Carl Frederick Mills passed away suddenly Friday, March 13th, 2020 in his 91st year. Beloved husband for 69 years of Jean (Humphreys). Dear father of Gwen Bestard & Rob Bray, Heather & Bill Montgomery, Connie & Don Sararas, all of London. Loved by his grandchildren, Alyshia (Darryl) McAfee of Kitchener, Neil (Jenna) Bestard of Vernon BC, Colin (Jennifer) Bowers of Burlington, Laura (Emmanuel) Asafo-Adjei of London, Cheryl (Brian) Harrigan of Granton, Hilary Sararas of London, Amy Sararas (Mark) of Toronto. Loved by his great grandchildren, Emily, Avery,Isaac Bestard, Tyler McAfee, Michael, Jacob, Ethan Bowers, David, Levi, Ava Asafo-Adjei, Alison & Brianne Harrigan. Loved by his siblings, Shirley Dann of Ilderton, Dave & Doris Mills of London, Doug & Shirley Mills of Clinton and sister-in-law Helen Shute of St. Marys. Predeceased by his brother Leonard Mills, and son-in-laws, Rick Bowers & Brian Bestard, brothers-in-law Mervin Shute, Joe Dann & sister-in-law Shirley Mills.
Carl’s life journey took him to many places through his love of travel. He had the privilege of using his talents and gifts to share with others, especially his family who he loved dearly. His favourite times were in his woodlot and making maple syrup. He enjoyed many pleasurable hours in his wood working shop. His love for music showed through his enjoyment when playing the bag pipes and violin. He touched many lives through his 35 year teaching career and the Outdoor Education Program he introduced at SHDHS. He was a devout member of Granton Masonic Lodge and Exeter United Church. He always lived life to the fullest.
A family service will be held this week, however visitation and the celebration of Carl’s life will be postponed until a more appropriate time, when family and friends are able to gather and share love, support and hugs.
Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, Jessica’s House, London Scottish Rite Learning Centre, or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family.