Melville Watson MILLS

Melville Watson Mills

Born May 3, 1928 and passed away April 6, 2009 after a valiant

and successful struggle with life. Predeceased by parents, Judge

R.B. Mills and Florence J. Mills. Survived by wife, Peg; children,

Patrice Morgan, Cherry Mills, Richard Mills (Diane Kavelaars) and

Christine Albrecht (Wayne); and grandchildren, Danny, Natalie,

Kirsten and Thomas. Born in North Battleford, he also lived in

Kindersley and Saskatoon before moving to the West Coast.

A sustaining passion in Mel’s life was his involvement in amateur

radio (VE5QC and VE7MF), which he believed to be immensely important

in the event of major catastrophe and for world understanding.

He was a member of the Hub City Lodge of the Masonic Order in

Saskatoon where he spent many years at CFQC television, hosting

such shows as Kidz Bidz, Spotlight, and Town and Country.

On moving to the White Rock area, Mel became a founding

member of the Crescent Beach Yacht Club and served a term as

Commodore. His great love, besides his wife Peg, was boating off

the Coast of British Columbia where he was able to experience the

beauty and freedom of nature. Included in all areas of his life were

his love of technology, the media and photography.

Over the course of his lifetime, Mel had many careers: professional

photographer, television technician and host, political

candidate, restaurateur, insurance agent, real estate agent and

condominium manager. In addition, he was a faithful fan of the

Saskatchewan Roughriders (which he passed on to his children and

grandchildren) and an Irishman forever.

A private, family service was held April 13, 2009. Mel’s family

invite you to take a quiet moment to remember him in your own

way. They ask that any donations you wish to make in his memory

be made to the agency which touches your hearts and personal

experience.


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