Muriel Margaret Wilkins (nee Mills) known affectionately to family and friends as “Moon”; passed away peacefully on Sunday Jan 23, 2022 in Ottawa at the age of 87, after a brief illness with Cancer.
Moon is predeceased by her beloved husband George “Bud” Wilkins of 52 years, her parents Clifford and Helena Mills of Ottawa, her brother Chuck Mills of Ottawa, and by Bud’s siblings Elmer Wilkins (Rose Anne), Belva Hughes (Edwin), and their daughter Kelly, and Jane Singleton (Bernie). Moon’s companion Edward Needham also predeceases her.
Moon is survived by her brother Jim Mills and his wife Marion of Stittsville, and their children Lori Mills, Karyn Larose and Murray Mills, as well as her sister-in-law Mary Mills (Bob) of Ottawa and their children Chad Mills and Asya Marie Mills, as well as her cousins Robert Mills (Jean) of Prescott, and Mary Tompach (Norm) of California, along with many great nieces and nephews. Moon is also survived by her god-daughter Karen Nickerson.
Moon was born in New Edinburgh in Ottawa, met and married Bud and moved to Toronto and eventually London, where she and Bud spent many happy years. Moon worked most of her career for Labatt’s Brewery in London
Last year, Moon came to reside once again in Ottawa surrounded by her family, and many new friends. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff and residents at the Courtyards on Eagleson.
Moon was an avid gardener, a Sunday school teacher, and a regular volunteer with many London charitable organizations.
A family funeral service was held, in Ottawa, at St. John’s Lutheran church. Interment will take place July 22, 2022 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery-London.
Those wishing to honour Moon are asked to consider planting a tree or flowers. Please consider supporting the Alzheimer Society of Canada if you would like to make a donation. https://alzheimer.ca/en
Online condolences may be made at www.mpcemetery.ca Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc., London, Ontario.
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