Born In: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: April 20th, 1933
Passed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: June 8th, 2012
Gerald “Gerry” F. Mills passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, June 8, 2012 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, NS at the age of 79, following a struggle with cancer. Born in Dartmouth, NS on April 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Douglas and Geraldine (Whebby) Mills. A Staff Sgt. with the RCMP serving most of his career in Newfoundland and Labrador, he retired to Cambridge, NS in 1990. Gerry remained active during retirement through his involvement with Citizen’s Patrol, tending his vegetable garden, travelling and spending time with his dogs. He valued all long-standing friendships as well as the relationships he built with his neighbours and those in the community. Gerry was always able to uncover a common connection with people he encountered. He often attributed the continued quality of his life to his participation in the fitness program for heart patients at the Valley Regional Hospital and for this, the family is grateful. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Furlotte) of Dalhousie, NB; sisters, Anna Howlett (Edward) of Corner Brook, NL; Claire Kariker (Dave) of Arkansas, USA; children, Sally (Colin) Goff, Peter (Sheila) and Pamela (Terry Boswell); grandchildren, Shane, Dana Marie, Brad, and Stacy; great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Fred (Marg), John (Joan), Reverend Father Joseph and Donald (Joyce); sister, Mary Williams (Guy). Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers to be held at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Gerald Saulnier officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be held at 12 noon on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Donations in memory may be made to Hope Cottage - 2435 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS B3K 2Z4 (902-429-7968) www.hopecottage.ca. or the Valley Cardiac Rehab Society (Hearts on Ice). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries or condolences may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.