April 29, 1922, to April 30, 2022
The day after her 100th birthday. Beloved wife of Harry, R.C.A.F. Survived by her loving sister Doreen Miller (Sydney); her daughter Nanci (Issie Goldman); granddaughter Elisa (Pedro Simoes), great-grandchildren Dani and Harrison; adopted daughters Hana and Donna; and her adoring nieces and grandnieces and nephews, Janis, Susan, Jesse and Jayme Clapoff; Karyn, Ron, Noah, Daniel Miller-Medzon; Gary Miller, Susan Quig and Adam; and Penelope Quick.
Millie was born on Henri Julien Street in Montreal and educated in French at the Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et Marie. She then worked in her second language at RCA Victor in the Glen, and later as an account manager at CAMA. She was a dedicated volunteer, serving as Vice President of the Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association. At the age of eighty-one she relocated to Toronto where she took two years of psychology courses — which she loved. At Hazleton Place, she continued her volunteering, winning Volunteer of the Year awards several times… as well as The Best Halloween Costume! In her mid-80s Millie discovered her talent for art, becoming an accomplished painter, collage-creator, and jewelry designer (selling some of her jewelry with proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Society). Millie was known for her beautiful smile, her sharp wit, her fabulous wardrobe, her Friday night cocktail parties…and the amount of time it took her every day to do her hair and put on her make-up just right (the only way she wanted to be seen!).
Above all, Millie’s abiding passion was her family, including those who were able to be with her until the end, and the family members she lost too soon: her sister Eileen, sons Melvin and Howard, and granddaughter Tamara.
Many thanks to the long-term care home staff at Kensington Gardens. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon West, on Monday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Burial at the Beth Ora Congregation Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O.
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