Olive Elizabeth MacMillan

With great sadness we announce the passing of Olive Elizabeth MacMillan (nee Robinson) of Ingleside, on Mon., Feb. 1, 2010 at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, in her 97th year.
She was the loving mother of Shirley Gillard (Dwayne). She was the mother-in-law of Edna Deschamps (Norbert), and their daughter Jennette McCartney (Jeff). She was the dear sister-in-law of Betty Robinson and Katie MacMillan. She was the much loved and devoted grandmother of Randy MacMillan, Ricky MacMillan, Kathy Chinery (Wayne), Karen Martineau (Jacques), Douglas MacMillan, Jeffrey Gillard (Danielle), Danny Gillard, and Donna Markell (David). She will be sadly missed by 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Melvin MacMillan (1971), a son Sheldon (Feb. 1967), her parents, John and Nettie (Marcellus) Robinson, one sister Viola Gallinger, and four brothers; Fred, Harold, Wilfred and Lloyd Robinson.
Olive was born in Williamsburg Township and grew up in Wales, Ont. She went to high school at CCVS and went on to become a teacher. She married and had two children, and lived on a dairy farm in the Melvin Settlement east of Winchester. She worked at National Defence in Ottawa. After her retirement in 1977 she moved to Ingleside to be close to family and back to where she was raised. Her hobbies were sewing, cooking and baking, crocheting, flowers, gardening, visiting and helping family members, senior citizens dinners, and crossword puzzles ­ doing them until three days prior to her death. She drove her car until Oct. 2009. Family was everything in her life. She was loving, kind and caring, and was respected by all who knew her.
Visitation was held at the Brownlee Funeral Home, MacDougal Chapel and Reception Centre in Ingleside. A service in celebration of Olive’s life was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thurs., Feb. 4 with Rev. Lois Gaudet officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.