Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

James Donald "Don" Millar

Male 1921 - 2018  (96 years)


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  • Name James Donald "Don" Millar 
    Born 24 Dec 1921  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200482655 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200482655 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-134287 
    Died 26 May 2018  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I134287  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Frederick Blain Millar,   b. 1 Nov 1887, Lindsay, Ops Twp., Victoria Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1955, RR4, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Ida Bergey,   b. 16 Jun 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1978, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1918  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F187947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Doreen "Doreen" Hood,   b. 13 Jun 1920, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2010, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F61792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • IN THE CARE OF Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

      James Donald Millar, 24 December, 1921 \endash 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 greeting.

      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 \endash 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 of 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 Doctors Without Borders, The Christian Children's Fund of Canada, or the Mennonite Central Committee would be gratefully appreciated and may be arranged through the funeral home. Online condolences at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com

      https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/kitchener-on/james-millar-7862244

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      Millar/ J. Donald/ Millar/ 1921- / M. Doreen/ Hood/ 1920- / [Back] Shuh Memorials/ Kitchener, Ont./ 744-5551 [2020 update] Donald died 2018

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1921 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 2018 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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