The death of Edith (Hornbrook) Mills occurred on January 6th, 2016 in Chipman, N.B. Born in Chipman, N.B. on June 17, 1922, Edith was the daughter of Sylvia and Walter Hornbrook, and sister of Frances (Mills), Harold Hornbrook, and half-sister of Arnold Hassan, all of whom predeceased her. She is survived by her husband John, nephews, and neices – George Mills (Linda), Mary Cunningham (Michael), Anne Caldwell (David), Rob Mills (Shelley), Barbara Hale (Roger, deceased), Eileen Jordan (Dalton) and their families. Also survived by special friends, the Nechitas.
Edith graduated from Chipman High School in 1939, and in 1947 married her high school sweetheart, John Mills. They made their home in Chipman.
Edith taught school for 35 years, in the Chipman area, retiring in 1977. John retired the following year. They enjoyed many happy years of retirement which included many trips “trailering” around North America and making new friends.
Edith was a member of Chipman United Church where she served as the first woman
elder, taught Sunday School for years, served on various committees and was a member of the U.C.W. She served as secretary of the Red Bank Cemetery Committee for over 50 years.
She was instrumental or led the effort to establish the Chipman Library which would perhaps be her most noteworthy community achievement. In 1987, she was named Distinguished Citizen of Chipman of recognition of her many contributions in community life. She served on the Boards of Chipman Outreach Inc. and Chipman Community care for many years. Edith was an ardent environmentalist and always loved animals.
Her service will be held at Chipman United Church, Chipman, N.B. on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. with reception to follow. Visitation will take place from 12:30 – 2:30 at the church prior to the service.
Contributions to Chipman United Church, Chipman Public Library, the United Church Mission & Service Fund or any SPCA Shelter would be appreciated.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium (339-6612). Condolences and memories may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.