Mildred Cross

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 15:30 PM

Millie Cross

September 6, 1955 - March 2, 2018

Born in Prince Edward Island, daughter of Iona and Reagh (deceased) Pound.

Millie is survived by her husband Kelly, son Philip (Amy), daughter Kerrie (Ryan), grandchildren Kiara, Riley, Sam and Cedric, & furry friends Carmen and Bao.

Millie met Kelly in Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit) - birthplace to their son - on Baffin Island while employed by the Royal Bank.

After two years together in Canada's arctic they moved to Dawson Creek, BC - birthplace to their daughter - and enjoyed horseback riding and outdoor adventures for five and half years.

Moving to Thunder Bay where after numerous years in food and beverage - Neebing Roadhouse, she thoroughly enjoyed working at Belluz Farms for several more years.

They later moved to Ignace to be closer to the outdoor activities and adventure they looked forward to.

Millie's infectious laugh and smile lit up the room. She enjoyed people and gained many friends with her open and friendly personality, treating everyone as though they were old friends. She loved adventure, spending time outdoors, dogs, horses, snowmobiling, swimming, hiking and canoeing many rivers and lakes throughout the area with her husband and friends.

Millie's family and friends were always very special to her and she made sure she stayed connected. She was a devoted wife and mother and a dynamic person. She was excited to have grandchildren and loved them and who will appreciate her genuine interest in people, her honesty and integrity as they grow older and learn about their grandmother.

Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Millie also knew she didn't hesitate to share her perspective. If Millie didn't approve of something she didn't hold that thought for a second. We loved her for that and so much more.

Millie's culinary skills were beyond reproach and she did it all so effortlessly for her dinner guests and those in her gourmet dinner group parties. Frequently her family friends - east and west - when travelling through were invited for a meal and a night's hospitality. Friends frequently asked her for home decorating advice as she had an eye for detail and was ahead of her time regarding trends. This creative ability allowed her many years of satisfaction making Christmas wreaths for many. She particularly enjoyed going into the woods to gather up the natural materials to make them.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date for her close friends and relatives. Those who wish to sign her guest book, send a note to the family, share a memory or a picture online may do so on www.inmemoryofmillie.ca.

In lieu of flowers, and if friends so desire, donations may be made to Mary Berglund Community Health Centre Hub (Ignace) or Tamarack House (Thunder Bay) through Stevens Funeral Homes, PO Box 412, Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z1.

Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca