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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 is­gench­eff. 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. choice­memo­ 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. Due to se­vere al­ler­gies, please re­frain from all scents.

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