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NELLIE (BILLIE) TAYLOR MILLAR (STEWART)

Born: Jan 16, 1925

Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2004

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NELLIE (BILLIE) TAYLOR MILLAR (nee STEWART) January 16, 1925 - August 6, 2004 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Nellie (Billie) Taylor Millar on August 6, 2004. Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Holy Family Nursing Home. Mom was predeceased by her husband Alex in July of 1993 and her only daughter Gladys, in June 2000. She was also predeceased by her parents; stepmother and by many brothers and sisters. Now she will be united with them all. Mom will be mourned and sadly missed by her son Jim and his wife Sheila; sisters, Margaret Nielsen and Nessie Salmon; many nieces and nephews especially Lloyd and Joyce Wood, Kay and Raymond Bourgeois. Mom also had one brother in-law Watt (Ruby) Forbes and one stepbrother and four stepsisters. Mom was born in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and her family immigrated to Canada in 1928 to farm in Beulah, MB. She served in the Canadian Womens Army Corps during the Second World War. She married Alexander Millar on February 7, 1946. Mom worked very hard all her life. She was a supervisor for Chicago Kosher, Schneiders Meats and then Weidman Foods for over 30 years. As if working full time and raising her family wasnt enough work, Mom was very active in her community with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #141, the Branch #141 Ladies Auxiliary for over 50 years and the F.O.E. Aries #23 Ladies Auxiliary for 35 years. Mom received many awards for her untiring work for the sick, elderly, disabled and underprivileged. The award she was most proud of was the Palm Leaf, which is the highest awarded given by the Royal Canadian Legion received in 1987. Mom was a very loving and generous person who always put others before herself. She had a great sense of humour and really loved children. She loved it whenever little ones visited her and when she still had her health, was only too happy to babysit for family and friends. A very special thank you to Homecare workers, especially Lilianne and Angie for their kindness, support and hard work. Also a very special thank you to the nurses and all the staff of the St. Francis Unit at Holy Family Nursing Home for your kindness, caring and compassion while Mom was in your care. An extra special thank you to June Moore, moms favourite. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nellies memory to the Holy Family Nursing Home, 165 Aberdeen Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2W 1T9, or to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 09, 2004

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