Mildred (“Millie”) Anderson
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mildred (“Millie”) Anderson (nee Haughton) July 21st, 2013 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, just short of her 80th birthday. She will be missed tremendously by her daughter, Cathy (Ed) of Everett, Washington, and her siblings Dorothy Hutchinson of Langley, Pat Wright and Loraine Erickson of Nanaimo, John Haughton of Kamloops, and Barb Moir of Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, as well as by her many nieces and nephews, and their children.
Millie was born in Kamloops, B.C. on July 24th, 1933, and was known throughout her life for her great sense of humor and quick wit. She had a creative mind and enjoyed all kinds of games, especially word games and jigsaw puzzles. She had an affinity for nature, and loved to spend time outdoors, particularly near the ocean.
Millie lived in both Kamloops and Vancouver during her working years, and developed many long-standing friendships through her employment at Royal Inland Hospital (1970’s) and at Vancouver Vocational Institute (1980’s to 90’s). She retired to Nanaimo in 1994, and made many new friends through her participation in seniors’ classes at Bowen Park, as well as through her unique ability to connect with people she met in her everyday activities.
Millie didn’t own a car, but with her knapsack on her back, she walked everywhere she could, even as her health declined. She believed in self-determination, hard work, laughter, and the importance of gratitude. She loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them, both in person and – sometimes for hours – on the phone. Her passing leaves us with a gap in our hearts and a lot less laughter in our lives.
There will be no service by request. Condolences may be offered at firstname.lastname@example.org