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Born In: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Born: January 26th, 1925

Passed on: December 7th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Millie Radies. Born January 26, 1925 in Kamloops, she died peacefully in her sleep on December 7, 2012.

Survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years Elmer; daughters Cathy Radies (Mal), Marilyn (Allan) Husted and son Jim Radies (Darline), her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ernie and Gail Radies of Delta, sister-in-law Nel Radies of Armstrong, brother-in-law Frank Roy of Ontario and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her infant son Douglas (1956), her parents John Henry (1965) and Catherine Graham (1968), her sister Kay Schrauwen (2007) and brother Bill Graham (2009).

Millie, a Kamloops city girl met Elmer in 1946 at one of the many dances held at the Masonic Hall. Their two year courtship was a whirl of dancing to the live music at the local halls before they married in August 1948.

Millie embodied a pioneering spirit; she was the quiet force working behind the scenes, making sure that family always came first. We could count on having our favourite meal and cake prepared for us on our birthdays and anniversaries - that was tradition. People were made to feel welcome at Mom and Dad's home as well - coffee, cookies and/or a meal, were always made available.

Her kind and gentle nature was not only felt by family and friends, but for animals as well. She couldn't say no to the strays that arrived at their doorstop throughout the years, and there were many. They brought her great joy. Millie returned to her love of music when she started piano lessons in her sixties; long after her children had given up their music lessons.

For a city girl, she managed to live a genuine country life, right up until this past August when she became ill.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mavis Hollman for her extraordinary care and compassion in looking after Mom all these years, she thought (as we do) the world of you. Many thanks also to Erin and Teresa, her front line gals at the office. We are also grateful for the TLC given to our mother by the doctors and nurses at RIH these last few months.

There will be no service by request.

Flowers are also gratefully declined.

If so desired, please remember Millie's love of animals and gardening by planting a tree or a shrub; feeding the birds; adopting a stray; or by making a donation to the Kamloops and District Humane Society.

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