kindness and warm hospitality. He doted on his nieces and nephews and we are the richer for his love towards us. We will miss him dearly. The family wishes to thank Dr. Milne and his staff, and the Nurses and Care Aides of Bevan Lodge for their kind and professional caring and comfort during his last few months. A Memorial Service will be held at Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC on 20 November, 2008 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial may be made to the FAIR Fund of the Fellowship of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada, C/O FAIR, PO BOX 457, GUELPH ON N1H 6K9