Celebration of Life Planned for Diver Tim Mitchell
A celebration of life service has been planned to honor and remember Tim Mitchell, who tragically lost his life last Tuesday while attempting to save boats during the storm at Catalina Island. Tim Mitchell was one of SCUBA Luv’s dive instructors and a Dive Master, Instructor, and Boat Captain on the King Neptune dive boat. He was also a harbor patrolman in Avalon, and regarded as a hero for his actions during the storm.
Greg Bombard of Catalina Express has graciously donated the 300 passenger “Cat X” to transport anyone from the mainland who would like to come to the island for the service. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, January 8
7:30am – Departure. The “Cat X” will also take those people back to San Pedro at the end of the day.
10:00am – A public service will be held with all invited to attend at Casino Dive Park
12:00pm – Catalina Express “Cat X” and all other vessels will depart Float 5 and the procession will go to Little Farnsworth (just offshore from the Edison plant) for a scattering of the ashes. The family will be aboard Rescue 2 and all other boats will shadow Rescue 2 while the ashes are released.
2:00-6:00 pm Celebration of Life – All invited to the M Restaurant, 205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon.
A fund has been set up for Tim’s family, and donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Avalon Harbor Employees Association, PO Box 1085, Avalon, CA 90704.