Barry McMillen had been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina when he passed away July 14 at the age of 70. He was born in Fort Wayne Indiana in 1942, served three years in the US Army during the years 1966 to 1969. He earned his BA in Psychology at Purdue University and his MA at Saint Mary’s University. He worked for many years as a drug and alcohol counselor at Hazelden Foundation.
Barry loved to play golf, read Science Fiction and other books on psychology and addiction. He enjoyed carving and staining leather and would give it as presents for friends and private consignments. Barry was a founding member of Clan MacMillan North Central States here in Minnesota, an organization that he loved and most recently served as President of Clan MacMillan Society of North America. Barry moved to Argentina to be with his soul mate and beloved wife Cristina.
The following words are from Cristina:
“I never thought that I had to write an obituary for Barry, I always thought that we were going to pass away together, but life had another plans for us.
What can I say? That I love him with all my heart, He was everything to me, he was my soul mate and I miss him. How could I define Barry? He was an honest man with great heart, he was brave because he fought against cancer with all his strength and I was always by his side giving him love support and comfort. He was treated by the best doctors and they did everything for him but unfortunately the kind of cancer he had was one of the worst. He was a fighter, and fought till the end.
Two days before he died in a moment of conscience he said he was sorry and I replied that there was nothing to be sorry that I love him and that he needed to let his soul free.
I was holding his hand when his heart said, this is enough. I miss him and at the same time I am thankful to live because I know that some day we are going to be together again.
We were friends, lovers, soul mate and I was proud that he was my husband.
Love to you
Barry is survived by Cris, sons Brian and Kevin and two grandchildren.
Memorials can be donated in Barry’s name to either MacMillan Cancer Research at
to CTS, the Community of the Tonsured Servant, by cheque, made
out to CLAN MACMILLAN
mail to: Blanche MacMillan
5364 Salem Road
Canada L7L 3K3
Glengarry Historical Society
On 21 July 2012 the founding
president of our society, the well-known Hugh P MacMillan, passed away
at the age of 88 in his sleep at his Ottawa residence, lucid to his
final days. His wife, the former Muriel Diver, and their four children
and several grandchildren remain. Hugh P was the negotiator in the late
1950s for the acquisition of the Star Inn which remains the centrepiece
of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum complex at Dunvegan. In 1962, when the
Society was chartered he began a second collection, this time centred
on the early fur trade of the North West Company, which is now curated
by the Nor'Wester & Loyalist Museum in Williamstown.
Hugh P's own account of these days is detailed in a article he wrote for our annual volume, Glengarry Life (1997), but for the best account of his remarkable life one must read his autobiography entitled Adventures of a Paper Sleuth (Penumbra Press, Manotick ON, 2004). The announcement of his passing was covered in the Glengarry News and is available on their website, as is his funeral eulogy which is on the website of our society. http://www.glengarryhistoricalsociety.com/GHS/HughP.htmlThe funeral at Kirkhill (St Columba's) was attended by a large crowd of friends and neighbours with many coming from a far distance, all sharing in the web of friendship and interests that inspired our founder throughout his days.
HULL, Elva Marilyn (née MacMillan) - passed away peacefully on Thursday November 22, 2012 at Elgin Manor, St. Thomas. Beloved wife of George Hull and mother of Jody Hull (Kathy) of Mt. Brydges, Randy Hull (Bernice) of London, Terry Hull (Brenda) of Lucan, and Heather Duncan (Bruce) of Ottawa. Loving Grandmother of Sheri Bencich (Rob) and Andrea Sekerak (Joe), Wesley, Emily and Brandon Hull, and Cavan, Aileen and Cameron Duncan. Great-grandmother of Joshua Bencich and Jacob Sekerak. Dear sister of Kathryne (Norman) O'Neill of Colborne.
A memorial service to celebrate Marilyn's life will be held on Monday November 26, 2012 at St. John's United Church, Dutton Ontario at 11 a.m. Those wishing to send expressions of sympathy and/or donations in memory of Marilyn are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association, and may be made through LONDON CREMATION SERVICES 519-672-0459 or www.londoncremation.com