Obituaries

Gloria Braga
B: 1945-10-01
D: 2021-02-22
View Details
Braga, Gloria
Jackson Roos
B: 1991-10-13
D: 2021-02-18
View Details
Roos, Jackson
Vivet Williams
B: 1943-12-07
D: 2021-02-14
View Details
Williams, Vivet
James Haney
B: 1957-02-24
D: 2021-02-09
View Details
Haney, James
George Schneider
B: 1936-11-29
D: 2021-02-08
View Details
Schneider, George
Jacqueline Brown
B: 1986-02-12
D: 2021-02-01
View Details
Brown, Jacqueline
William Porter
B: 1924-12-09
D: 2021-01-29
View Details
Porter, William
Josephine Moszynski
B: 1949-10-23
D: 2021-01-28
View Details
Moszynski, Josephine
Mary Cryan
B: 1927-01-03
D: 2021-01-26
View Details
Cryan, Mary
Iris Mitten
B: 1927-04-28
D: 2021-01-21
View Details
Mitten, Iris
Barry Comeau
B: 1981-07-02
D: 2021-01-11
View Details
Comeau, Barry
Joseph Wilson
B: 1947-12-05
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Wilson, Joseph
Thomas Caskenette
B: 1934-06-12
D: 2021-01-02
View Details
Caskenette, Thomas
Paul Metcalfe
B: 1984-03-15
D: 2020-12-30
View Details
Metcalfe, Paul
Amanda Adair
B: 1982-04-22
D: 2020-12-30
View Details
Adair, Amanda
Phyllis Zettel
B: 1925-08-24
D: 2020-12-27
View Details
Zettel, Phyllis
John Kesselring
B: 1944-05-14
D: 2020-12-23
View Details
Kesselring, John
Patricia Fitch
B: 1919-01-13
D: 2020-12-22
View Details
Fitch, Patricia
Norman Oldfield
B: 1941-08-21
D: 2020-12-21
View Details
Oldfield, Norman
Alfred Deschamps
B: 1949-07-30
D: 2020-12-20
View Details
Deschamps, Alfred
Audrey Haug
B: 1940-07-05
D: 2020-12-18
View Details
Haug, Audrey

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1766 Franklin Boulevard
Cambridge, ON N3C 1N8
Phone: (519) 658-9366
Fax: (519) 658-4481
Iris Mitten

Mitten, Iris

Thursday, April 28th, 1927 - Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Mitten, Iris, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Mitten, Iris

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Mitten, Iris's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Mitten, Iris's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Iris passed away from pancreatic cancer in the sunroom of her home in Preston at the age of 93.
Iris leaves behind her husband, Douglas Mitten, as well as her four children; David (Pip) Mitten; Mary Ellen (Gary) Ball; Rachel (Andrew) Sixt and Bonnie Carragher. She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Iris was pre-deceased by her parents, Dr. Alfred and Mrs. Mary Dinniwell of Hespeler and her brother and his wife, Dr. Alan and Mrs. Norma Dinniwell of London, Ontario.
Iris grew up in St. George, Ontario, where her father was a dentist. She earned a degree in Journalism at the University of Western Ontario. Iris lived most of her life in Cambridge. She worked hard to help Doug start a plastics manufacturing company in Hespeler - all while raising four children.
Iris was keenly interested in fine art. Later in life she went back to school and earned a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. This endeavour inspired her to open her own art and framing gallery in Preston on Argyle Street. At Gallery Iris, she promoted the work of local and
indigenous artists. She loved meeting people and helping them pick out just the right mats and frames for their treasured pieces of artwork.
Iris also served for many years at her church, St. Luke’s United, in Hespeler. She spent many years volunteering with Soroptimist International Cambridge. She was a member and Treasurer of the Waterloo Historical Society. She also established a post secondary educational Scholarship Fund for girls with the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation.
Many of her friends and family will recall lunches and dinners at her house. Iris loved to have people over where there was always good food, wine, fellowship and laughter.
It is hard to find the right words to pay tribute to someone like Iris. Words can only go so far. It’s how someone makes you feel that’s most important. Iris Mitten made everyone she knew feel welcomed and accepted. She offered unconditional love and hospitality to her family and friends. If there is one word to encompass the character of Iris, it is GRACE. May we all strive to follow her example and extend grace to others, especially when that can seem very difficult to do. She will be so dearly missed.
The Mitten family would like to acknowledge the care Iris received for the last year from Senior Homecare by Angels in Preston as well as Dr. Rachael Halligan and nurses Joanne and Pat. Their care allowed Iris to stay in her home, fulfilling one of her wishes. They genuinely cared for and loved her. The care she received was above and beyond the call of duty and we are so very grateful.
A private family gathering for Iris will take place in the spring. We hope to have a celebration of life service when circumstances allow.
Knowing how important these charitable organizations meant to Iris, we ask that you consider a donation to any of the following: St. Luke’s United Church (saintlukesunited.org); Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation - Iris Mitten Scholarship Award (cndfoundation.org); Parkinson’s Canada (parkinson.ca) or Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca).
Arrangements entrusted to Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, ON N3C 1N8, 519-658- 9366 (lounsburyfuneralhome.com)
Jesus said:
God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mitten, Iris, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Mitten, Iris.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Mitten, Iris here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Mitten, Iris by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Cheryl Zinszer

Posted at 05:59pm
We are so very sorry to hear about Iris. She was such a wonderful lady. Our thoughts go to the family. John and Cheryl Zinszer
JT

John Trothen

Posted at 09:41am
Our deepest condolences John Bev Jonathan & Michelle Trothen
JS

Janet Simms-Baldwin

Posted at 07:09pm
On behalf of Soroptimist International of Cambridge, we wish to send condolences to Iris' family and to honour one of the Charter Members of our club started 40 years ago. May she rest in peace! Janet Simms- Baldwin
SL

Shirley lindhorst

Posted at 04:08pm
Just heard of Iris passing - May she Rest In Peace - my husband and I met Iris and her three fun loving girl friends on a cruise as they were seated at our table every evening for dinner - that meal was always one that we didn’t want to end as it was always so full of fun and laughter as we recounted our day on shore - heaven will be a joyful place now Iris has joined the club

KC Fernando

Posted at 09:57am
My deepest condolences to her family. Iris was lovely lady with a kind, sweet smile and wonderful heart. I miss meeting her and her daughter Rachel at our Soroptimist meetings. Her contributions and generosity were not be forgotten, She will be missed
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each