Philip S MacMillan
Obituary for Philip S MacMillan
MacMillan, Maj. Philip S. 87, 15 Montebello Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital in Halifax on August 3rd, 2020.
Born in Swampscott Mass. USA, he with his family members came to Nova Scotia in 1936. He was the son of the late Russell and May(Sawyer) MacMillan of Truro. He had a career with the military, joining the RCAF in September 1953 and retired August 1989. He was commissioned from the rank of Sergeant and promoted to the rank of Flying Officer in 1966. In 1974 he was promoted to the rank of Major. He served at various bases across Canada from Alberta to Newfoundland. He also served at RCAF Station(2) Fighter Wing, Grostenquin, France 1961-1964. He became the Senior Staff Officer Atlantic for Air Traffic Control Services Air Group HQ, Halifax from 1976-1979. At the time of his retirement he was employed as a Senior Air Rescue Control Officer at the Rescue Coordination Centre(RCC), Halifax.
He is survived by his daughters: Heather Olsen Edmonton AB, Patricia Barkhouse Dartmouth NS, Sandra Cansfield Abbotsford BC, and son Wayne Dartmouth NS. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister Kathleen Edgett Nine Mile River Hants County and brother Eric Onslow of Truro.
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