John Mills

Obituary of John Mills

In loving memory of Mr. John Frederick Mills who passed away at the Temiskaming Hospital on October 15, 2020 at the age of 97 years. John was the oldest of 4 boys, he was born a premature baby in Sombra Township, John spent the first days of his life on the oven door being fed with an eye dropper. He grew up on the family farm in Southern Ontario. His army service took him to different locations in Europe. In 1960 John moved his family to Haileybury. In his lifetime John wore many hats working on boats on the Great Lakes, driving truck, working as a mechanic, logging and at Rexwood till he retired. After e retired, he and Gladys made many friends as they camped, fished and hunted in the area. After Gladys’ death he married Evelyn Wright. He remained self-sufficient in his house until he entered the hospital shortly before his death. He passed away peacefully with his daughter Cheryl by his side. He is survived by his wife Evelyn; daughter Cheryl Huff (Brian); step daughters Faye Browning (Robert), Donna Lefaivre (late Raymond); 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is pre deceased by his parents Harrison and Florence Mills; his wife Gladys; his son Robert; and by his brothers Sidney, Kenny and Melvin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no service at this time due to Covid. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Logan and Dr. Slaney as well as the many hospital staff members who cared for John during his stay in the hospital. If desired donations to Temiskaming Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated.
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