Obituary for Arnet McMillan
Arnet Arnold McMillan – December 28, 1943 – March 18, 2017.
Arnet passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday March 18, 2017, in his 74th year, with family by his side. Predeceased by his wife, Bonnie Dygos (May 22, 1994) and his parents Rex McMillan (1968) and Blanche (Malcolm) McMillan (1996). Survived by his brother Lonny McMillan (Teresa) and nieces & nephews; Jamie, Crystal, Troy. Fondly remembered by his stepchildren; Richard (Gail), Wanieta (Bruce), Chuck, Bonnie (Ike), Sandra (Denis), Steven, Charlotte and grandchildren; Stephanie, Sally, Holly, Haley, Kelly, Katie, Charlene, Merissa, Eric, Alex, Phil and Justin and great-grandchildren Alyssa, Travis, Abby, Hunter, Zac, Kylie, Mason, Aubree and Lucas. Arnet will be sadly missed by his many family & friends.
Arnet quit school at age 12 and worked in tobacco his entire working life. He would work right through the entire season from planting to stripping. He also worked at the tobacco warehouse for 19 years. He had planned to work until he was 65 but when he turned 64 he got shingles and could not work that last year. Arnet was a gentle soul and wouldn’t purposely hurt anyone or anything. He spent the last years of his life living with his cousin and best friend Bruce Malcolm, until Bruce passed away in March 2014. He dearly missed Bruce and said so often.
Friends will be received at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King Street, Burford on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Delhi Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Arnet’s memory may be made to Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto or a charity of your choice. KEITH OVINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 134 King Street, Burford. 519-449-1112 www.keithovington.ca