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Wilma Katherine Millar

April 30, 1931 - April 19, 2024



(Apr. 30, 1931 to Apr. 19,2024)

 Loving mother to Duncan and Andrew. She demonstrated her love in getting us through virtually every phase of life, from diapers to violin and trumpet recitals to teenager ups and downs to education to career advice to naming grandkids.

Adoring and supportive grandmother to Roy, Graham, Ross, Abby and Georgia.  On a teacher’s salary she managed to put enough money aside to fully fund all five of her grandchildren’s university education.

Dedicated business teacher at SAIT, in Calgary, where she affectionately referred to her students as “jellybeans” and required them to provide “nodding of heads” to demonstrate understanding.

Co-author of the Gregg Reference Manual, a leading style manual for students and business professionals, where Mom diligently worked to broaden the minds of Canadians about grammar and simultaneously increased awareness about diversity. Dick and Jane were replaced with Samir and Souhere.

Family historian, Mom published a book about the cottagers at Kapasawin Beach located just West of Edmonton. More than anywhere else, Mom loved the family cottage at Lake Wabamun.

Hard-working volunteer as a Day Captain for Meals on Wheels in Calgary for over 25 years, she worked at the Friends of the Farm in Ottawa for over 8 years and she knitted countless number of toques and mitts for the Snowsuit Fund.  Mom was always the first to volunteer to help others and support her community and she provided monetary support to numerous charities throughout her life.

Talented musician playing the piano and the organ. She attempted relentlessly to get her children to become musicians as well. Unfortunately, neither boy inherited her talents.

Sports fanatic her father played football for the Edmonton Eskimos and was Canadian Champion in boxing. She was a devoted Eskimo fan and was the quintessential sports grandparent thinking her grandkids were the best there was on the ice, on the court or on the mat.

Piffle.  Moms favorite word when things didn’t go her way was “Piffle.

It is a “piffle” that she is gone.


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Nancy Fletcher
Relation: friend

So sad to see that Wilma has gone. I always loved my time with her hair appointments. A truly amazing lady.

From: Daryl Ciezki & Family
Relation: My Aunt

Sending our condolence and prayers. I remember thinking Wilma had such a magical touch in the kitchen and marveled at how quickly she could peel potatoes. Our family was blessed to have her stay with us when she came to visit my dad Wilma’s brother Miles. We have fond memories of her positive spirt and cherished the stories she shared. Wishing you peace and comfort as you grieve.

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