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