March 26,1936-November 16,2022

John passed away at age 86 peacefully early on the morning of November 16 at home with his wife Audrey by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years Audrey (nee Liddle), children Stephen, Catherine & Janet. Grandchildren Christopher, Erin, Ryan, Chelsea, Tegan, Nicolette, Alexandra & Keelan. Great grandchildren Makenzie, Phoenix, Jeremiah, Monique, Nixon, Lincoln, Ethan, Olivia, Scarlett & Penelope and best friend Cyril Turrett.
Born on March 26, in Ancoats (Manchester) England, John was one of 11 children. In 1975 John, his wife and children emigrated to Calgary, Alberta Canada. He worked as a roofer until retiring in 2004. John and Audrey moved to Creston British Columbia to live out their retirement years. John loved living on his acreage and tending to his many fruit trees. He was an extremely hard worker and did not slow down even in retirement. John loved to take his beloved dog Sammy to the park daily. Sammy remained at his side until he passed.
John was extremely devoted to his family, enjoying every minute he could with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He truly was the best. John had the most positive outlook always laughing and joking right till the end. He was very generous and giving and always helped others whether it be family, friends or even strangers. He will be truly missed and forever loved. We know you are at peace now, in heaven looking over us.

Cochrane Country Funeral Home –

Arrangements entrusted to Emily Champ, Funeral Director

  1. On November 20, 2022 at 3:42 pm Michele Dempsey Said:

    Sending condolences and love to Audrey,Stephen, Catherine, Janet and their families. We also emigrated as a family to Calgary in 1975. We met a few English people during our time spent in Calgary the Mills family amongst, we hold the fun times and memories forever. X

  2. On November 20, 2022 at 4:13 pm Julie Said:

    To my Auntie Audrey and my cousins so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you. Goodbye Uncle John you will be with my dad (Keith) now you guys were good buddies.

  3. On November 20, 2022 at 5:53 pm Christine & Rick Ramchuk Said:

    Dear Auntie Audrey,Stephen, Catherine and Janet. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Uncle John. We always enjoyed his and Sam’s visits when we were at Mom & Dad’s. He was always friendly energetic and enthusiastic. Him and Dad will be talking about Soccer matches together now. All our love, Christine, Rick, Melanie and Troy Ramchuk.

  4. On November 20, 2022 at 7:58 pm Denise Parsons Said:

    What an incredible family man and great human being . Truly blessed to have known him
    And shared laughter and good times being welcomed in his home .

    Sending Mom Audrey Mills , Catherine , Janet , Stephen and the entire family
    Our deepest condolences at this difficult time.

    Heaven has truly gained an Angel

    Much love Denise, Aisha, Christian, Christina and Zoey

  5. On November 20, 2022 at 11:31 pm cyril sid turrett Said:

    to the family my colondences to you all,,john was a great father,worked so hard for his family,i worked with him for 17 years,,he taught me a thing or two ,,i learened from the best,john was my father figure for half my life,so was mom,,i love him miss him so much,,rip my buddie ,,you will certainly be miss,,love you

  6. On November 21, 2022 at 6:30 am Belinda Slater Said:

    Sending our deepest cond
    olances to Auntie Audrey, Steven, Janet, Catherine and the wider family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of uncle John, I will always remember his smiling face with great fondness, and altho we have many miles between us, you are all in our thoughts, Belinda, Dave and family

  7. On November 21, 2022 at 10:12 pm Donna Mills Said:

    My sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Uncle John may your many cherished memories you have shared over the years bring you comfort during this very difficult time.

    Love Donna. xo

  8. On November 22, 2022 at 6:05 am HARRY MILLS Said:

    Our KID
    Sincere condolences to Audrey Stephen Janet. Catherines. And families. We Was glad to see almost all the families on our trip to CANADA one of the nice days was for the 3 BROTHERS to get together I am very proud to call JOHN OUR KID and to say SEE YOU OUR KID

    Harry Angela Tony Shane nd ALL

  9. On November 22, 2022 at 6:31 am Juliet Stonehewer Said:

    Dearest Auntie Audrey, Stephen, Janet. Catherine & all the grandchildren & great grandchildren.
    My thoughts & love are with you all.
    Beautiful man & very fond memories of uncle John. especially when me & Christian came to see you in Canada.
    I know you all have memories to cherish, which will stay with you forever.
    Stay strong & I’m certain uncle john will be looking down on you all, feeling very proud of all his family.
    Memories & love last forever.
    Lots of love
    Juliet & Christian xxxx

  10. On November 22, 2022 at 9:21 am Julie French Said:

    So saddened to hear the news of John’s passing. In the brief time I knew him John’s sense of humour, devotion to his loved ones and that “Naughty Twinkle” in his eye endeared him. Hugs Love and Peace you all with a special one to Audrey. Hope he meets my parents in Heaven and they have a Good Old Chinwag about Manchester Days

  11. On November 22, 2022 at 11:42 am alan mills Said:

    still think your here our kid going to miss your sense of humour and your love of life had a laugh thinking of when we were in the army together thanks for the memories will always be in my heart condolences to audrey and family alan sandra donna nicholas

  12. On November 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm Stephen Said:

    My Dad

    A man amongst men
    Mentor, teacher, and always hard working, even till his last days.
    Strong family values, honest and a father figure one could only have wished for, he shaped me in so many ways.
    He gave me strength growing up in some difficult circumstances, but he would never let me get down or feel defeated
    My love for you will last to eternity,
    Your beloved son
    Stephen ❤️

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