Bob Mitchell’s Family Reunites!

Shortly after Bob Mitchell’s parents passed away, he and his sister moved from Ontario to BC.  His sister helped him find independent housing but unfortunately his sister’s phone number became unlisted, and he was left with no family contact.

After 40 years, Outreach staff was able to help Bob locate his family and be reunited!  His niece and great nephew from Mission came to visit him at Christmas and want to play an active role in his life!  Staff was also in touch with his great niece and great nephew from Ontario.

Bob Facetimed them and they plan to do weekly video chats.  They plan to introduce him to more members of his family as time goes on.

Bob is busy fundraising for a trip to Ontario to meet them in person, this summer. Staff are currently supporting this adventure with an ongoing bottle drive and an Easter Chocolate Fundraiser, through Purdy’s.

If anyone would like to contribute to these fundraisers, please email

Bob calls this a Christmas miracle and is overjoyed to have the “Mitchell family back together!”