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Friday, February 01, 2013

It is hardly believable but it is already 4 years since the passing away of my sister Ruth  on the 1st February 2009. My mother Elizabeth Mitchell nee Smith passed away recently. 
Here is a small tribute to my sister:

EU Ambassador John Bruton statement in honor of Dr. Ruth Mitchell-Pitts Ambassadeur de l'UE John Bruton déclaration en l'honneur du Dr Ruth Mitchell-Pitts

I was saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. J'ai été attristé d'apprendre le décès de Ruth. It is not at all surprising that she faced her illness with great courage and graciousness. Il n'est pas du tout surprenant que face à la maladie elle avec beaucoup de courage et de bienveillance.

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She applied both, as well as a keen sense of humor and vast intellectual and administrative abilities to her work, creating over two decades an impressive range of European and EU studies programs at the University of North Carolina. Elle s'applique à la fois, ainsi que d'un sens de l'humour et de grande capacité intellectuelle et administrative de son travail, la création de plus de deux décennies, une série impressionnante de l'Europe et l'Union européenne de programmes d'études à l'Université de Caroline du Nord. As I and other visitors to Chapel Hill can attest, Ruth simply had a unique capacity to get things done. Comme je l'ai et d'autres visiteurs à Chapel Hill, peuvent en témoigner, Ruth a tout simplement d'une capacité unique de faire avancer les choses.
Ruth also led North Carolina in acting as Network and Outreach Coordinator for the now 11 EU Centers of Excellence in the United States. Ruth a également conduit la Caroline du Nord, en agissant en tant que coordonnateur de réseau et de sensibilisation pour l'UE aujourd'hui 11 centres d'excellence aux États-UnisHere too she encouraged team work and a sense of common purpose, helping to make the Network a more coherent whole in promoting greater knowledge of the EU in the United States. Ici aussi, elle a encouragé le travail d'équipe et un sens de l'objectif commun, contribuer à rendre le réseau plus cohérent dans la promotion d'une meilleure connaissance de l'UE dans les États-Unis. She will be sorely missed. Elle nous manquera.
I and my staff wish to offer our condolences to her husband Brent, their daughters and granddaughter, and to Ruth's colleagues at Chapel Hill. Mon personnel et moi tenons à offrir nos condoléances à son mari Brent, leur fille et petite-fille, Ruth et à ses collègues, à Chapel Hill.
John Bruton

Mrs Elizabeth MITCHELL was the wife of Dr. Rev T.C> Mitchell, Minister, Professor and Lecturer at various Universities of the Church of the Nazarene. She passed away peacefully, in Scotland,in 2011.


In accordance with my promise, this is my tribute to just some of those who were close to us in life and are no longer there. My own wife Kathleen (Kate) Mitchel-Odell who passed away on 3rd March 1993.

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