Millman, Marian Louise of R.R. 1, Union , passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Dearly loved wife of Ralph Millman for more than 45 years, and loved mother of Robert Millman, at home and Susan Millman and her husband Steven Walsh of Hamilton. Much loved grandmother of Isaac and Sophie. Dear sister of Asa (Marion) Churchill, of R.R. 4 St. Thomas, Lloyd Churchill, Evelyn Zavitz and Raymond (Nancy) Churchill, all of St. Thomas and the late Maurice Churchill (late Laura). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Marian was born in Sparta on April 4th, 1946, the daughter of the late Floyd and Eugenia (Gunn) Churchill. She was a graduate of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing in 1967. Marian worked as a nurse at the hospital until 1985. She also farmed with her husband and son. She was a past Warden for the County of Elgin, Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councillor for the Township of Yarmouth (1982-1997), former Chairman of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Board, former Board Chairman of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, appointed member of the provincial “Who does What” Panel, a member of the local L.H.I.N. Committee, a former member and Executive Member of the Ontario Good Roads Association, a member of the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club and past secretary, a volunteer at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, a former member of the International Plowing Match Committee (1985 and 2010) and was an active member of the local Elgin Plowing Match Committee. Marian always enjoyed meeting and helping people throughout her life. While she was not giving her time to volunteer organizations she enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her grandchildren.
A Public Memorial service to celebrate Marian’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Monday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the Church from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with private interment of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Building Renovation Fund) or charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.