Gerard Patrick Mills 1945-2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerard Patrick Mills at the Saint John Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit on February 22nd, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Born in Joggins, N.S. on October 19th, 1945, he was the son of the late Arthur J. Mills and Kathleen (Terrio) Mills. He attended Joggins Elementary School and River Hebert Rural High. In his younger years, he loved to spend his spare time dancing; he also loved playing horse-shoes. Over the years he developed many close friendships due to his loyalty and his easy-going personality.
Destined to be a truck driver, he went to Debert, N.S. where he trained & passed his tractor-trailer driving course (class 1 + air brakes). He moved to Ontario and drove transport for Westin Bakeries. Years later he moved back to Atlantic Canada.
He leaves behind two sisters, Yvonne Belliveau (Reg), Saint John, N.B & Jeanette McKinnon (Gilbert), Quispamsis, N.B.; numerous nieces & nephews, as well as cousins, who will all miss his presence.
He was predeceased by his parents & older brother William (Bill) Mills.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd. (646-2424). At Gerard’s request there will be no Funeral Service. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. He will be laid to rest along side of his parents at St. Thomas Aquinas Ragged Reef Cemetery, Joggins, N.S this coming summer. In lieu of fowers, donations if so desired, to the Kidney Foundation, Cancer Research Society, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Kidney Foundation of Canada
212 Queen Street Suite 404, Fredericton NB E3B 1A8
Cancer Research Society
305-200 Isabella St., P.O. Box 4613, Stn E. Ottawa, Ont. K1S 1P7, AL