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Claire MacFie on 6 September, 2021 at 10:35pm

A truly beautiful service for a true gentle-man.
You all must be so proud of him and what a privilege to call him Dad.
Dear Plummy you said you were a lucky woman and yes you were but Ian was a lucky man to have you and his kids by his side to navigate life's challenges and you both were able to remain so positive which is a gift.
A lovely celebration of Ian's life...well done I am sure he would be impressed and of course proud! XO

Peter & Diana Fratangelo on 2 September, 2021 at 8:33pm

Very sad to hear the passing of our dear friend Ian. Rest in Peace
Condolences Heather and Family

Trevor & Margaret Randall on 2 September, 2021 at 4:50pm

Dear Heather & Family, Our sincere condolences on Ian's passing.
We watched the funeral today, bought back a lot of memories especially for Trev. It was lovely to hear the tributes from the children of a much loved father.
Trev remembers Ian's keen interest in the weather. He is for ever grateful to EF Mills & Son who gave him a start in the building industry.
Ian was also instrumental in our purchase of our block of land in Ranfurlie Dve. We had put down $5 deposit but didn't proceed with the purchase because of title issues, with the road construction being incomplete.
Ian noticed some months later that the road was finished and we found much to our surprise that the land was still in our names. This became our first home and 24 years in Glen Waverley.
Thinking of you at this very sad time.
Our best wishes Trevor & Margaret Randall

Douglas and Joan Milne on 2 September, 2021 at 3:55pm

To Heather (and Lorraine), Alistair, Helen, Ros and, especially dear Stephanie who we know personally, thank you for a beautiful service of remembrance of Ian. A true Christian gentleman who has now heard the 'well done good and faithful servant'.
But, for Covid, we would have been with you in person.
Lots of love from us both.

Frances Bainbridge on 2 September, 2021 at 2:12pm

What a l lovely service for Ian! Condolences to Heather, Jo, Barry and all the family. A voice from many years ago!

Brindley & Myrna Vanderwert on 2 September, 2021 at 12:52pm

Dear Heather
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you and the family as
you grieve the loss of dear Ian. It has been a wonderful blessing
knowing Ian and you in our times together at Canterbury. A truly gracious
wonderful man and friend. Our love & every blessing. Brindley & Myrna xx

Howard and Joyce Mills on 2 September, 2021 at 12:49pm

Thank you Heather, Alistair, Helen, Rosie and Stephie for a very touching and true service for a very kind and loving brother.

Gianna Hickey on 2 September, 2021 at 12:45pm

Dear Helen and family
Deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Ian. Helen it was a beautiful service and the love of your father was deeply felt. Much love to you today and in the days to come. Go gently x

James and Catherine Neil on 2 September, 2021 at 12:32pm

Dear Heather, Helen, Alistair, Rosalind and Stephanie
Sending you our love and thoughts today xxx

Andrew Laird on 2 September, 2021 at 12:01pm

Dear Steph, we continue to pray for you and grieve with you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful reflections about your father. God bless.

Jess Green on 2 September, 2021 at 11:55am

Dearest Steph and family,
I am loving hearing about your beautiful, honest, humble and hard-working dad. Wish I could be there with you today. We are praying for God’s comfort. Come Lord Jesus!
Much love in Christ xxx

Les, Caroline and Emily Stein on 2 September, 2021 at 9:50am

Sending you love, prayers and sympathy for your sad loss.

Peter Cherry and Family on 2 September, 2021 at 8:49am

Dear Heather,
Helen, Alistair, Rosy and Stephany,
My love and condolences to yo all in this time of sorrow, and a big COVID free hug from all of my family. Our families go back a long way, with so many fond memories of Ian.
With my love and prayers,

Katie Taylor, Tim Pearce, Ebs and Aiden on 2 September, 2021 at 8:31am

Our thoughts are with Heather, Steph and families at this time. The Mills' played a large role in my childhood, was known to as the handy man in university years in Boardman Close and I have relished opportunities to see you in more recent years in the Western District. Ian was a kind and gentle man with an infectious chortle. He will be missed by many.

Allie and Pete Halliday on 1 September, 2021 at 7:53pm

What a wonderful man.
Kind and gentle but very warm and friendly.
A true gentleman.
No one EVER had an unkind word for him.
Our love and best wishes to Heather, and to Helen, Rosalind, Alistair, Stephanie and their families. xxxx

Maureen Connolly on 1 September, 2021 at 1:04pm

To Heather, Helen and family, my most sincere condolences on your loss of Ian. I only had the privilege of meeting him once, but knew instinctively that he was a kind and gentle man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts are with you. Maureen

Bernadette & Peter on 1 September, 2021 at 10:51am

Remembering Ian with much love and gratitude. A true gentle man - you will be sadly missed. We're so grateful for the many happy times shared. Our love and heartfelt condolences to Heather, Helen, Lauzy and all Ian's family - held in our hearts until we meet again. xoxo

Elizabeth Shell (Liz Bainbridge) on 31 August, 2021 at 4:55pm

I knew Ian in the late 1950s and remember him as a quiet young man, mostly in carpenter's overalls, working at Illalangi, when we were both members of the youth group at Collins Street Independent.

The photos posted look as if he became a happy old man and I hope the times between then and now were good for him.

Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

Elizabeth Shell (Liz Bainbridge)

Michael and Neela McKeon on 31 August, 2021 at 4:31pm

Dear Heather, Cousins and families,
Wishing you lots of love with our deepest sympathies on the passing of Ian, Michael and Neela McKeon

Bridget Hamilton on 30 August, 2021 at 10:25pm

Sorry to hear this news mills-es. Love the photo of Ian in the deck chair: sending love from all our family to yours, comfort in your loss:

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