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Elsie Mills (nee Wilson)

October 23, 2009

Mills (Wilson) Elsie

July 15,1917 - October 23,2009

A dear little lady passed away peacefully October 23 2009. Elsie (Wilson) Mills was born July 15, 1917 on Mills Road, a real Saanich pioneer. She was a Mother, Grandmother and a Great Grandmother.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years Cyril (Pappy) Mills in 2004, son in-law Donald Brooks of Port Alberni in 1995 and brother Barney Wilson in 2008.

Elsie is survived and remembered by daughter Dorothy Brooks of Port Alberni B.C, Grandsons Ronald(Shireen) Brooks of Wasa Lake B.C and children Jesse, Rawnie and Dustin ;Gordon(Lisa) Brooks of Port Alberni B.C and children Justin and Garret;Terry (Faith) Brooks of Campbell River B.C and children Quinten and Alex. Sister Peggy (Lorne) Tomalty of Malahat B.C, Brothers Jim (Denise) Wilson, John (Audrey) Wilson and Bill Wilson and their families all of Sooke B.C, and sister in-law Vera Wilson in Snohomish Washington.

Special friends Joan, Marlene, Leslie, Dorothy and Marjorie.

Elsie and Cyril were married in her parents home on Vincent Avenue with Rev.T.H. McAllister preciding June 10, 1939. Cyril was off to the 2nd World War as a gunnery officer in the R.C.N. Elsie helped finish their house which was being built by her father Bert Wilson and brothers on Obed Avenue. She liked to remind family how hot it was in Sept 1939 and that she gave the cedar siding 3 coats of paint. Elsie and Cyril lived in that house until moving to a condo on Tillicum Road in 2003. Elsie (Nana) tended to her balconey tomato plants and flowers with loving care until she broke her hip this August. She then moved up to Port Alberni in September to be with her family.

We all know how Nana loved to take some sandwiches and a thermos of coffee in her Studebaker and find a sunny bench for lunch with a friend. Her 1965 Studebaker has found a good home with her great grandsons in Port Alberni.

Family and friends will gather for a picnic and celebration of Nana’s life on the Sooke River on a sunny day in the spring.

No Service by request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.