Vale Phil Mitchell

It is on a sad note the museum reports the passing of a past-president and secretary of the Society, Phil Mitchell, on Sunday evening (1/10/2017) at the Murravale Nursing Home in Murrurundi.

Mr Mitchell was 94-years-of-age and had been unwell for some time.

He was responsible for overseeing the erection of the village's Pioneer Cottage and credited with keeping the museum open during some difficult times.

Eulogies at his funeral on Tuesday spoke of his devotion to the township and his involverment with both Legacy and War Widows work.

Mr Mitchell's family, including his wife and daughters, preceeded him.

Museum treasurer Carolyn Farrow said he was a: “Tireless worker for the museum,” while Charlotte Drake-Brockman said “he was genuine about his care for the people in town.”

RSL stalwart Bobby Paton cited his work with both Legacy and the RSL saying he was diligent in both organisations.


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