(Retired Federal Civil Servant)
Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home on Wednesday afternoon, March 1st, 2017; Fred Millar, a long-time resident of Pakenham passed away following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was 82. Fred was predeceased by his beautiful wife Lola on February 20th, 2016. He will be dearly missed by his only daughter, Tracy Hoskin and her husband Bruce of Arnprior. Fred was a doting “Poppa” to his grandsons: Jake Gwalchmai (Cassandra Cavanagh) and Braeden Gwalchmai (Maddie Symington). He will be fondly remembered by Bruce’s children: Jordan, Amanda and Kendra Hoskin. Fred is also survived by his very dear “in-laws” Mervin and Judy Hunt and their boys: Cory (Glenna) and Chad (Sarah). Predeceased by his parents: James and Hanna (nee Langstaff) Millar as well as his brother, Harold. A tireless volunteer and community ambassador, Fred Millar became a pillar within his community and could always be found lending a helping at the many activities within the village. A regular at most all sporting events in and around Pakenham, Fred took great pride and a solid interest in assisting young and old alike. He never said no and he always took the time to chat, visit or offer helpful advice to anyone seeking it. His compassion and caring for the people of Pakenham and surrounding area left an indelible impression and an inspiration for all to follow. He has been and will continue to be missed. Fred’s family will welcome visitors during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11:45 until 12:45. A Service to honor and remember Fred will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel on Sunday afternoon, March 5th at 1 o’clock. Spring interment St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery, Pakenham. In memory of Fred, please consider a donation to the Pakenham Civitan Club or The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior where Fred received excellent care for the past 5 years.