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ORVILLE J. MILLINGS (aka SONNY) Obituary pic


Born: Nov 27, 1930

Date of Passing: May 10, 2020

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(aka SONNY)
November 27, 1930 - May 10, 2020

Quietly, on May 10, 2020, at the age of 89, at the Gimli Hospital, Orville (with his stepdaughter Betty by his side) went to join his love, Madeline, in heaven.
Orville was born in Kenora, Ontario on November 27, 1930 and moved to Winnipeg in 1964 to continue his 36-year career with CP Rail, retiring in 1986. In 1988 he and Madeline moved to British Columbia and travelled all over North America. Due to failing health, they moved back to Stonewall in 2001 to be closer to family. After Madeline's death in 2014 he moved to the "House of Hope" in Arborg to be closer to Betty. Failing health caused the move to Gimli Betel in the fall of 2017.
Orville was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Margret Millings, sister Bernice and Eddie Bunn, first wife Joan, Baby Millings (at birth), second wife Madeline, stepdaughter Linda Bazuik, and great-grandsons, JC Hallett and Dallas Hayka.
He leaves to mourn his passing, stepdaughters, Betty Comberbach, Lorrie Heaps both of Arborg and Valery Guffei (Ross) of Edmonton, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren, nephews, Leslie, Kevin and Warren Bunn, brother-in-law Jack Cederland and families of Kenora.
As per Orville's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family burial will take place with a Celebration of Life at a future date.

MacKenzie Funeral Home
1 800 467 0024

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Grew up very very close with my great grandpa. Followed his footsteps and started at the railway and have had the pleasure of working with guys who knew him. It made me happy to see him so proud of me to follow him. RIP I love you. - Posted by: T (Great grandson ) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Karen and Family. I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We had some good times and so many memories. Rip Sonny Susan & Brent - Posted by: Susan (Neice) on: May 22, 2020

  • He was a good man he Will be sadly missed by so many xoxox condolences to the whole family ❣️❣️❣️ - Posted by: Gina Macduff (Friends) on: May 18, 2020

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