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DORIS A. MILLMAN

Born: Dec 01, 1906

Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2003

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DORIS A. MILLMAN Always to be lovingly remembered by her large extended family, Doris Angelina Millman died Sunday, March 9, 2003 at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 96. The second oldest of the four children of the late T.L. and Leila Arnett, Doris was born December 1, 1906 in Souris, MB. She completed her grade 12 in Souris, then moved with her family to Winnipeg where she attended Wesley College and the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Although it was unusual in those days, she played ice hockey for the university womens team and became a tennis enthusiast, her favourite sport in her younger years. After graduation, she worked for the Royal Bank where she met fellow Winnipegger Linc Newman whom she married in 1934. Lincs career with the bank took them to Calgary, Toronto and then to London, England, where they lived with their two children for five years immediately after the Second World War. Returning to Canada in 1950, they resided in Montreal until Linc died in 1955 and Doris returned with her children to Winnipeg. In the early 1960s, she married Ted Millman of Canada Safeway whose three children became an important part of her life. Ted and Doris lived on Oxford Street and later Montrose Street until Teds death in the early 1980s. Doris continued to live independently in the Montrose home for most of the next two decades, helped greatly in recent years by her daughter Alison Kennedy and her sister Frances Bowles plus many other family members who were caregivers. Doris is survived by her sons, Roger Newman (Jan), Gimli; Don Newman (Shannon), Ottawa; Bob Millman (Linda Chernenkoff), Winnipeg; Hartley Vance Millman (Claudia), Ottawa; her daughter Alison Kennedy, Winnipeg; her sister Frances Bowles, Winnipeg; and her sisters-in-law, Joyce Newman and Bernie Arnett, Winnipeg. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Joanne Newman, Winnipeg; Jim Newman (Colleen), Winnipeg; Jacqui Vaskovitch (John), Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Susan and Christine Kennedy, Winnipeg; David Millman (Seline) and Ted Millman, Ottawa; Patricia Millman (Murray Webb), Vancouver; Rob Millman (Marjorie), and Chris Millman, Winnipeg. As well, she was close to her 10 great-grandchildren and to numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands, Linc and Ted; her brothers, Tom and Shel Arnett; her daughter-in-law Audrey-Ann Newman; and her grandson Linc Newman. Doris was a member of Westminster United Church and faithfully listened to the churchs radio services when she was unable to attend personally in the last couple of years. She enjoyed bridge, gatherings of family and friends, daily phone calls to and from family members and the TV broadcasts of Dr. Robert Schuller and CBC Newsworld, particularly the afternoon program hosted by her son Don. An avid follower of politics and world affairs, she expressed the hope - just a day before her death - that there would be no war over Iraq. She will be remembered by the family as a cheerful, positive, independent and nurturing person who was always caring and compassionate no matter what the circumstances. Just before her death, her eldest great-grandchild Terri Newman bought her a figurine of a guardian angel who promised on the inscription to be a best friend, kissing away tears and bringing smiles on rainy days. We were too late to present it to her, but it will sit on the mantel, comforting us in the knowledge that our "nana" is now with her angel. A memorial service for Doris will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln Taylor Newman Memorial Fund, Queens University, 99 University Ave., Kingston, ON K7L 3N6. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 17, 2003

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