Millie Laura Rempel
1940 – 2022
It is with deep sadness we announce that Millie Laura Rempel passed away on August 22, 2022, at the age of 82 in the Royal Inland Hospital.
Born on January 18, 1940, in Vancouver, BC, Millie spent the first few years of her life in the big city before moving to Clearwater, BC where she enjoyed the rest of her days living and loving her community. Millie married John Rempel in 1955 and they raised three children while remaining active in the curling club and fundraising to keep the Clearwater Arena alive. As a long-time resident, Millie worked for many years at the Clearwater Post Office until her retirement at the age of 72. She enjoyed playing Bingo until after retirement when she discovered a love for the local Wednesday night Poker Club. Many of you who played against her know that she played to WIN. Her competitive spirit didn’t end with poker – she would kick your ass at Scrabble too! Millie had a big heart. She was kind and loving to all she knew, even if it meant giving a stern word or two. Anyone who knew Millie had the honour of being well-loved and taken care of.
Millie was predeceased by her husband, John Rempel; her two sisters and one brother. She is survived by her brother, Theodore Richter; three children Mark (Rebecca), Mona (Gerard), and Kevin (Susan); grandchildren Jennifer (Roger), Sara (Glen), Joshua (Anisha), Russell (Alexis), Leah (Brady), Jennifer, Gwen, Diane, Russell, and Rachel; as well as several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews in both Canada and the United States; and those she chose as family.
A graveside service with interment was held at Riverview Cemetery in Clearwater, BC on August 29, 2022, at 2pm, luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Food Bank.Print This Obituary & Condolences