Obituary of Bill MacMillan
MacMILLAN: William Peter ‘Bill’ –
A resident of Palmyra, and formerly of Leamington, Bill MacMillan passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the age of 88.
Born in Walkerville, Bill was the son of the late Dr. Donald and Mildred (MacKay) MacMillan.
Beloved husband of 69 years to Hazel (nee Shilson).
Dear father to Rev. Donald MacMillan (Cora) of Ridgetown, the late Robert MacMillan (2005) (Lisa) of R.R. # 3 Ridgetown, Kathryn Moylan (Gord) of St. Marys, Peter MacMillan (Kelly) of R.R. # 1 Ridgetown and Stuart MacMillan (Sherry) of R.R. # 5 St. Thomas.
Proud grandfather of William (Elisa), Elissa (Agustin), Daniel, Jonathan; Angus (Mado), Fiona; Blaire (Keegan), Kyle; Emma and Noel.
Survived by eight great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his brother Donald MacMillan (late Renate).
Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Bill and Hazel shared 69 years on the family farm. He loved his wife and his family immensely and will be missed by many good friends. He loved listening to country music, particularly Hank Williams, and was a fine pianist, guitarist and autoharp player himself.
Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at Emmanuel Congregational Church, 92 Erie Street North, Ridgetown at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 4, 2019 with Rev. Tim Lukings officiating. Private family interment to be held at Palmyra Cemetery.
Donations made in memory of Bill to the Parkinson Society or Brain Tumour Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, 519-674-3141
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Bill
MacMillan 1931 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Ridgetown, Province: Ontario