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The Reverend Canon Caldwell "Cal" McMillan


The Reverend Canon Caldwell "Cal"  McMillan

The Reverend Canon Caldwell "Cal" Allison Roe McMillan - died peacefully with his family and priest by his side at Valley Regional Hospital on August 4th, 2018. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1935 to the late William and Albertha (Roe) McMillan. A priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, Cal was ordained in 1966 and served in three dioceses. In addition, he held government positions working with the concerns of Indigenous people, managing the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission and chairing an organization of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Cal was a Secretary/Treasurer of the Diocese of Caledonia in Prince Rupert and also served as a parish priest in the Greater Sudbury area. He was a Governor of Thornloe University and of the Pastoral Institute of Northern Ontario. In both Caledonia and Algoma, he was made an Honorary Canon. He contributed leadership to the wider church as a member of both the Provincial Synod of B.C. and the Yukon, and the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. After retirement in 2000, he was a priest-­‐in-­‐charge during two periods of interim ministry, first at St. John’s Anglican Church, Wolfville and then at St. James Anglican Church, Kentville. Well known for his intelligence and great sense of humour, Cal’s wit, warmth, and acceptance of others were a gift to everyone who met him. His love of life showed itself in his passion for curling, music, photography, sports, reading and gatherings with good friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Davis) and their children; Karin (Benoit) Lalonde of Chester, Brian of Toronto, and Sara (Ulf) Stahmer of Toronto, and grandchildren Justine and Jason Lalonde, Jasper, Quinn, and Zachary Stahmer, and by his brother Dr. Barclay Francis Hanlon McMillan of Ottawa. He was adored and treasured by his family and will be deeply missed. A funeral service will be held for Cal at St. John’s Anglican Church, Wolfville on Saturday August 18th at 3pm with Reverend Sandra Fyfe officiating. Reception to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation, St. John’s Anglican Church or a charity of your choice.

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Service Date
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Service Time
3:00 p.m.
Service Location
St. John's Anglican Church, Wolfville, NS

No Visitation by request

Burial Location
St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Wolfville, NS

Requested Charity
Valley Hospice Foundation, St. John's Anglican Church or charity of your choice