ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Doug Mills, 81 years young, born on October 22, 1939, and passed away on June 5, 2021. We will remember him forever.  Please be sure to view the memorial video (found under the gallery tab). Due to COVID restrictions, we were not able to have a traditional funeral, so in lieu of a guest book, we'd like to ask everyone to please leave a virtual message below.  Please feel free to leave a memory of Doug.

Best regards,

Helen & Heather Mills
Posted by Fiona McFadden on June 18, 2021
Even though i only knew Doug for a short time it was a wonderful.We chatted about cars.Doug was surprised at how much i knew about the mechanics if them. I do believe Doug called me a gearhead lol. Meeting Helen and Heather were the cherry to the topping on the cake! I will always remember how fantastic a time we had togeather. Thinking of you my fellow gearhead!
Posted by Kelly Olsen on June 18, 2021
Sending hugs and prayers your way. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time.
I may not have known him well, but what I knew and saw was a sweet kind man that spoke highly of his daughter and such love of his family. My thoughts and love are with you. xoxo Kelly
Posted by A Weishar on June 13, 2021
Aunt Helen and Heather,

Sending love to you both at this difficult time and please know you are in our thoughts.  I have so many fond memories of family events where Uncle Doug would share funny stories about practical jokes he’d pulled...leaving us giggling for days. His gift for making people smile will be missed.

Love Amber, Steve, Austen and Maisie
Posted by Gary McQueen on June 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Helen, Heather, and his sister Carol and family for your great loss. Our hearts are with you. May your precious memories provide comfort at this time.
Gary Joseph Mc Queen and Paula Herzog
Posted by Carol Newall on June 12, 2021
Doug was five years old when I arrived, and I can only imagine that he wasn't delighted to have a baby sister. Because of our age difference, we didn't spend a lot of time together, but since I fit quite nicely onto his handlebars, he would sometimes treat me to a joyride when my mother wasn't looking. He once took me hitchhiking at Wasaga Beach, when we'd wandered so far that he knew he was in trouble, and I was too tired to walk back. We were about five and ten at the time. He taught me how to keep a secret from Mum and Dad like--if you get the strap at school, don't tell them or you'll get it again at home. Like many boys, I think he was punished for just being himself.

Doug often found stray kittens or puppies to bring home, some of which succumbed early to accidents or illness. My dad kept saying, "No more pets!" However, when Doug brought home a tiny Pekinese with a big attitude, we all were smitten. Toy was with us for about ten years..

Doug loved cars--Dinky toys, model cars and the real thing. I remember the Chevy Impala, what a muscle car that was--low slung, duel exhaust, lots of shiny chrome and smooth upholstery. I'm certain the sticker price exceeded his annual income at the time, but my mum made sure the car payment came off his paycheque first. The main purpose of that car was to be seen driving up Guelph street and around the circle on Main St. He always washed his cars daily, weather permitting. Some of the girls he attracted with the Chevy didn't meet with my parent's approval, but when Helen came along three or four cars later, everyone rejoiced. I remember the look on his face when she told him that his days of buying new cars would end with the wedding bells. He took it like a man and married her anyway. Best decision ever.

Love Carol
Posted by Medori Jacobs-Dunn on June 12, 2021
Dear Heather and Helen,

My heart aches for you both for the loss of your dad/husband. I know he was a good father and so proud of his daughter, a beautiful reflection of his love. May the goodness and wisdom he has passed on always surround you and bring you both peace. If you need to talk, I’m here to listen. If there’s anything I can do to help, just say the word.

Love always,
Medori
Posted by Chantelle Good on June 11, 2021
It's hard saying goodbye to a loved one. Just know that he will always be with you. He's left a legacy of love and laughter. He was one of a kind and will be missed.
Posted by Evelyn Robson on June 10, 2021
Wayne and I always enjoyed Doug's company when we were with him and Helen. He was a caring and proud man. We will miss him. Our love goes out to you Helen and Heather and family at this time.

Ev & Wayne

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Posted by Fiona McFadden on June 18, 2021
Even though i only knew Doug for a short time it was a wonderful.We chatted about cars.Doug was surprised at how much i knew about the mechanics if them. I do believe Doug called me a gearhead lol. Meeting Helen and Heather were the cherry to the topping on the cake! I will always remember how fantastic a time we had togeather. Thinking of you my fellow gearhead!
Posted by Kelly Olsen on June 18, 2021
Sending hugs and prayers your way. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time.
I may not have known him well, but what I knew and saw was a sweet kind man that spoke highly of his daughter and such love of his family. My thoughts and love are with you. xoxo Kelly
Posted by A Weishar on June 13, 2021
Aunt Helen and Heather,

Sending love to you both at this difficult time and please know you are in our thoughts.  I have so many fond memories of family events where Uncle Doug would share funny stories about practical jokes he’d pulled...leaving us giggling for days. His gift for making people smile will be missed.

Love Amber, Steve, Austen and Maisie
his Life

In Loving Memory of Doug Mills

Doug Mills of Fergus Ontario, lost his third battle with cancer at the age of 81 on June 5th with his loving wife and daughter by his side.

On June 10th, Doug and his wife Helen would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Doug was proud father of daughter, Heather Mills (Mario Vasiliu).He was also a loving grandpa to Cole and Hudson Mills-Vasiliu. He is survived by his sister Carol (Peter) Newall, and brother-in-law, Don (Judy) Campbell.

Doug was a good friend and uncle and will be greatly missed by his friends, nieces, nephew, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He is predeceased by infant daughter, Michele Julia, parents Austen and Mary Mills and parents-in-law, Harold and Marion Campbell.

Doug's Life

Doug worked at Blount Canada for 19 years and retired in 1999.He always went above and beyond at work and showed up every day an hour early. During his time at Blount, he was recognized not only for his efforts, but also for his ingenious ideas (he was an innovator at heart) and was presented an award for outstanding service.

Doug always had a great love of cars. In his younger years, he would buy a new car every 1-2 years just so that he could have the latest and greatest model. At one time, he could tell the make, model and year of a car just by hearing the sound of the engine! Doug was a kid at heart and loved to make people laugh and smile. But most important to him was his family. He loved his wife Helen dearly and cherished being a Dad, father-in-law, and grandfather.

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations can be made to Dad’s preferred charity, Operation Smile Canada. Helping people smile was important to him. Operation Smile’s mission is to make sure children born with a cleft pallet can access safe corrective surgery. “It is surgery that changes a child’s life forever…and it changes families, communities, countries and yes, the world.”

1(844)376-4530 www.operationsmile.ca
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