September 26, 1931 – September 30, 2020
With heavy hearts and fond memories, we are sad to announce the passing of Winifred at the age of 89. Known by many as Mrs. Millar, her friends called her Win or Winnie, the kids called her grandma, to us she was Mum. Six years after her husband David died and after a slow and natural decline Mum passed away in her sleep with family close by. She was the supportive wife of David, loving mother to Simon (Susan), Barbara (Bruce), Patrick (Grace) and proud grandmother of Annie, Andrew, Christina, Michael, Stephanie, Sarah, Jennifer and David. Mum was born in Northumberland, England and fascinated us as children with stories of riding a horse to school and chasing down rabbits in the fields for dinner. She trained as a midwife and worked in East London, riding her bike to deliveries. In a London hospital she met her husband David. After their marriage, they lived in Germany and England, before boarding the Empress of England for the seven day sail to Canada in 1968. During the subsequent years she worked quietly in the background, caring for the family while running a business. She and David enjoyed travelling back to the UK, as well as the Caribbean. They had a cottage in Muskoka for years, which was the place of many happy memories. She was known for her Christmas cake and wheaten bread, and loved nothing more than a good book, a cup of tea and her dog Maggie by her side. We treasured her beautiful smiling presence at the many family gatherings she loved. She was a sweet, wonderful mother and grandmother, who will be truly missed by all who have known and loved her. Words cannot express our appreciation for the wonderful staff at the Tall Pines LTC Home, and her caregiver Pat, for their loving care and compassion over the last few years. A family remembrance will take place at a later time, but we thank all her friends for their support.
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October 8, 2020
My condolences to your family on the loss of such an incredible women, Mrs. Miller. We miss having her come by to our salon with her contagious smile and her signature look, “The Lady Dianna,” cut. We shared laughs and happy moments together that will always live on, in our memories. May she Rest In Peace.
Dean and Sanaa Debaissy
October 7, 2020
To Barbara and Bruce and family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find strength in the good memories that you have of your mum.
Saulina & John Medeiros and family
October 6, 2020
I’ll always treasure memories at the cottage with Win & Dave and my mom & dad getting together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
October 5, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Wyn's passing. She was a lovely women and the world will be a little less happy without her presence. Simon, Barb and your families you are in my thoughts.
October 3, 2020
Dear Simon and Susan,
Tricia and are saddened to hear of the passing of Win . It is certainly something we can relate to and as such know how difficult it can be.
I think Tricia and I will choose to remember the earlier times when the Warriners, Lloyds and Millar’s could party pretty hardy!
Love you guys,
Trish an Dave
Sharon and Paul Montgomery
October 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Simon and Susan. It’s difficult to lose your mom. As time goes by all the memories of fun times will heal the grief that you are experiencing now. We are thinking of you.
Sharon and Paul