After celebrating half a century in the ministry only a few weeks ago, the Rev. J.E.J. Millyard, of London, Ontario, passed away on Friday, July 6th.
Born at Harley, Ont., 73 years ago, he was the son of the late Rev. Reuben Millyard. After graduating from St. Thomas Collegiate, he went directly on probation for the ministry of the Methodist Church. He entered Victoria College in 1898, and Wesleyan College in Montreal the following year. He was ordained in 1900, and at the recent London Conference of the United Church, Mr. Millyard was one of the three ministers who held a joint jubilee, along with an ordination service for 6 ordinands.
During his ministry he served charges at Morpeth, Malahide, Embro, Birr, Hensall, Listowel, Kingsville, Central Church, Sarnia, Wesley Church, London, George St., Peterboro and Hyatt Avenue, London.
After he retired at 1938, Mr. Millyard continued to be active in supplying pulpits in the London Conference and served as secretary of Middlesex Presbytery until 1947.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frances Davies of Detroit, Mrs. Ruth Willoughby of London, Mrs. Thelma Theal of Welland, and one son, Carman D., of Grimsby; two brothers, Dr. W.A.Millyard of Chicago and Malcolm Millyard of Toronto. Three grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Millyard predeceased him in 1947.
Funeral service was held on Monday, July 2 [sic], Rev. George W. Goth of Metropolitan Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Robert Hicks of London and Rev. Duncan McTavish of St. Catharines.
Interment took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ont.