Mr Gregory James Mitchell

19/10/1952 - 11/12/2021

In loving memory of Gregory James Mitchell who sadly passed away on 11th December 2021
Passed away peacefully Saturday morning 11th December in Geelong.

A Loving husband to Bronwen.
Wonderful father to Jane and Jonathan, Loved father-in-law to Greg and Eleanor.
Beloved Son to June and Robin (dec), Brother to Carrolyn and David, Heather, David and Maggie.
Adored Granddad (Pa) to Lucinda, Thomas and Hamish, Harriet and Philippa.
Much-loved Uncle of Matthew and Suzanne, Bryn and Meredith.

A respected and loved surgeon in Geelong for over 30 years, he will be sadly missed by many.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to RACS Foundation for surgery, envelopes will be available at the service or online
www.surgeons.org/en/foundation-for-surgery/donate-now

An uninterrupted recording of Gregory’s service can be viewed with the link below.
https://vimeo.com/659203441/ce8ead8488

Funeral
Christchurch Anglican Geelong
Crn of Moorabool Street & McKillop Street Geelong
22/12/2021 @ 13:30
Aimee Wheate
2021-12-14 10:35:15
To the Mitchell/Altmann family All our love, prayer and thoughts are with as you celebrate Greg’s life. Love Paul, Aimee, Eliana, Myles and Beatrix
Rafael Acosta
2021-12-15 02:09:41
It was a privilege to have worked with you and help people in need of care. Your care and compassion for your patients made you very special. You are a good MAN!!!
Tony Hall
2021-12-15 03:05:55
Farewell to a wonderful man & kind doctor, loved by his family, respected by his colleagues and adored by his patients
Helen, Ian Zierk
2021-12-15 03:06:52
Dear Bronwyn, Jane and Jonathon, we are deeply saddened to hear of Greg's passing. Such a gentle soul with a fine family that we have been previleged to know and hold memories fondly. From our family to yours, all our love.
Jan Reynolds
2021-12-15 03:22:47
My deepest condolences to you all. I am wrapping my arms around you Bron. A true gentleman. Love Jan
Rosemary and Robert , Mum Val King / Galagher
2021-12-15 06:02:03
Dear Bron With love to you all. Thank you for organising the online service. We will be with you in spirit. Rosemary, Robert, Aunty Val
Jenny Mackay
2021-12-15 21:22:35
‘A blessing for the broken-hearted’ Jan Richardson We’re so grateful to have known Greg, and grateful for very special memories with your family, finding it so hard to believe your wonderful husband, father and Pa has gone ahead. With much love to you Bron, Jane and Jono and families. Andy and Jenny Mackay, Jono, Kate and James, Thelma Redford
Yolanda Craig
2021-12-16 02:30:56
Such a kind and gentle man. It was a privilege to have experienced his care, wisdom and friendship whilst working with him. With much love to Bron, Jane and Johnno and their families and to Greg’s Mum, brother and sister. We will always remember Greg and he will always be missed
Jeff McCracken-Hewson
2021-12-17 04:27:14
Our love, sympathy and heartfelt good wishes go to Bronwen, Jonathan, Jane and all the family.
Annie Walker
2021-12-18 00:55:38
I am very saddened at the passing of Dr Mitchell. He was a wonderful doctor and I owe my life to him. Deepest condolences to his family
Glen Archibald
2021-12-18 01:08:27
Sending condolences and love to Bron, Jonathan and Jane. Greg was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work for.
Jacquie Wood
2021-12-18 03:24:58
My love and sympathy to you Bron, and all your family. Greg was such a special man, a true gentleman, always with a smile. It was lovely being ‘neighbours’ up on Level 5 at Geelong Private. He will be sadly missed. Jacquie (from Barry Lansdell’s rooms).
GAIL BOWTELL
2021-12-18 05:10:08
Such a wonderful and caring Gentleman and Doctor. He gave me hope in dark days, he's a very bright shining light to all. My sympathy to the family. He will be very sadly missed.
Elizabeth Goldsworthy
2021-12-18 18:14:13
Condolences to Dr Mitchell’s family. From one of his very grateful patients. I hold fond memories of a gentle, caring doctor who helped me through difficult times. May he Rest In Peace.
Doug McLean
2021-12-18 23:55:44
My sincere condolences to Greg’s family at this sad time. He will be remembered as a very capable and professional surgeon who helped me during a difficult part of my life.
Lisa Di Stefano
2021-12-19 09:42:26
Dear Bron, Janie, Greg, Lucy, Thomas, Hamish, Jono and family, Sending all our love to you all at this sad time. Greg was always so friendly, caring and respectful – it truly was an honour to know him and he will be greatly missed by all. Love Lisa, Damian, Archie, Charlotte, Holly & Macy Di Stefano
David Watters
2021-12-21 02:04:42
Greg was always focused on providing high quality care, and was consistently supportive to his colleagues. It has been a privilege to work with him and he led many advances in breast surgery in Geelong, in addition to providing a broad general surgical service and, for over a decade, leading Surgical Unit 2. Greg we will miss your wisdom and your humour but you won't be forgotten in the Department of Surgery
Lea Knowles
2021-12-21 06:15:40
Dear Bron, Jane, Jonathon and families. Our heartfelt condolences to you all at this time. We have many treasured neighbourly memories of Greg and Wallace Street, where all our families enjoyed such dear friendships and happy times over the years. Greg was such a kind and gentle friend, who will be so dearly and sadly missed by all. Fond memories will be cherished. Love to you all at this time, from The Knowles Family.
Dickson Ma
2021-12-21 06:22:53
Vale, Greg. Wonderful, kind and insightful. In God's loving hands. Deepest condolences to Bronwyn and family.
Trudy Clark
2021-12-21 09:31:54
I saw Greg as a patient many years ago when I first moved to the area, and have shared many patients with him over the years in my role as a local GP. I have always been so impressed by his amazing surgical skills, and the kindness and compassion he has shown to every patient. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
David Lun
2021-12-21 09:32:05
It was always a privilege to work with you, in normal working hours , as well as in the early morning ungodly hours. You are always professional, sensible, and kind. Thank you for your contribution in Geelong. Your legacy will remain among our clinical staff, and more importantly, your patients.
Hamish MacLean
2021-12-21 12:53:13
Dear Bron, Jane, Jono and families, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Greg was such a kind and caring man and was certainly well respected and loved by those who knew him. He will be missed! Sending you all warm hugs! Love Hamish, Alicia, Ellie and Oliver MacLean.
Joe and Jeannie Di Stefano
2021-12-21 13:15:10
Dear Bronwen, Jane, Jonathan and families, Greg was highly respected for his skill, humanity and empathy, and will be missed by his medical and nursing colleagues, staff, friends and countless grateful patients. We sincerely trust that the collective love and support of all your friends and of each other, as well as your own personal cherished memories of him, not as a doctor, but as a husband, father, father-in -law and grandfather may be of comfort at this painful time. Love from Joe and Jeannie Di Stefano
karl braslis
2021-12-21 17:49:03
To Bron, Jane and Jono I spent many years sharing rooms with Greg. I had many wonderful conversations with him. I was blessed to know his good humour, generosity of spirit and kindness. Rest in God's peace Karl and Amy Braslis
Melissa Viney
2021-12-21 20:05:47
A gentle and humble man who was generous to his colleagues and was a wonderful mentor to all Deepest sympathy to his family Vale,Greg
Rebekah Beautyman
2021-12-21 21:02:51
Bron, Jane, and Jono My deepest condolences, he will certainly be missed. Thoughts are with you all at this time. Love bek
Ian & AM Holten
2021-12-21 21:37:26
A genuine compassionate, empathetic surgeon who held and cared for so many of us in the palms of his skilful hands. " To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die ' . Holding you, Greg, Bronwen and family close in our thoughts and prayers . Ian & AM Holten
Belinda Carne
2021-12-21 22:30:32
Such a loss. Greg was invariably kind, caring and generous with his knowledge. Courteous to all, regardless of seniority and a gentle man with a great sense of humour. He will be missed.
Lenn Ditmanson
2021-12-22 00:27:41
Sending our warmest Love and Sympathy to all the Mitchell Branch of the Clan. May you find deep comfort in wonderful memories of what a fine Man Greg was! Hope you can enjoy knowing he will be with you in Spirit for ever! We will be thinking so much of you this Christmas Season🙏🏻🎄❤️
Rhoda lynch
2021-12-22 00:38:17
Dear Bronwen. I am thinking of you today and always. Love Rhoda
Ben Miller
2021-12-22 00:45:50
A beautiful man of equanimity and compassion. Love to all the Mitchells and Altmanns.
Peter Gates
2021-12-22 01:14:40
I will attend the funeral online as I understand the church is very small Greg was in my year at Uni and he was one of life's true gentlemen and a highly respected surgeon
Donna & Gordon Ditmanson
2021-12-22 01:20:19
Sending our loving condolences to dear Bron and all of the Mitchell family. We are comforted by all the fond memories we share, from Australia, Spain, and Taiwan to Arizona and Minnesota, everywhere filled with laughter and love. We feel fortunate to be friends and family. Love to you all.
Greg and Hilary Neerhut
2021-12-22 01:26:17
We remember Greg fondly always a friendly smile . Many a chat was had whilst churning out laps ( slowly ) at the GC swimming pool. Bronwen our thoughts are with you and the family at this sad time x Hilary and Greg
Peter Woods
2021-12-22 02:14:12
From the Nth Essendon boys Graeme and Robert Skewes Barry Cook Alan Montgomerie Don, Trevor and Peter Woods We owe your family so much
Charlie and Ali Corke
2021-12-22 02:42:28
Sending you all our loving thoughts at this sad time. We feel privileged to have shared almost forty years of friendship with you all. We are attending, but from Apollo Bay - where we are looking forward to seeing you all as soon as you can come. With our love, and happy memories from York and Geelong. Ali and Charlie xxx
Hali Day
2021-12-22 02:45:13
Kindness, happiness and love flowed from Greg. It was my privilege to have chatted and laughed with him so often. My deepest sympathies to all of Greg’s family, so much love to you all.
Peter Vuillermin
2021-12-22 04:38:24
I would like to send my best wishes and condolences to Greg's family. It was a beautiful service. Listening to the stories of Greg's life was truly humbling and inspiring.
Leeanne Innes
2021-12-22 04:43:15
Greg was my surgeon when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1998 at the age of 29. With no family support, Greg's kind manner and caring truly helped me through my journey. I remember the nurses at St John of God being amazed by his neat stitching! He was very impressed when I told him I went bungy jumping in New Zealand. He was very proud of his new rooms at St John of God. He was always a pleasure to see as my doctor twice a year and I was saddened to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He truly made a difference in people's lives.
Bryn Davies
2021-12-22 04:49:45
Greg was such a wonderful uncle and an inspiring person to be around and learn from. He lived with such intention, a big thinker who also able to focus so fully on what was in front of him, approaching everything with curiosity and everyone with compassion. I will always treasure the time we had together in the shed, the gentle chat about life around the table saw, and the endearing memory of you that will live on in the furniture we made. I’ll miss you greatly but I’m so grateful to have known you at all. Love Bryn
Maggie Isom
2021-12-22 05:13:15
Dear Bronwyn & Greg’s beautiful family I was so sad to hear of Greg’s passing - he was such a special man kind , caring and understanding to family , patients and friends alike - he will indeed be missed I have such good memories of working with Greg in the initial beginnings of Breastscreen and he supported me over many years My love to you all Maggie
Evan Purdey
2021-12-22 05:23:08
Jono, Jane and Bronwen My deep condolences to you. Greg was such a funny, warm and welcoming presence during my formative years and I feel lucky to have known him. I know how much he and Bronwen's friendship meant to Ray and Dee too. My thoughts are with you all. Evan x
Peter Champness
2021-12-22 05:33:33
Thank you for streaming the service. I was touched by the recording of "Going Home"- Mark Knopfler for the recessional. I presume this might have been a favorite of Greg's and a reminissence of his time in the Scottish Isles.
Colin Styles
2021-12-22 10:45:10
Greg was a most charming man and most capable Surgeon. He is a loss to all. Colin and Moira Styles
Margaret Dwyer
2021-12-22 10:48:27
Greg was my surgeon back in 2006. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Bron and the whole family on this tragic loss of a really gentle man. I will never forget his kindness and sensitivity. The guard of honour at St John of God Hospital today was a moving tribute to this talented man.
Andrew Whan
2021-12-23 05:36:44
It is with great sadness that the Senior Medical Staff Group at Barwon Health learnt of the recent death of our esteemed friend and colleague, Greg Mitchell. Greg was a true gentleman, a skilled and caring general and breast surgeon, and a fine teacher. He provided the Geelong region with his highly regarded surgical services for over 30 years. His many contributions to Barwon Health included his surgical expertise and leadership, his passion and advocacy for breast cancer services and development of a sub-specialist breast surgery service, teaching, training and mentorship of many young doctors and a term as treasurer of the Senior Medical Staff Group at Barwon Health. Greg will be greatly missed by all. Our deepest sympathy on behalf of all the senior medical staff at Barwon Health to Greg's wife Bronwyn and his family and friends. Andrew Whan Chair Barwon Health Senior Medical Staff Group
Doreen Robertson
2021-12-28 07:55:59
A wonderful dr and lovely caring man.kind thoughts to family from one of his patients.
Andrea Bolte
2022-01-15 10:18:51
So very sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. He was a brilliant surgeon and wonderful support to me during my cancer diagnosis and 10 years of follow up. He was kind, patient, knowledgeable and so humane. I feel very lucky to have shared the most difficult time of my life with him and his amazing staff. A true gentleman and a wonderful man. My deepest condolences to Greg’s family - I’m sure he was much loved by all. Rest In Peace.
Judy Klerks
2022-01-30 08:47:47
We have moved from the Geelong region to Cairns so I am only now reading of Greg's passing. He was my doctor in 2013 and 2015 and I could not have asked for anyone better if I tried. He was caring, informative and the ultimate gentleman. I am very sad for him leaving us - the world is worse off for his passing! My condolences to his family! PS David Davies was an old colleague of mine from TV days!
Sue Fraser
2022-10-14 01:31:55
I am attending a breast conference in Brisbane and just heard of Greg’s passing My sincere condolences to all his family I was in Greg’s class at Melbourne University and we often caught up at various breast cancer conferences Greg was such a kind and friendly person and I was very sad to hear news of his passing
Alison Costin
2023-03-07 08:09:33
When I had my first consultation with Greg, we found out my husband’s uncle Bill Mitchell was Greg’s great uncle Bill. I knew Greg’s parents from church in Apollo Bay. Greg was renowned for his fine surgery. I most likely owe my life to him, as so many others would. Am still in shock after having just hearing of his passing. Love to his family. Alison &Neil. 7-3-2023
Karthigayini Sivasubramaniyam
2023-04-18 15:43:07
Dr Gregory Mitchell, was my consultant surgeon, when I was an Intern. The most humble, honest and inspiring surgeon. When I am with patients I often think if his care and advice. Shaped me as a doctor today. An incredible human. May he live forever. Tragedy for us, to not be able to learn from this incredible surgeon and human being.
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