William James "Bill" Mills

With heavy hearts we announce that our beloved husband, father and poppy, Bill Mills passed away suddenly at the Arnprior Hospital in the evening hours of Friday, June 2nd, 2017. He was 83. Forever loved and remembered by his wife and life partner of almost 60 years, Barbara (nee Gibb). Devoted “Dad” of Billy Mills (Pat Rooney), Jim Mills (Brenda Deugo-Mills), Susan Mills (Denis Robitaille), Kathy Mills-Wagar (Dan), Sandra Wilson (Bill) and Lorie Mills. Proud and cherished “Poppy” of 11 grandchildren: Kurtis (Brittany), Sydney, Kelly-Ann, Josh, Tara, Rebecca, Shawn, Sarah, Brianne, Stéphane and Lindsay as well as one great-grandson, Wheeler. Dear brother of John Mills (Sharron) and Patricia Kirisits. Predeceased by his parents: William James and Kathleen (nee Corbett) Mills; a brother, Ron Mills and 2 sisters: Margaret Hutton (Gord) and Kathleen “Kay” Butler. Bill was most proud of his family roots in Northern Ireland where several of his more distant relatives still live. Time spent with family and friends at the cottage in Westmeath will long be remembered. Bill’s love of woodworking  made his years of retirement pleasant and productive. He will be missed. Friends paid their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. A Service to remember Bill Mills followed in the Pilon Family Chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior. In memoriam donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Dialysis Unit would be greatly appreciated.