Mills, Marion Elizabeth (née Anderson)

Mills, Marion Elizabeth (née Anderson)

November 27th, 2020

Died on Friday, November 27, 2020 at McCormick Home, London, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by her children: Kathy (George) Zador, Karen Button (Dennis Sparks), Kent Mills (Julie Preston); grandchildren: Tim (Gillian) Button, Lesli (Tom) Flinn, Claire (Geoff) Matthews, Lindsay Zador (Glen Coombs), Alex Mills, Kiara Graham (Michael Showler), Caelum Graham, Alison Mills, and Cameron Mills; great-grandchildren: Brynn, Blythe, Tristan, Connor, Anna-Greta, Shaelyn, Liv, Owen, and Lincoln; and many treasured nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Frank Mills (2013); daughter, Marnie (Malcolm) Graham (2016); son, Kevin (Valerie) Mills (2020); brother, Bob (Maryn) Anderson; and sisters, Helen (Colin) MacKeigan and Peg (Dougall) Pollock. Marion will be deeply missed by her loving companion, Charlie Tulloch, as well as by his daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Gary Nash.

Born March 9, 1927 in Strathroy, Ontario to Henry and Greeta (McGeary) Anderson, Marion spent her formative years in Strathroy followed by nursing studies at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London. 

Besides her devotion to family and friends, Marion lived a life of service to others as a church organist, choir director, active member of IODE and faithful supporter of Christian women’s groups and activities. She and Frank built strong friendships wherever they lived during their 64-year marriage including Strathroy, Detroit, Wroxeter, Gorrie, Goderich, Barrie, Sudbury, St. Catharines, Rondeau Park, Cape Coral, Elliot Lake and London. 

A talented seamstress, pianist, bridge player and homemaker, Marion has left a legacy of musical talent, creativity, lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity among her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love of family and quest for excellence in all she pursued. From her earliest accomplishments, including serving as her graduating class valedictorian, until her final day, this very bright lady was completing mental checklists and receiving affirmation from her family that her life’s work was fulfilled.

A very special note of appreciation goes to all of the staff at McCormick Home. They have treated Marion with unconditional love, kindness, acceptance and care during her decade long residency. They were so good to her in every conceivable way!

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Strathroy Municipal Cemetery in Strathroy. Donations directed to the McCormick Care Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully received. A memory page has been set up online by the family and is available by visiting the following link:

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Dora and Rick LaneThrough our dear friend Karen, we have had the privilege of sharing warmth, laughter and music with a wonderful lady. Marion, yours was truly a wonderful life, and we are so glad that we were a part of it. Rest in peace.
John and Mary AndersonCathy we did not know your parents at all. But we know that they were both great people. Your mother lived a long and busy life. We know It is always very sad to lose a parent and we know that she will be missed,
Paula Travers and Leigh FolliottOur most sincere condolences to the Mills family. Marion was a wonderful woman and dear cousin to our Mom. May memories of your times together bring you smiles and comfort.
Patty and Scott SomervilleTo the Mills family: Scoot and I offer our sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and GG. She lived a great long life and I am sure you developed wonderful memories over the years that you will always hold in your heart.....and, there she will live, also. The Travers family and the Mills shared some terrific times together. And, in later years Betty and Vic continued their lovely friendship with Frank and Marion. It truly is the end of an era. Look back on your memories with joy. Our love, Scott and Patty
Charlie, Gary & HelenOver these last five years at McCormick Home, we are so grateful knowing Marion and the opportunity to get to know her loving family.
Joanne & Winnie WaltersOur heartfelt condolences to the Mills family who are well remembered from their days as respected members of the Goderich community where Dr. Mills served as Huron County's Medical Officer of Health. We particularly remember Marion for her active participation in the life of Knox Presbyterian Church & the WMS. She was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed. May many happy memories of her comfort you in the days ahead.
Sue CasonI feel so fortunate to have shared so many years with Marion at McCormick Home. Our love of music was very evident and we were able to have some very beautiful moments at her keyboard. What a blessing it was to be a part of her “Golden Dreams” day in Goderich. She truly was a magnificent lady. Love to all the family
Caroline ShewburgDear Karen and family, My sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear mom. As I read the story of her life, it sounds as if she made every moment count. What great memories you will have! (Thinking of you Karen)
Reta CarsonThe Mills and Carson families share many happy memories of good times spent together. These times were always very special! Our wonderful memories will remaine with us forever. Our thoughts are with you, the family at this time. Reta Carson and family
Deb ShewfeltI had the privilege of serving with Mayor Frank Mills so I got to know Marion very well. She was such a great host and lovely lady. My condolences to her family
Don and Lynn EdwardCondolences to the family, especially Kathy and Karen as I recall many warm vibes back in the Goderich days. Please feel free to look up when in town.
Mary Wilson ProutTo The Mills' Family, We were sorry to learn of Marion's passing . Frank and Marion were very dear friends of my parents ( John and Phyllis Wilson ). I remember teaching some of the Mills' children many years ago in Goderich. Keep all the happy memories in your hearts. With Sincere Sympathy from Ron and Mary Wilson Prout.
Nadia and RickOur deepest condolences to Marion’s family and friends, and to dear Charlie. We met and chatted many times with Marion at McCormick when we visited our loved one in 2018 every day for two weeks. Marion was so cheerful and a joy to meet.
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