Well-known Rimbey resident passes away

A well-known friendly lady with a sweet smile and a wonderful sense of humour, has passed away.

A well-known friendly lady with a sweet smile and a wonderful sense of humour, often seen in her wheelchair out and about on the streets of Rimbey, has passed away.

Heather Mae Millar died on Sat., April 18. She was 51.

Miller was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1983. In 1998 she moved into the long-term care facility of the Rimbey Hospital.

She was to remain living there until her passing this spring.

Colleen Weyman, MS Ambassador for the MS Society of Canada, the Alberta & NWT Division, spoke fondly of Millar.

“I would say it was not the best life to offer someone so young, but she made the best out of her life that she could.”

She was not a complainer, Weyman added.

“She always had a good joke to tell. She had an awesome memory and her mathematics skills were impeccable. She enjoyed playing cards and knitted scarves until she no longer had the ability. She worked tirelessly for the MS Society, collecting money and increasing awareness of the disease.”

Millar was familiar with Rimbey and was very aware of what was needed in the community to help the disabled.

“She knew her way around Rimbey like the back of her hand. She loved getting outside and getting around.”

Weyman said Millar will truly be missed. “She has left an imprint on everyone’s heart that shecame in contact with,” she said.

 

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