January 20, 1914- June 10, 2017
Millie was born January 20 1914 in Nanaimo B.C. at the age of four months, she
her mother Rebecca and sister Florence went to England, traveling one week by train and one week by boat. Mildred’s father Tom Griffiths, a coal miner, came to Nanaimo in 1903. He sent for Rebecca in 1910, they were married in Nanaimo then returned to England. When they came back to B.C. Tom worked in Nanaimo till 1921 when they moved to Haney where Tom worked for Haney Brick Yard till his retirement. Their first home was a tent, later moving to a rented home on North Ave; and buying their last home on 9th Ave where Wal Mart is presently located. Millie graduated approximately 1931, worked at Campbell’s Drug Store, did housekeeping for Campbells, and attended night school to get her Bookkeeping Degree. She worked for Brown Logging and Dr. Morse Sr., finally working at the Haney Brick Yard till her retirement.
Millie’s 101st, 102nd and 103rd birthday’s were celebrated at Baillie House where she lived. These were well attended by friends and family members.
Predeceased by her parents Tom and Rebecca Griffiths, sister Florence (Oliver) Lilley and nephew Fred Lilley .
Millie is survived by niece Irene (Willie) Giesbrecht, their son Brian (Taylor and Shelby) Giesbrecht daughter Vicki(Gabor) Szivos and Fred’s wife Kathleen Lilley.
Survived also by good friends Pat Stockberger, Kathy Lamont and Doreen King.
Special thank you to the staff and nurses at Baillie House for all their care and attention to Millie over the years.
There will be a celebration of life held in the fall.
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