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WCL saddened to learn of the passing of Andy Mitton

June 08, 2023
Andy Mitton

WCL was saddened to learn of the passing of Andrew ‘Andy’ Mitton on June 2.

Andy was a Major in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry of the Canadian Army who served overseas in Afghanistan and Ukraine. He was also a decorated wrestler and a beloved member of the UNB Wrestling, Black Bears Wrestling Club, and Lutte New Brunswick Wrestling communities. Andy was a leader and role model for his fellow athletes and acted as the UNB Wrestling Team Captain. During this time, Andy captured a silver medal at the National Championships and was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Canadian, also earning him the 2001 James Downey Shield – for UNB’s Male Athlete Of The Year. Andy also went on to win the 2003 Canadian Olympic Trials in the Men’s 74kg Greco Roman and represented Team Canada at the 2003 Senior World Championships in France. After graduating from UNB with his BScKIN in 2003, Andy also became an assistant coach at UNB.

A husband, father, Military Officer, teammate, and friend, Andy will be remembered for his welcoming and caring demeanor, his infectious energy and positive attitude, his ability to lead and bring out the best in others, and his indomitable fighting spirit.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Kelley (Robinson) Mitton; cherished children, Gabriel and Adele Mitton; father, Walter Mitton (Aurore); mother, Elizabeth “Liz” Smith (Dana); sisters, Lisa Norden, Nicole Munns (Bill), and Kim Langen (Jeff); brothers, Jeffery Mitton (Mel), Chris Mitton (Rebecca), and Rodney Smith, as well as many nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Hospice House Fredericton.

WCL extends its condolences to Andy’s family, friends and the New Brunswick wrestling community.