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Mildred "Millie Freda Manthorne

Saturday, May 14th, 1921 - Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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It is with deep sadness that the family of Mildred Freda Manthorne announce her passing at Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg, NS on February 26, 2019 at the age of 97 after an 11-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Millie is survived by her daughter, Jackie Manthorne, daughter-in-law Mona Forrest, granddaughter Sheanna Forrest-Manthorne and partner, Matt Postma, all of Ottawa, sister Fran Feindel of New Germany, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph Manthorne, parents Garnet and Maggie Rhuland, brothers Freeman and Garnet Rhuland and sisters Margaret Hiltz, Daisy Corkum and Shirley Mallalieu.

Millie was a lifelong resident of Lunenburg who participated fully in all this Bluenose town had to offer, from depression days to the Second World War years to the growth and then failure of the fishing industry. She was a graduate of Lunenburg Academy and went on to work at Louis C. B. Schwartz Shoes, Sear’s order office, and finally as Activity Coordinator at Harbour View Haven.

Millie was an accomplished water colour and oil painter as well as a craftsperson in many media, including quilting, smocking, crocheting, knitting, and rug hooking. She and Ralph spent every spring, summer and fall at their cottage on Heckman’s Island, where they enjoyed keeping a few chickens, baking dozens of apple pies, entertaining relatives and friends, and could regularly be seen canoeing to Fifty Acres. She was a faithful member of Central United Church and of the United Church Women, and participated in many social events.

Thanks to the doctors, nurses and other staff of Harbour View Haven for excellent care during her 11-year stay.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg, where a Celebration of Life for Millie will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lunenburg Academy Foundation, the Lunenburg Art Gallery, Harbour View Haven, or to a charity of your choice.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home
    11213 Hwy. # 3
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  • Interment

    Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Reception

    Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home
    11213 Hwy. # 3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Derrill Hynick

Posted at 07:32am
Jackie I looked at the picture and said that's the women I remember. It has been a long time since I have seen her. I also wondered many times about you. I stopped going to Lunenburg after mom died. The town was a very different place in the 1950-1960's. I will pray for you and your mother. She lived a beautiful long life. Derrill Hynick Neighbour and childhood friend.

Janette Church

Posted at 09:47am
Jackie and family. May it help to ease your pain knowing there are others keeping you in their hearts and prayers. Take care and God Bless you ! Janette Church

The Mallalieu Families

Posted at 10:09pm
In memory of Aunt Millie Manthorne From: Andy Mallalieu, Kathy Holden, Gary Mallalieu and families
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Jane Spindler

Posted at 03:22pm
Our memories will always go back to the “good old days” and remember all the good times.
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Hope and James Campbell

Posted at 02:22pm
our sincere sympathy
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