1926 – 2015
Mrs. Evelyn Mills, beloved wife of Ken Mills, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Evelyn was born in Prince Albert, SK to parents John Witten Norman and Lizzie Norman (Lane). Ken and Evelyn were married May 26, 1951 at the bride’s home in Prince Albert. They resided in Regina until 1953 at which time they moved to Lethbridge to raise their four children. Ev had a great interest in music and had a lovely soprano voice and sang in choirs from an early age. She sang in McKillop United Church choir, University of Lethbridge choir, and the Symphony chorus. She was secretary at McKillop Church for 21 years and was a great resource to many people and a member of the church for 60 years. Ev was a talented cook, knitter, seamstress and a member of the Lethbridge Weavers’ Guild. Besides her loving husband Ken, Evelyn is survived by her children: Ruth Mills (Todd Smaridge), Glenn (Eleanor), Don (Merna) and Janice Blumhagen (Lyle). Grandchildren: Alex Smaridge; Sheena, Cameron, Tess, Islie Mills: Aarin Gillespie (Myles), Matthew Mills (Brandi), James Mills (Annette), Kendra and Witten Blumhagen and great granddaughter Alice June Mills. She is also survived by her sister Muriel Leask and brother John Norman. She was predeceased by her parents John and Lizzie, brother Charles, sisters-in-law Marion Norman and Eileen Norman, brother-in-law Cameron Leask and in laws Harold and Marjorie Spencer, Donald and Florence Mills, grandsons Evan and Andrew Blumhagen. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15th Ave. South, Lethbridge, with Rev. Trevor Potter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, #402 740-4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.