CPO1 Frederick Glen Millar, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Frederick Glen Millar, CD (Ret’d) on Monday, 3 June 2019 in Lacombe, AB at age 67.
Fred joined the military at the age of 18 in 1970. His career took him to Air, Navy and Army bases all over the world including Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shearwater NS, CFB Edmonton AB, CFB Baden GE and CFB Borden. In addition to his firefighting duties, his career saw him teaching courses at the Canadian Forces Fire Academy in Borden, ON as well as being Manager of the Caribbean Airports Project. He especially loved his time on navy ships – including HMCS Saguenay and the five years he spent in Germany at CFB Baden. Fred rose through the ranks to become a Fire Chief at two fire halls and, after 29 years, Fred retired at the top enlisted rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class.
Fred’s second career started with a move to Lacombe, AB. He took a position where he was instrumental in bringing many municipal fire halls into the Lacombe Regional Fire Service and working with volunteers. He retired after 13 years in 2015.
During retirement Fred tried his hand at woodworking and, despite many stitches and scars, he made some beautiful things for friends and family. Genealogy interested him and he liked finding new cousins. He enjoyed getting together with his coffee buddies and was seen walking all over the town.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Lacombe Hospital Palliative Care Society, P.O. Box 5576 Lacombe, AB, T4L 1X2 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 9452 51 Ave NW #201, Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Lacombe Memorial Center, 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe. In memory, donations may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, 9452 51 Ave NW #201, Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6. Online condolences can be sent to the Funeral Home.