John Hardie Mitchell

John Hardie Mitchell was a successful entrepreneur, family man and philanthropist.  John was born and raised in Vancouver, educated at the University of British Columbia and owner of Canadian Stevedoring, the largest family owned business of its kind in Canada.  Before John passed away in 1987 he established the John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping those in need.  Survived by his wife Billie, daughter Donna Lee and sons John, Brian and Ian his legacy continues.  This site was created to honour the man, his life and his dedication to helping others.


  1. Wonderful videos of John and Billie. Your families must be so proud of their accomplishments. As a development coordinator for a Vancouver Island charity, I find it nice to have an opportunity to learn from their insight and perspective. Thank you. Lynn

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