Milly Gerd Henderson
January 18, 1921 – May 30, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Milly Gerd Henderson. Milly was a feisty lady and a hard worker, and she channelled all that energy into living life to the fullest. She loved to cook, bake and entertain, and had a great sense of occasion. Throughout her life, she would sew, knit, paint and sing in a choir. She enjoyed long walks along the Sask. River and later in life along the beaches in White Rock, B.C. She travelled extensively throughout Canada and the U.S. and spent time in Europe, including 2 trips back to her birthplace. Milly was born in Sjovegan Norway, and immigrated to Canada in 1925. Her family farmed in Saskatchewan, and in her late teens, she moved to Saskatoon to work. It was there she was introduced to Ed, and after a whirlwind courtship and marriage, they relocated to Halifax. Ed was off to war, and they would spend 5 years in Halifax and Sydney. After the war they settled in Saskatoon until their move to B.C. in 1991. They would spend 67 memorable years together, raising 5 children, working, and just enjoying life. Milly was an incredible influence on everyone who knew her, and she will be greatly missed. She is predeceased by her husband Edward Wilfred, and their son, Edward Robert Henderson (Bob), and will be lovingly remembered by her 4 daughters, Ronelda Smith, Marilyn Millikin (Ernie), Kathryn Henderson (Dwight Auramenko), Melanie Henderson (Gary Bingham), 6 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 17th in White Rock. In memory of Milly, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.