Arlene Millard (nee Caudle)
It is with heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of Arlene Jane Millard on January 7, 2021 in her 81st year, in Orillia, Ontario.
Born on April 5, 1939 to Omery and Kathleen Caudle and raised in Midland, Ontario. Beloved wife for 59 years of the late Robert Millard of Coldwater. Loving mother and grandmother to Grant and his sons Mason and Clayton, and to her daughter Anne Millard-Ferris and son-in-law Tim Ferris. Sister to Constance (nee Caudle) Piitz (predeceased) and Patrick Piitz (predeceased); sister-in-law to Peter Millard and Gabrielle Jones, and to Margaret Birch (nee Millard) (predeceased) and Ross Birch. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
A nursing graduate, she trained at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, and shortly after marrying and moving to Toronto, Arlene began her nursing career in geriatrics where her love and compassion for the elderly and people in general made her a favourite of many. Her great sense of humour and winning smile were her trademarks.
Arlene and Robert returned to their old stomping grounds retiring in Moonstone, later moving to Orillia. Arlene loved gardening and putting on great feasts for family and friends, and she will be remembered fondly for her culinary skills. No one went away hungry! She also enjoyed 60 years as a member of the Midland Ideal Rebekah Lodge, was a member of the Eady Women’s Institute in Moonstone and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Scarborough. Arlene will be very missed by her many friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the nurses and PSWs at Spencer House (Orillia) and Muskoka Shores (Gravenhurst) for their outstanding care and friendship.
With great disappointment, due to the global health crisis there will not be a funeral service, which would have made Arlene very happy since she loved to throw a good party!
As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and may be made through the funeral home.