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MILLS, Stanley Gordon

MILLS, Stanley Gordon

We are very sad to announce the passing of Stanley Gordon Mills in Vernon on Thursday, January 14, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents Willy and Ruth (Warner) Mills, his step father Anicet LeBlanc, his sister Eileen (Bud) Pratt, his brother Ab (Jean) Mills and the love of his life Phyllis (Hornell) Mills.

He is survived by his children Donna (Murray) Whitney, Pat (Gordie) Stewart, Bill (Deb) Mills and Darby Mills (Brian). His grandchildren Shelley (Scott), Wade (Deidra), Chris (Shauna), Chantelle (Ken), Natalie (Jenny), Clayton and Parker. He also leaves 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and extended family.

Dad was born in Armstrong on January 6, 1931. He later moved to Vernon with his family where he finished his schooling and followed in his late father’s footsteps and became a talented hockey and lacrosse player. In June 1951, he married Phyllis and they moved east where he played for the Oshawa Generals and worked at General Motors. After a severe concussion put him in the hospital for 5 days and ended his hockey career, they moved back to Vernon with their first daughter. Dad drove a fuel truck, worked at Shilliams Garage, Ernies Esso and eventually started with the Liquor Board in Vernon, then Kamloops and finally Chase. Dad was a singer, he sang with the men’s choir in Vernon, also as a soloist and for several years he sang the anthem at the Chase Heat hockey games. He spent years with the Chase Lions Club, many running their bingo. He coached, curled, golfed and became the best father, grandfather and great grandfather anyone could have ever asked for. He was a soft-spoken gentle soul and he will be missed by us all.

Dad is back dancing with Mom again and our hearts can feel their joy.

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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Bill, so sorry for your loss, I remember curling with you and our Dad's, time sure goes by quick, take care Sincerest regards, Barry Briggs
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Sorry to hear of your loss. My late husband & I lived across the street from your parents in Chase & always enjoyed their company. Your father was very good at helping me with snow removal & a few other chores. They were good friends & good neighbors & I know your family misses them. Diane Lonergan
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Donna, so very sorry to hear of your dads passing. He resided at Carrington where my late mother also resided, pre-covid I often encountered this handsome, dapper, pleasant man happy as can be, I have since learned my amazing daughter, Michelle, was one of his aides at Noric, she loved him and was deeply saddened by his passing. I hope you take comfort in happy memories. Sincerest of regards, Diane Marshall (BCAA)
  • Jan 21, 2021
    The Mills Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was an amazing man. He was always so friendly and so caring. He was a great asset to Chase for all the years he and your Mom lived here. He would come and stand over me at Bingo and tell me to hurry up and call bingo before someone else did. He always had a big smile on his face when ever I seen him and a kind word or two. I missed the bingo's when they quit having them and seeing all my favorite Lion's Men who worked it. Take care and stay safe. Big Hugs to you all. A fan of Stan's. Donna McKim
  • Jan 21, 2021
    Donna and family,I am so sorry for your loss,he is now at peace.
    Jean Elliott (Brenda’s sister)
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