Charlotte "Ann" Millard

Passed 03/08/2023


Obituary For Charlotte "Ann" Millard

Charlotte “Ann” Millard (nee McKay) was a vibrant, stylish, and fun-loving mother, wife, aunt, and friend who passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 8th, 2023, surrounded by loving family and friends in her home on College Street in Halifax. She was 91. Ann was born in New Glasgow to Hugh and Chris Mckay. She is survived by her daughter Julie (Jay), son Robert and her brother John (Amy Pullen McKay “Tinker”), and her beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ann grew up in New Glasgow. She was a quiet girl who was innately curious about life. She was known for her dry sense of humor and love of laughter. She was an avid rider of horses who also loved dancing. Ann went to school in New Glasgow and then to Horton Academy in Wolfville where she met the love of her life Oliver (Ollie) Millard, whom she married in 1955. After their marriage, Ann and Ollie spent five years in Hemer, Germany at the Hospital Solingen where Ollie worked as a family physician before he pursued urology at Dalhousie University. When Ollie finished his residency, he and Ann spent a year in New York where Ollie completed his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Hospital. When they returned to Halifax, Ann volunteered at the Halifax Infirmary Hospital and focused on raising their two children. Ann was a voracious reader, bridge player and Junior League member who was always immaculately dressed. She also worked for the Nova Scotia Conservative Party for several years and served on the Halifax City Regional Library board of Directors for many years. She spent her last years after Ollie died in 2016, living at the Parkland on College Street. She had many friends at Parkland including a little cat who often visited her room. She loved muffins and ice cream and she especially loved music and at age 85, she took Ukulele lessons with J Chalmers Doane. She looked forward to Fridays when Chalmers Doane played with his band, to the Saturday sing-a-longs and to Sundays when Dr. Laurie McNeil played and sang. Ann is loved by many and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. There will be a celebration of her life held at Parkland at the Gardens, 5732 College Street, Halifax on Saturday April 15, 2023, from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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  • 04/14/2023

    Julie and Rob: Sending my condolences on the passing of your mother. Many fond memories with her and your family in Pictou County and Halifax. Thinking of you, Wanda (Kontak) Deschamps

  • 03/28/2023

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful mum Julie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending you love and hugs. Michele Niles xo

  • 03/18/2023

    Deepest sympathy to Julie, Robert and family. I have fond memories of their mum from back in elementary school days and visits to their family home with childhood friend Julie. Thoughts are with you.

  • 03/14/2023

    My mom and Ann's mom were 1st cousins. While I don't recall meeting Ann during the few years I lived in New Glasgow as a teenager, I certainly remember hearing about her and her husband when we would gather for family events. It is lovely to read that she had such a rich life. It is also interesting to see that her given name was actually "Charlotte". I hadn't realized that she may have been the namesake of one of her mom's aunts. My sincere condolences to her immediate family. Lorna Fraser

  • 03/14/2023

    Our sincere sympathy to all of the family. Our thoughts are with you. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

  • 03/14/2023

    Sad to hear of Ann's passing. A lifelong friend of the Bell family and the wife of a respected colleague. Condolences to all of her family.

  • 03/13/2023

    What a beautiful obituary. Sending love and peace to Julie, Robert and the family. Adriana Wilson

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