James Donald Millar
24 December , 1921 – 26 May , 2018
Don Millar, who resided at the Sunshine Centre at Luther Village in
Waterloo, died early Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the age of 96 in his own
home in the comforting presence of a dear friend.
Don was a man of great good cheer, quick with a joke, a poem or song, a witty remark, and a smiling
Don was born December 24, 1921, in Wilmot Township to Frederick and Ida Millar.
Predeceased by his wife Doreen (nee Hood), his elder brother Douglas (Anne),
his younger brothers Robert (Elsie), Frederick, and Roderick, and his
brother-in-law Laurie (Pam) Hood.
Survived by his younger sisters Louisa (the late Gordon Moir) and Bertha
(the late Bob Landers), sisters-in-law Janet Millar and Alice (Harvey Sauder)
Millar, and brother-in-law Albert “Sonny” (Janine) Hood.
Dear Uncle Donald is remembered with great fondness by many nieces and nephews.
Although Don and Doreen had no children of their own, their honourary daughter
Shelley (Brian) Helmling had a special place in Don’s heart.
Don grew up on the family farm on Highland Road on the west side of Kitchener.
He served as a conscientious objector during WWII and worked as an electrician
with the Waterloo public school board. In retirement he and Doreen spent many
summers at their cottage, “Millar’s End”, on Sky Lake in the Bruce Peninsula
where countless happy memories were created with visiting family and friends.
Don enjoyed oil painting, woodworking, music, poetry, the occasional sip at
Happy Hour, and celebrated his Scottish heritage. Only hours before his
passing, he delighted those around him with a poetry recitation from memory.
Thanks to many kind caregivers at Luther Village who also adored Don.
Don’s family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900). Funeral service will be held at St. George’s Forest Hill Anglican Church, 321 Fischer-Hallman Rd., Kitchener, on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery.
Condolences to the family, and, in lieu of flowers, donations to Mennonite Central Committee
would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com
Mennonite Central Committee Ontario
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James Donald Millar 2018.source