Scores of floral tributes from individuals and organizations with which she and her husband had been identified were in evidence at the rites held last Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Carmen D. Millyard, whose untimely passing as a result of a fall last Sunday plunged the community into stunned sorrow.
Mrs. Millyard's remains were found at the bottom of the Grimsby Mountain at that part known to hundreds of hikers as "The Point". It is believed the unfortunate lady fell about 140 feet. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Discovery of the accident was made by Cpl. Harold Wright and Cpl. Eric Sleigh, R.C.A.F., Mount Hope. The two immediately notified police, and before Dr. A.F. MacIntyre and Dr. B.T. Rogers could arrive, life was extinct.
Word of Mrs. Millyard's passing came as a shocking surprise to the whole community. Mr. Millyard and their daughter, Marilyn, had attended church Sunday morning, and it is believed some time after they had left their home Mrs. Millyard went for a short drive which took her up the Mountain. She talked to a neighbour shortly before her passing, and her car was found near the spot from which she fell. The car had been seen by three men who were walking in the vicinity, but they were unaware of the tragedy which it indicated.
In her 39th year, Mrs. Millyard was born in Essex, Ontario, and came to Grimsby nearly 15 years ago when her husband started business as a druggist. She was a member of Trinity United Church, and was active in the work of the Trinity Service Club. She was also a member of the Lincoln Loyalist Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire.
Besides her husband and one daughter, the late Mrs. Millyard leaves one sister, Miss Elena Stone, and four brothers, Whitney of Tilbury; William, London; Lynde, Franklin, New Hampshire; and George, Greenfield, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Stone.
Funeral service was conducted by Rev. W.J. Watt from the Stonehouse Funeral Home, and interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. Among those attending were members of her family and the family of Mr. Millyard. Pallbearers were: William Hewson, Kenneth Baxter, Erwin Phelps, Earl Marsh and Archie Aiton. Among the organizations from which flowers were received were the staff and pupils of the Grimsby Public School, the Grimsby Board of Education, the Grimsby Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln Loyalist Chapter, I.O.D.E., Grimsby Business Girls' Red Cross Group, Trinity Service Club, the Women's Association of Trinity Church and the Grimsby Retail Merchants.