MACMILLAN , ERIC FRANCIS
May 20, 1960 - September 10, 2018 It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden death in Airdrie, AB on Monday, September 10, 2018 of Eric Francis MacMillan; aged 58 years, formerly of East Royalty and Summerside, P.E. Dear husband and soulmate of Jackie (nee Leonard) and father of Adam John and Jordan Robert MacMillan and step children, Shane (Patricia) and Cody Price of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by his mother, Theresa MacMillan Keiller, Calgary and formerly of Selkirk and East Royalty, P.E. He will forever be remembered also by his sisters Brenda Harper (Skip), Crossroads, P.E., Beverley Montgomery (late John Montgomery), Winsloe, P.E. and brother Howard MacMillan (Corylee Rutherford), Kelowna, BC. Also remembered by sistersin-law Joan Denroche (Robin), Calgary, Mary Britton (Ian), Airdrie, Carole Coughlin (Charlie), Toledo, ON, and brother-in-law, Andrew Leonard (Cheryl), Toledo, ON and numerous aunts and uncles as well as nieces and nephews he loved dearly. Eric is predeceased by his father, Ira J.C. MacMillan of East Royalty, P.E. At Eric’s request, no formal service will be held, however, a private celebration of his life will be held at his family home in Airdrie, AB on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1-5 p.m. for family and friends. Another celebration of Eric’s life will be held on his beloved Prince Edward Island at a future date. Eric will be remembered for his smile, kindness and willingness to help others, his hilarious sense of humour and his love of family and life. If friends would like to make their own donations in Eric’s memory, two of his favourite charity groups were: Camp Gencheff, Inc. a non-profit camp for special needs children, which Eric had attended as a young child on P.E.I. Their website is http://www.campgencheff. com - 38 Gencheff Road, Stratford, P.E., C1B 2N2. Also, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation in your local area would be greatly appreciated. Condolences for the family may be left at: www. choicememorial.com for the online Tribute Book of Memories with Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services of Calgary, AB (403) 277-7343. in Air Defence Command, one in Training Command as a Flying Instructor, three in Search and Rescue, and one as Commander of 116 Air Transport Unit flying in Egypt, Syria, Israel and several remote locations in the Sinai. Between flying tours he worked for two years as a Fighter/Weapons Controller, spent a year on the Distant Early Warning Line and commanded the Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax for three years. He was proud to serve as a Canadian Exchange Officer at Tyndall Air Force Base. Gary was highly respectful of his many Senior Officer and Senior NCO Leaders in the RCAF. He always put loyalty to the Air Force and honesty ahead of personal advancement. Gary was especially thankful to the amazingly talented Ground Crew Technicians whose skill was evident in the many safe aircraft he flew. Finally, Gary considered his last ten years of Search and Rescue Operational flying to be the most challenging and he was proud to have worked with so many brave young Canadians who took calculated risks on a daily basis on behalf of their fellow citizens. The motto they live by is apt “That Others May Live”. Resting at Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, until Sunday, then to the Victoria West Presbyterian Church, Richards Road, Victoria West, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Valley. Visiting hours Saturday from 3-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. www.moase.ca Due to severe allergies, please refrain from all scents.