Velna D. Mills

Born: Sun., Sep. 4, 1932
Died: Thu., Sep. 27, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 01, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 01, 2018
Location: Adams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Oct. 02, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's United Church - Black River Bridge NB

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Velna D. Mills

1932 – 2018

Velna Druscilla Mills, wife of Lloyd Mills of Miramichi passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 86.

Born in Napan on September 4, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Archie and Jennie Elizabeth “Bessie” (MacInnis) Gilliss.  She worked at the Morada Motel for many years in housekeeping.  She was a member of St. Stephen’s United Church.

She is survived by her husband Lloyd Mills; son-in-law, Ludger Cormier of Miramichi; three grandchildren: Christine Adams (Cory) of Quispamsis, Nancy Buggie (Justin) of Amherst, NS and Greg Corcoran (Alex) of Miramichi; seven great grandchildren; three sisters: Helen MacDiarmid of Napan, Beatrice Leslie of Miramichi and Diane Tucker of Fredericton; two brothers: Roy Gilliss (Anita) of Napan and Archie Gilliss Jr. (Elwanda) of Fredericton; many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents; daughter, Heather Cormier; son, Garth Mills; two sisters: Ruth and Laura and infant brother.

Visitation was held from Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral service was held from St. Stephen’s United Church, Black River Bridge on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2 pm with Rev. David Allan officiating.  Music for the service was provided by David Mann and the Loggieville-Black River Pastoral Charge Choir.  The hymns were “Psalms 23”, “Just As I Am”, “Amazing Grace” and the recessional hymn was “We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection”.  The lighting of the Christ Candle was done by Neil Watling, and Memorial Candles were lit by Greg Corcoran and Ludger Cormier.  The scripture reader was Agnes McLenaghan.

Honorary pallbearers were:  Blanche McDougall, Jasper Mills, Kayla Trevors, Anna Watling and Robert MacDiarmid.  Pallbearers were:  Cory Adams, Justin Buggie, John Gilliss, Cory Guimond, Brian McDougall and Wade McLenaghan.  Interment was in the Black River Community Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the St. Stephen’s United Church or donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
To the family of the late Mrs. Velna D. Mills,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Velna.

Thinking of you all at this time of loss in all of my thoughts, love, blessings and prayers.

Sincerely, Anthony W.J. McLean

Frank & Ellen Trevors
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
Lloyd ....Our thoughts and prayers are with you God bless

Terry & Laurene Nason
   Posted Thu September 27, 2018
So sorry to read of Velna's passing. May God hold each one of you closely as you travel this part of the journey. God Bless!

Leslie and Jess Heisler
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
So sorry to hear of Aunt Velna's passing. I have fond memories of summer visits, seeing her at Gram's house and at the hall during family reunions. May she rest in peace.

Ms. Carolyn Parks-Mckinnon
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
I wish to express my most sincere condolences to all the family of Mrs. Mills. Personally I did not know her well but I know members if the family. She is a beautiful Angel now on your shoulder and may she rest in Peace. Thoughts are with you all at this time!!

Bill Walls Sr.
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Lloyd Mills & Family
Shocked and saddened to learn of Velna's passing. My
sincere condolences go out to you at this saddest time.
God bless.
Bill Walls Sr.

Bonnie & Ted Lenton (Matthews)
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
Sorry for the loss of your family member. Prayers to the family

Judy Donnelly
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
Dear Lloyd,

I extend to you my deepest sympathy.May your memories become your special treasures.
With Caring thoughts,

Gloria Mills
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Mills/Gillies family very sorry for your loss. Billy & Gloria Mills.

Arthur and Lylla Adams
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Lloyd Mills and Gilliss family
Sorry to hear of Velnas passing
Please accept our sincere sympathy

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