October 16, 2019
It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother and best friend, Helene Millard (née Coudriau) on 16 October, 2019, aged 74.
Beloved wife of the late George (Ted) Millard is survived by her two daughters Julie Millard-Harris (Neil) and Jennifer (Paul) Galveias, as well as her grandchildren Ethan & Gregory Harris and Isabelle & Amelia Galveias whom she loved to the moon and back.
Born in Sudbury, Helene grew up in Clarence Creek before her family moved to Ottawa where she began her work career as an agent with Air Canada. Here she found and embraced a passion for travel and travel she did! Finding friends and love on all corners of the globe.
After getting married she moved onto a small homestead farm in Clarence Creek and started a very successful travel agency where she shared her love for travel with anyone who happened by her path. With the goal of ensuring enhanced education for her children, Helene moved her family to Ottawa and began her next career as a public servant for the Government of Canada working in a number of departments, retiring from Canada Student Loans after 17 years of service. Her life in retirement didn’t slow her down, as she immersed herself in the ancestral stories of her family. She also joined the local dance studio, and became beautifully adept at ballroom dancing. Often seen volunteering at the community hospital and Waterside retirement community Helene was never known to stand still for a second. A bundle of energy she lived her life to the fullest, even at the end while cancer ravaged her body, she was seen dancing in the street!
Please join us to celebrate her life Friday afternoon, October 18, 2019 between 2pm to 4pm at Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, followed by refreshments and dancing at Tania’s Dance Studio at 55 Landsdowne Ave. in Carleton Place starting at 5pm.
Special thanks to the nursing staff at Bayshore Home Health, and Waterside Retirement Community for their friendliness and compassionate care of Mom. Special mention to Dr. Marcia Spooner who made her journey through this terrible time as smooth and comfortable as it could be.
Instead of flowers, Helene asks to please offer donations in her name to the Carleton Place Community Hospital.