April 21, 1974
September 28, 2023
Gavin Mifflin, originally from Blenheim but living in London, passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2023, at the age of 49. He was the beloved son of Gaele and Gary Mifflin, to whom he credited his personal and professional accomplishments. Gavin’s siblings, Richard, Heather, and Rebecca, and their children, Aislinn and Kaelan, also benefited from the influence of their loving parents.
Gavin’s professional endeavors took him to different cities, including Toronto, Chatham, and Blenheim before settling in London. London held a special place in his heart as it was there that he encountered the love of his life, Jennifer, and embarked on the greatest adventures of his life as a husband and father to their sons, Connor and Spencer.
Education played a significant role in Gavin’s life journey. He graduated from Blenheim District High School, where he actively participated in football as part of the Blenheim Bobcats. Even after his graduation, he maintained a connection with the school, serving as an announcer for the Bobcats’ games. Gavin’s distinctive catchphrase, “stopped by a pack of cats,” endeared him to the Blenheim community. He also showcased his vocal talents as part of the Blenheim Blades and worked as an announcer for their games. Gavin’s passion for broadcasting led him to study at Humber College, where he honed his skills as a radio announcer. He went on to work for CKSY in Chatham and later for Rogers TV in London. Gavin’s infectious smile and friendly nature made everyone feel valued, even after long absences, as he always made an effort to stay connected.
Gavin was an avid sports enthusiast, cheering for various teams such as the Wings, the Lions, the Pistons, and the Tigers, but his ultimate favorite was the Florida Gators, a team he proudly displayed on his personalized license plates. He also shared his love for sports through his work with Sport Travel, alongside his friend Matt. Eventually, Gavin pursued his passion for golf by completing the Golf and Club Management course at Fanshawe College. This led him to assume the role of General Manager at the Innerkip Highlands Golf Club before becoming a professor at Fanshawe College, teaching his graduate course.
Gavin’s warm personality earned him a place in the hearts of Jennifer’s family, including her parents Martina, Kerwin, and Joanne, her grandmother Carla, and her siblings Karen and Stacey, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was cherished as an uncle, nephew, son-in-law, brother-in-law, and friend. His infectious laughter and vibrant energy could brighten any room. Gavin’s family and friends fondly remember his unwavering support and loving nature. In his final Facebook post, he expressed gratitude for the overwhelming love and encouragement he received.
Cremation has already taken place, and visitation will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on October 4 and October 5. The interment ceremony will be a private family affair held at Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg. In memory of Gavin, donations can be made to an education fund created for his children or to the London Humane Society.