September 15, 1940 – April 17, 2018

MacMillan, Ethel Jean (nee Towers) – Passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in her 78th year at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Beloved mother of Rick (Cindy) MacMillan and Kim (Lee) Brown and the late Terri MacMillan. Cherished grandmother to Sydney Brown, Jacob MacMillan, Spencer MacMillan, Mitchell Brown, and Terra MacMillan. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas, on Monday, April 23rd from 6 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment St. Augustine’s Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Cattel Family Centre (next to Funeral Home)


21 Messages to MacMillan, Ethel Jean (nee Towers)

  • Laurie Anholt

    I am so very sad to hear of Ethel’s passing, she was like no other. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Rest in peace and give Roy, Jean, Carmen and Weny a hug. Until we meet again!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Rob and Linda Butter

    Our deepest sympathies to your whole family. We are thinking of you all. We pray for your peace and know that you will cherish all your wonderful memories.
    Rob, Linda, Carly and Jack Butter

  • Donna Forbes

    Kim, Rick and Families. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending my condolences. Donna Forbes

  • Ken and Sandra Traynor & Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ethel was such a large part of our family. We looked forward to each of her visits and have such wonderful memories of this special lady. Thinking of you.

  • Pamela & Derek Sawchuk

    Our most sincere, heartfelt condolences to Ethel’s many family members and friends at this incredibly difficult time. She was a very special lady who left her mark in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to know her.
    We are still in shock of the news of her passing, may her Beautiful Soul Rest In Peace. We considered her a friend and always enjoyed our conversations with her, she always treated us with kindness and always greeted us with a Beautiful smile and kind words. Our Hearst are heavy with sadness .. the world needs more people like her.She will forever remain in our hearts and memories and will be fondly thought of often. We are truly sorry for the loss of your family matriarch, of course she will live on in our hearts and thoughts. Rest in Peace Ethel forever and always… ☮💜😇😢💋💋
    Derek & Pamela Sawchuk .. xoxo

  • Matthew and Carmelita Hall

    Sorry for your loss Rick , and Kim , and your families …. I always remember your mother inviting all of us from the survey to go swimming at your house every summer years ago. May she rest in peace..
    Matthew and Carmelita Hall

  • Glen Traynor

    Rick &Cindy and family Kim & Lee and family , So sorry to hear about Ethel , I know this is very hard on you all , such a shock !! Thinking of you all !! Glen Traynor

  • Chris & Michelle Rathgeber

    Dear Kim & Lee, Rick & Cindy and families,, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandma. We always enjoyed her coming out to the farm in Delisle. She always went out of her way to be here for all of us and all of our special occasions, we have so many good memories of her. Ethel was a pretty special lady, we will never forget her. I will miss our weekly calls to each other so much. We loved her dearly and there will be a big emptiness without her. Take care of each other, Love Chris & Michelle Rathgeber.

  • Karen and Dick Gallagher

    Our condolences to both of you Rick and Kim and your families on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Karen and I knew Ethel and John back in the early 60’s and have a picture of your family when Rick was 2 years old and Kim was 2 months old. Karen worked with Ethel at Monarch Life and we had the pleasure of becoming friends and visiting back and forth.Our transfer to Winnipeg interrupted this friendship.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely Karen and Dick

  • Vince, Jody, Rylin and Cooper Traynor

    We are very saddened of the news of Ethel’s passing. She was a big part of the Traynor family and will be greatly missed.

  • Jack Traynor

    Rick, Kim and families. I’m sorry to hear about Ethel, it was a huge shock. I’m sorry I will be unable to attend the funeral.

  • Tracy Walker (Hall)

    Kim, Rick and families, I’m thinking of you at this time. My sincere condolences.

  • Ron & Marguerite Traynor and family

    We are so sorry for your loss. There are many fond memories we have of our time spent with Ethel. She always had great stories to share and spoke often about her family. We really enjoyed and will always remember the trip we took to Ethel’s house staying up late to visit, the delicious meals she prepared and swimming in the backyard pool. She will be missed. Thinking of you.

  • Brenda Ulbikas

    Kim , Lee, Syd and Mitchell,
    Though we never met your Mom (mom in law, grandma) we can only imagine how great she was if she was any reflection of Kim and all of you . May you find strength to get through this difficult time and know we thinking of all of you ! Xoxo, Brenda, Rich, Alanna &Brett

  • The Lawlors

    Our condolences and love to the Browns and the MacMillans. We were neighbors for many years situated between Ethel and The Browns, the BEST neighbors we ever had! Ethel treated our children like her own grandkids, showering them with love and attention. She was a great conversationalist and was always took an interested in others. Even after we had moved we would enjoy coming by for an occasional swim and we were sure to visit on Halloween with the kids to trick or treat and have a quick visit. Great memories on Briencrest! I’m sure Ethel is at peace and her heart full upon being reunited with Terri.
    Sue, Dan, Clayton and Emma

  • Michael Nelson

    Prayers to your family . Mike Nelson

  • Jeanne Nelson

    Sending prayers and sympathy to you, Kim, Rick and families. So many fond memories of all the happy times we spent vacationing together. So glad we kept in touch! Think if her every time I drink coffee. I never drink coffee until she got me started. Now can’t start the day without it! Love to all
    Jeanne Nelson and family

  • Bobby & Crystal Rathgeber

    To all of Ethel’s Family we are so very sorry for your loss. Ethel was such a beautiful person. She was just a wonderful person an we always looked so forward to her visits. It meant the world to us that Ethel was able to join us at our wedding but that was just the kind of person she was, she always went above an beyond for everyone. We are going to miss her so much, she was a huge part of our lives. So many wonderful memories with her and she will always be in our hearts. Lots of Love, Bobby & Crystal Rathgeber

  • Tammy MacSymetz

    So sorry for your loss Rick, Cindy and family and Kim and Lee and family. Ethel was a huge part of our family out west and she always brought so much life and laughter with her when she came to visit us. We all looked forward to her visits every year and it will not be the same without her. I remember, fondly, many nights growing up, sitting up to visit with her until very late talking about everything and anything. She always loved to know about our lives and we always enjoyed all of the stories she shared with us about all of you and also about Grandpa, Auntie Ivy and Auntie Elma from their younger years. She was a person so full of life and love and she will be greatly missed.

  • Hanes & Connor Family

    So sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you and send our prayers and Love.
    Kevin, Shelley & Family. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Lori and Brad Bates

    Condolences to all the Browns and MacMillan families. May you find peace within. We have many amazing memories of Ethel which we will cherish forever. She was a real character and always fun to be around. Godspeed. Thinking of you all at this time. Brad, Lori, Taylor, Courteney and Jordan Bates

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