MacMillan, Audrey Edith
August 29, 1931 – May 9, 2013
Suddenly and peacefully on May 9th, Audrey Edith MacMillan (née Butler) passed away after 81 years. To her children Bruce (Judy) Jane and Ross (Kimberly) she was Mom: Life coach and teacher, hockey den mother and holiday meal architect. To grand-daughters Tayler, Lauren and Jamison she was Nana: cookie-maker, shell collector and secret Santa. To sister Doreen Smith and friends she was Audrey: Canucks fan, animal lover, gardener and enthusiast of all things Comox Valley.
A Vancouver native, Britannia High School and UBC graduate (B’Comm 1954) Audrey married Douglas MacMillan in 1959, and lovingly raised their children in North Vancouver and Montreal. She took over management of the family business, Progressive Engineering Works, in 1985 after the passing of her beloved father Walter. Upon retirement she moved to Little River near Comox, BC where the Butler family settled a generation earlier, moving from Brigus, Nfld.
Little River was where she was happiest, building a homestead and garden that she loved to share. Friends are invited to join the family among the rhododendrons in
Audrey’s garden on Monday, May 20, 2013,11 AM – 2 PM to celebrate her life.
Special thanks to Dr.Thomas and the team at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Comox Valley S.P.C.A.