MILLS,Howard S., a lifelong resident of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2014. Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Grantham) Mills. Father of Brian Mills (Heather) of St. Thomas, and the late Warren Mills (Cheryl of St. Thomas). Also survived by several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Howard was the brother of the late Carol Kieltyka and the late Donald Mills, and the son of the late Alvin and Ruth (nee Crossett) Mills. He was a retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and his cremated remains will be interred privately in South Park Cemetery. There will be no public visitation or service. If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).