Mitchie Rich, New Waterford

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Calvin United Church
Hudson Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Mitchie Rich, New Waterford

It is with deepest sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Mitchie Winnifred Rich, 76, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, after a brave battle with cancer.


Mitchie was born in Springdale, Newfoundland to Angus William and Fanny Amy Jane Taylor.


After high school, she began working with the Canadian National Telecommunications office in Springdale, NL, and later moved to Sydney, NS, where she worked at Zellers. She later started a new career as a Personal Care Worker at the Maple Hill Manor in New Waterford, NS, for just under 20 years.


In 1967, Mitchie met Wayne Rich and they wed in 1973, going on to have three children, Debbie Rich, Darren Rich, and Jason Rich.


Mitchie was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who always thought of others before herself and she made sure her home was filled with warmth and kindness. Cooking and baking came naturally to her and she enjoyed feeding her family and friends delicious dishes and treats. She was a passionate quilter and enjoyed her time with the Coal Town Girls Quilting group. Mitchie could often be found walking with her friend, Raylene, or at the family summer home in River Denys, NS. Mitchie also enjoyed her membership with the Calvin United Church Women.


Mitchie touched so many lives and we will all miss her dearly. She loved keeping in touch with countless relatives and friends and enjoyed hearing their stories and sharing her own.


Mitchie is survived by her husband, Wayne Rich, New Waterford, NS, and their children, Debbie, Darren, and Jason, all of Alberta; beloved grandchildren Miranda, Arden, Evan, Nathan, Jack, and Travis; siblings Helen Hustins, Springdale, NL, Roxanne Miller, Grand Prairie, AB, Rhona Stuckless, Twillingate, NL, Otto Taylor, Bay Roberts, NL, Baxter Taylor, Conception Harbour, NL, and Ford Taylor, Springdale, NL; half sister, Ruby Taylor, Saint Johns, NL. She is also survived by many more nieces and nephews.


Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by grandson, Connor Rich, Calgary, AB, and siblings, Viletta Robinson, Springdale, NL, Angus Taylor Jr., Winnipeg, MB, and Derrick Taylor, Springdale, NL; half sister, Melveny Young, Beachside, NL.


Special friends of Mitchie were Charlotte, Judy, Raylene, Linda, Therese, Carmel, Mary L. and too many more friends to mention.


There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. There will be a funeral service at Calvin United Church on Tuesday, August 23rd at 1:00pm. Reception to follow in the Rev,. Duncan Roach Fellowship Room of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mitchie’s memory to Calvin United Church, 417 Smith Street, New Waterford, NS, or Hospice Cape Breton, Sydney, NS. The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate doctors and nurses at Hospice Cape Breton and the VON. We would also like to thank Reverend Duncan Roach for all of his support and guidance. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:

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