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Obituary for Mitchelle Lee De Peazer

DePeazer, Mitchelle "Mitch":

Mitchelle Lee De Peazer came into this world on July 10, 1981 and left us unexpectedly on March 26, 2021 at the age of 39. He was the beloved son of Terrence (Ruth) De Peazer and Carol (Tony) Opaleke.

Loving brother of Stacey (Jamie), Mark, Michael, Marlon and Kemi. Cherished uncle of Whitney, Noah, Zachariah, Khalil, Elijah, Evangeline, Jacob, Olivia and Vanessa. Mitch will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whose lives he touched.

To know Mitch was to know a caring, sensitive person who encouraged and inspired others. People were drawn to Mitch because of his engaging personality and the empathy he naturally felt for them. Infectious smile, good nature, sense of humour and generosity were things mentioned by those who knew him. He was a great listener who also had much to offer in conversation. He had a deep faith in God, who he looked to as his source of joy and for strength to deal with the challenges of life. Those who mourn Mitch’s loss find comfort in knowing that he is now at peace in the presence of his Creator.

Mitch was born in Calgary, grew up in Winnipeg, and as an adult moved to Kitchener. He moved to Ottawa in 2018. Mitch worked for much of his life as a drywall taper, a skill he learned from his father. Mitch loved music and music production, which became a part-time vocation. He was a skilled photographer and shared his artistry with many friends and family. Children were drawn to Mitch and in addition to his nieces and nephews, he became “Uncle Mitch” to the children of his friends. Most recently, the 6 year old daughter of a friend said “I love Mitch, he is always happy and he picks the best Kinder Eggs”. To thank him this little girl made Mitch a beautiful wrist chain.

Mitch's family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener. A private funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel. Those wishing to attend Mitch's visitation must RSVP through the funeral home website or by calling 519-749-8467. 

Due to limited numbers because of COVID 19, those unable to attend, Mitch's service may view it via live stream at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 8,2021 at

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre - Transition House would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

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