Mildred Audrey Kavanagh

August 8, 1933December 19, 2018
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With sadness and heavy hearts her family announces that Mildred passed away peacefully, with family by her side on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 85.

Beloved wife of Gerald “Gerry” for 59 years. Loving mother of Dale and Colleen (Herb) Harney. Devoted grandmother to Julie (Isaac Mullin). She will also be lovingly remembered by her sister Diane Puddester and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents John and Violet Fifield, sisters Elsie (Gord) Mercer and Lillian (Gerald) Rees and brother-in-law Clayton Puddester.

Mildred was one of the kindest, warmest souls you could ever meet. She was a true Newfoundlander, making all feel welcome in her home, ensuring no one left without a full belly. She enjoyed people, treating family, friends and strangers with kindness and respect. She was at her best when she was helping others. She enjoyed her time working at the C.M.H. Cafeteria but her true passions were caring for her family, spending time with friends, and playing cards.

The family wish to express their sincere gratitude to all of the staff at Hilltop Manor, especially the 3rd Floor staff and the support staff, for their extremely compassionate care.

Visitation will be held at the T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 223 Main St. Cambridge, ON, (519-623-1290) on Thursday, December 27, from 2– 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Prayers will be said at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Church (210 South St. Cambridge, ON 519-621-2013) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:00 am. Cremation will follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations made to support Hilltop Manor, Cambridge would be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2018

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Brenda Moore (Mercer)

December 27, 2018

My sincerest condolences to Uncle Gerry, Cousins Dale and Colleen (Herb), as well as Julie. My heart goes out to all of you. Aunt Mildred was an absolutely wonderful, kind, beautiful and humorous 'lady' - and an awesome mom! Our family spent a lot of time at Mildred and Gerry's over the past years. When we stayed there, and it was time to turn in for the night, Aunt Mil would pop open a beer, sit in the chair by the window in their home on Gale Street and would wait for Dale to come home from a night out with his friends. She would never go to bed until she knew he was home safe and sound. Mil always made certain that her company felt at home when they visited. I remember her fussing over our family to ensure that everyone had a great time. The kids would get out of bed, come down the stairs and there sat our Instant Breakfast on the table - she was a very nurturing person! Her love for her family was immense always doting on her hubby and children. I just adored this woman! RIP Aunt Mil. You were one in a million!

Joan Penney,neeWarren

December 26, 2018

Thinking of you and your family sending deepest sympathy I have known Millie when we were kids on Bell Island Joan

Donna Ward

December 26, 2018

I had the pleasure of being a part of the Kavanagh family for the past 7.5 years. My first experience of spending time with Milly and Gerry was on a cruise ship, of all places, not your typical introduction to a family. :) We had lots of fun, and I fell in love with them instantly.

They are the most genuine, generous, and loving couple I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. They welcomed myself and my family into their hearts, their lives, and as part of their family. For that I will be forever grateful. Milly’s smile and laugh was contagious, she was always happy, and she did her best to ensure you were also happy.

Milly was a precious lady who will remain in our hearts forever, and I know I am a better person for knowing her. Milly is now at peace and has begun her next journey. God bless you Mil.

Myself, and my family extend heartfelt condolences to the family, and all who loved her. She will be greatly missed.

Love Donna, Tyler and Brittney

Darlene and Brett Hillier

December 23, 2018

She was very welcoming and gracious. We always got a wave from the lawn chair as we drove past or enjoyed a chat on the way home from work.

Wally and Hannah Neil

December 23, 2018

Gerry Were indeed saddened to hear of Mill's passing. We reflect on many
happy memories. Be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family

Cindy Fowler

December 21, 2018

I remember meeting aunt Milly quite a few years ago. Her niece Judy Kilby introduced me to her, I will never forgot her kindness and warm heart.

Sending my condolences to Uncle Gerry and Dale. You were all so welcoming into your homes.
Thinking of you at this difficult time, Cindy & Matt Fowler ❤️❤️