Mildred (Millie)(“Ducky”) Lockman, nee Bruyere, a resident of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and loved ones, at the age of 87.
Millie was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Marianne (nee Cochrane) Bruyere; two sisters; four brothers; her husband, Norman Lockman Sr.; daughter, Tracy Trudel; and grandsons, Charlie Lockman and David Mainville.
Millie is survived by her children, Michael (Debbie) Mainville of Calgary, Alta., Colleen (Gilbert) Perrault of Fort Frances, Ont., Norma (Ralph) Pietila of Ignace, Ont., William (Brenda) of Bakersfield, Calif., Arlene Lockman of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Norman (Claudia) Lockman of Thunder Bay, Ont.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was born at home on Sept. 1, 1930 at Couchiching First Nation. The youngest of seven children, Millie grew up in Fort Frances, Ont., later moving to Ignace, then Dryden, Ont., and finally Thunder Bay.
Millie was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #168 Ladies' Auxiliary. She also enjoyed Bingo, pow-wows, and watching curling and baseball, and was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
A celebration of life will take place Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the ballroom at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.
Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to Alex Mitchell's Big Giving Back Campaign would be greatly appreciated by the family at www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca/givingback
Online condolences may be offered at www.nwfainc.com