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MAJOR DOROTHY PEARL MILLAR (KNAAP)
Born: May 26, 1926
Date of Passing: Jun 10, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
MAJOR DOROTHY PEARL MILLAR
In 1947 she married fellow Salvationist Len Millar and together they entered the College for Officer Training in the King's Messengers Session. Following appointments in Canada, Dorothy and Len spent many years in Africa, including South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Liberia, where they pioneered the work of The Salvation Army. Dorothy was a published author writing two books about their experiences in Africa. She was an accomplished pianist, playing for many groups throughout her life. She was also a talented seamstress, sewing clothes for their children when they were small, as well as all of her daughters' wedding dresses. Dorothy loved to knit and crochet and made special gifts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In retirement Dorothy kept active in the Kiwanis Club where she served as president. In the latter years, blindness curtailed her activities, however Dorothy continued to honour God by playing the piano and leading Chapel Services and Bible Studies in her retirement home. Her faith in God shone through and helped her throughout her life.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Len, of 70 years in 2018. She is survived by her brother Walt Knaap, sister Marjory Ueckert, her four children: Major Len (Ros) Millar, Major Jo (Dale) Sobool, Major Cath (John) McFarlane and Pat (Cyril) LeBlanc, 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple, 825 School Road, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0S8.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2019, Jun 13, 2019, Jun 15, 2019
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Remembering Dorothy being kind and having patience with me when I first started visiting palliative patients at Grace Hospital many years ago. She had a way of making you feel comfortable in a uncomfortable situation. Sending love to Cath & John and their families - Posted by: Betty Stire (Volunteer) on: Jun 12, 2019
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