David James Millar

October 9, 2019


 DAVID JAMES MILLAR (Anthony James Schewalje)

January 30, 1968 – October 9, 2019

Suddenly on October 9, 2019 in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, David Millar aged 51 years passed away, joining his savior in eternity, leaving to cherish his loving wife Tamala. David also leaves his daughter Mikiela Millar (Josh Ignacio) and their son Carter; and daughter Jessica Millar. As well as their extended family.

His parents Penny & Lorne Millar, siblings Benjamin, Leanne, Mark, Lorna, Annmarie, Adam, Kenneth, Daniel, Amber as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews and nieces, relatives and friends.

His discovered families the Whitford’s, Schewalje’s and extensions.

David loved the outdoors, and was notorious for last minute road trips Geocaching and hiking along the way with Tamala. He sang Elvira in his sleep, grooved to Cotton Eye Joe and cried to Teddy Bear and Angels Among Us. His wife never had to call “the guy”. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He loved his daughters dearly and their friends in turn. He was a proud Grandfather. In his spare time, he loved woodworking. He knew how to do many trades and was always there to lend a hand. In recent years he was a Truck driver and was very proud of his role. David touched many lives and left love and fond memories along the way. He was still looking for family. He was still making plans.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Garden Valley Hall, 52002 Range Road 274, Spruce Grove, Alberta. Luncheon to be provided By the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and Family and Friends. An open mic will be available to share the stories and celebrate the joy and the tears which David has built.

Honorary Pallbearers:

Iftikhar Hussain, Andy Munroe, Cole Whitford, Adam Millar, Gordon Lillico, Darcy Babcook, Rick Flesher, Seth Schoepp, Josh Ignacio, Mark Lillico, Bruce Golosky, Mark Millar

Interment at Rocky Rapids Cemetery, early 2020.

If friends so desire memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice and something to do with the heart which fought since birth may be appropriate.

Drayton Valley Funeral Services are in care of arrangements. Call 780-542-5511.

Faith Van Manen & Harvey J. Giesbrecht – Directors

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

3     he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths

for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk

through the darkest valley,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD



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Celebration of Life
October 18, 2019

1:00 PM
Garden Valley Hall
52002 Range Road 274
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3V2

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