Obituaries & Death Notices
NELSON, Mildred 'Millie' Elizabeth (nee Belliveau)
Published:Jan 13, 2012
Event Date:Jan 01, 2012
Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Cambridge Times
NELSON, Mildred 'Millie' Elizabeth (nee Belliveau) - After a life well lived, aged 90, Mildred 'Millie' Nelson (nee Belliveau) formerly of Amherst, Nova Scotia and Cambridge, Ontario passed away January 1, 2012, 15 minutes into the new year at the Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, Ontario. Millie was a live wire! She loved to dance and taught line dancing for years (and made us watch the videos!). She was an exquisite, embroiderer, quilter, knitter and dress maker having received her diploma in 1946 from Montreal's Maurice Dress Designing Institute. She learned to play the organ in mid-life. There was little this talented lady couldn't do. For years she knit dozens and dozens of little caps for hospital babies and we have kept some for future Belliveau and related babies. Prior to her husband Kenny's death the two travelled extensively throughout the States with their trailer in tow. Millie had wonderful and fun stories about times with her younger brother Gerald and his wife Marilyn during their many Texas visits. During the war this spunky optimist wanted to join the Navy, but knew her mother would not support this. So Millie told her she wanted to join the Army. "The Army" her mother said, "absolutely not. Better you join the Navy or Air Force!" She enlisted in the Navy in May of 1943 and was honourably discharged in July 1945. Way to go Millie! Mildred was born and raised in Amherst Nova Scotia where she was employed by The Two Barkers, then eventually relocated to Montreal where she met and married her Kenny. Together they lived in Montreal, St. Eustache-sur-le Lac and LaSalle Quebec. The two then moved to Bramalea and eventually to the John Bayus Park in Cambridge, Ontario. Millie found many faithful and true friends during her years at the Park and although she left there with a heavy heart, she knew she would be well cared for at Vila Nova Place in Cambridge. And from there to the Village of Winston Park in Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents John and Helena, husband Kenny. brothers Rene, Victor, Leo (in infancy), and sisters Lorraine and Lenore (in infancy). Although Mildred and Kenny had no children, she leaves to mourn, niece Eileen Cormier (Lee) of Long Island NY, nephews Ralph Belliveau (Sheila Graham) of Amherst NS, Gary Belliveau (Connie) of Moncton NB, her brother Gerald and many great and great -great nieces and nephews. Aunt Millie last visited the Maritimes in August 2010 to attend the wedding of a great-niece. She wrote in the guest book, only read months later, "When I arrive at the pearly gates and Saint Peter says what kept you so long, I will answer, 'blame my family'. They decided I needed some exercise. So they walked and walked me until I finally said 'enough'. I'll pass on as soon as possible which appears to be a much longer period than I had planned. So here I am Peter, nice to finally meet you. Peace at last Millie". Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Corbett Funeral Home, Cambridge, Ontario. Peace at last to you Millie, We all love you.
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