Carolyn Mills

Obituary of Carolyn Mills


MILLS, Carolyn


 Carolyn Mills was born November 15, 1931 and died November 3, 2018, at age 86.  She was the youngest of three children born to the late Sadie and Winburne Haughn of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  Known as “Tookie”, she attended Lunenburg Academy, grades 1 through 12.  As a young adult, she worked in Halifax where she met navy officer Denis Mills.  They married in 1955 and moved to his hometown of Saskatoon. Carolyn arrived with a blond Elvis Presley ducktail, cropped stretch pants and stiletto heels.  She loved fashion, loved shopping, and was known for her beautiful clothing, beautiful homes and festive gatherings.  She enjoyed many years as a stay-at-home mom, raising her 3 children.  With the death of her husband she joined the family business, Motion Picture and Sound Equipment, and worked alongside many family members until her retirement.  She was a quiet women, strong willed and opinionated, a good listener and always supportive of her family.  She enjoyed time at the family cabin at Pike Lake in early years, and then later on, at Turtle Lake.  She played Bridge, Rummy and the piano.  She knit great socks and baked great creampuffs. She lived in Saskatoon for over 60 years while keeping a piece of her heart for Nova Scotia.


Carolyn is survived by her son Blake; daughter Susan (William Mullen); grandchildren Krystle (Colin) Adair, Denis Milligan, Rachel Milligan; sister Elizabeth (George) Stewart; sisters-in-law Deirdre Mills, Eithne Krantz; nieces Maureen, Pamela, Patricia and their families; nephews John, Marquam, JS, Richard and their families.


She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Denis Mills; daughter Christine MacAulay; brother Robert Haughn; in-laws Ethel and JS Mills, Brian Mills, Jessie Sly.


The family would like to thank everyone who supported Carolyn as her health declined.  Her love for family, friends and community always stayed strong.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 12:30 , at Sherbrooke Community Centre.  Donations in her memory can be made to Remai Modern, 102 Spadina Crescent E , Saskatoon , S7K 0L3 . 

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