Surrounded by family, our beloved Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021.
Millie was born in Selkirk, Manitoba to Albert and Mary. Millie lived in many places over the years, raising her children in Claresholm Alberta, moving to Lethbridge, living with her daughter, Heather, in Penticton, then moving back to Lethbridge to live near her daughters Norma and Kandra, she also took in and cared for her grandchildren Ilea and Nicole. She will be forever remembered and cherished by her children Bernard, Heather, Norma, and Kandra (Rob); Her grandchildren Mathew, Tyler, Ilea, Jordan, Jesse, Kayci, Cole, Nicole, Mercedes, Madison, and her 17 great grandchildren and her siblings Harvey, Grace (Gary), Beverly (Cliff), Barb, Karen (Carlio). Millie was predeceased by her father Albert, mother Mary and her sister Rose, and her brother Douglas.
Millie was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her. Her door was always open to ANYONE, “many strays”. Any human or animal who needed her was greeted with an open door and a smiling face. Her favorite hobby was crocheting and sewing barbie and doll clothes. At times we think she did it with her eyes closed! Every Christmas she donated her treasures made with love to the children who otherwise may not have had. She thrived from spoiling as many people in her life as possible: this was her most desired passion.
Millie had a lot of challenges raising 4 children and many grandchildren, but always made sure everyone had what they needed, regardless of the hurdles thrown her way. She was a hard worker up until her health started to decline, which was when her local family members made the hard choice to move her from her home to Good Samaritans.
When she moved to Good Samaritans North Lethbridge, she quickly made friends and was always on a mission to crack jokes, be silly, and have the most fun she could with everyone who came to her door. It never failed, she always had goodies, jokes, and a completely decorated door. It did not take long before this gem stole many hearts of the residents and staff.
Millie will forever be missed, but never forgotten!
It's not goodbye
It's I'll see you later. G
“When I come to the end of my road, and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room; why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me – but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take and each one must go alone.
Its all part of the master’s plan. MISS ME – But not too long.”