Charles Victor Mills passed peacefully on July 27, 2008 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. He was born on June 23, 1920 at Dawson City, Yukon to Charles and Elizabeth Mills (nee Platt). Charlie married Elsie May Cam on December 21, 1944 and he worked at Keno Hill Mines. In 1951, Charlie and Elsie moved to Kamloops, BC and he worked for Emil Anderson and Dawson Construction companies on many road projects throughout BC.
Elsie, and Charlie’s only sister, Helen, predeceased Charlie in 1983, and he then retired to White Lake, BC where he enjoyed his animals and many good friends. Charlie returned to his beloved Yukon for several months every summer to prospect for gold.
Charlie is survived by daughter, Irene “Mickey” (John) Oesch; grandchildren, Les Lintick (Charlotte) and Sandy Laseur (Len); great-grandchildren Mickey, Sandy, Chance and Julie Lintick and Lane and Mitch Laseur; niece, Peggy and great-niece, Shannon Cassidy and her son,Tyler.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.