Donald Carl Mills

August 22, 1932 to June 23, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donald (Don) Carl Mills on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 84. Pre-deceased by his parents Edgar and Elsie Mills, brother Harvey, sister Myrtle Fell, and infant daughter Donna. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife of 62 years, Elsie; his children: Sandi Mercer (Freeman), Judy Webb (David), Shelley Porter (Robert), Sherry Churchill (Fraser), and David (Marcia); his grandchildren: Michael (Alison), Shauna (Connor), Angie (Norm), Andrew (Jen), Jordan, Jonathan, Jessica, Stephen, Kristen, Benjamin, Timothy, Darby, Matthew and Denver; great-grandson Finn; and many friends and relatives. Don loved the Lord and knowing he is with our Heavenly Father gives us great comfort and we look forward to seeing him again. Viewings will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from 7-9 PM, and Sunday, June 25th, 2017 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral service to be held at Faith Bible Chapel, 43 Kenmount Road, at 2 PM Monday, June 26th, 2017, with interment to follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.



7-9 p.m. on June 24, 2017

2-4 p.m. on June 25, 2017

7-9 p.m. on June 25, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday June 26th

Faith Bible Chapel

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Sherry, Shelley and the Mills family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Dear Elsie and family,
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Please accept our condolences. We have many fond memories of the Mills family. Treasure all your memories until you meet again.
Glenda and Marshall Godwin

To the Mills Family, we would like to send our condolences.

Elsie and Family, please accept our condolences
In the passing of a wonderful Husband Father and Friend, to know me loves his Lord is wonderful, We will all see him again, what a reunion that will be
Love to all, Cal and Marie Tucker

Elsie and Family, please accept our condolences
In the passing of a wonderful Husband Father and Friend, to know me loves his Lord is wonderful, We will all see him again, what a reunion that will be
Love to all, Cal and Marie Tucker

Had the pleasure of working with Don and learned a lot from him….it was a pleasure and an honor to know him. Sincere condolences to the family. RIP.

Had the pleasure of working on my 1st job for Don at the Avalon Mall, he was quite the character, very willing to help a young tradesman like myself in 1982. May he rest in peace

Elsie and family,
Sorry to hear of your great loss. From the time we knew Don we had considered him to be a wonderful friend. May God comfort you and all your family during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to Elsie and family. I had the great pleasure of working with Don for many years he was a great man and mentor to me in those years . May he rest in peace .

Willie power
Avalon Mall

Else and family sorry to hear on dons passing what a shock for the family we will keep you in our prayers he will be missed God bless our condolences bill and Jane morgan

To my Dear Sister Elsie & Family , shocked on Don’s sudden passing , he will be missed by many always a big smile & hug for all , may it help in some small way to know you are thought of with love & prayers this sad time in your lives , soar with the Angles Don you will be missed , luv Jim & Sylvia

Myself and my family send our thoughts and prayers to you my lovely Aunt Elsie and wonderful cousins. Uncle Don was a beacon of joy; he always showed his faith through his caring demeanor and happy disposition. His sunny smile could light up a room, and I will never forget his infectious laugh! I always admired and respected his great affection for family. Indeed he will be greatly missed. Jude 1:21 with Blessings & Love~

Sandi, Freeman & family I’m sorry to hear of your dads passing. 🙏I spoke to him a few times while at Heidi’s & Brads , he was a kind gentleman and it was my pleasure to have met him. God bless him 🙏

Dear Elsie and family,
May you know God’s peace and comfort at this time. We remember with fondness Don’s warm greetings and smiles whenever we visited FBC.

Our thoughts and prayer are with you,
Bill & Sheila McKelvie

Dear Aunt Elsie, Sandra, Judy, Sherry, Shelly, David and your respective families. We are heartbroken by the news of Uncle Don’s sudden passing. We want you to know that we are thinking about you at this most difficult time. We will keep fond memories of Uncle Don in our hearts forever!
All our love,
Debbie, Bill and Calvin

I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I had the priviledge of working with him during the early days of my career at the Avalon Mall. Whenever you met Don he always greeted you with a smile and chuckle. I remember him as a warm and friendly man who cared deeply for his family.. Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time .

Sandi and all the Mills family…
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts . Hugs Henry and Sylvia

very sorry to here of the passing of my uncle don.seems like we were talking just a short time ago.what a great loss to all who knew and loved sincere condolences to my aunt and cousins.

Elsie and family…I am so saddened to hear this news on Don…Don worked with me at Avalon until his retirement…we had great memories. There were many times I’d bump into him and we would have a grand chat…he always spoke highly of his family..I’m sure he will be missed so much….

Elsie and family,
I was so sad when I heard this unexpected news of dear Don. He was a very nice man and I always remember his smile and funny stories. He will be missed by the King family for sure. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that we all are sharing in your grief. Xx


Dear Elsie and family:
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of dear Don. He was a wonderful man; such good memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time. “absent from the body present with the Lord.”. God bless.
Della and Harry

Please accept our condolences regarding the passing of Uncle Don. He was always larger than life.

We send our love & God’s blessings to Aunt Elise, Judy, Sandra, Sherry, Shelly & David & to their families. I have very fond memories of growing up with Uncle Don & all of you. I love you all very much & miss you. Know my thoughts & prayers are with at this time.

Love Lori (Whalen) Moss Scaparo & David Whalen.

Mrs. Mills and family,
We were thinking of you all as we first heard the news of Mr. Mills’ heart attack. Our deepest sympathy to each of you on his passing. I always looked forward to his smile and warm hug whenever I was back for a visit. He certainly lived life to the fullest. It was obvious how much he loved Mrs. Mills and all his family. We know he is in the Lord’s presence now and that we will see him again in heaven. Trust that will bring you great comfort during this time of great sadness. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love.

Our sincear cobdolances on the sudden passing of Mr Mills. He has no doubt left a void that only the many happy memories of him can fill. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in the coming days as you mourn and celebrate his life. I’m sorry I won’t make it to the funeral home or the funeral as I’m working. But know that I’m praying for strength and peace for all of you and sending love.