Great Aunt Mary Millicent Gallant 1932-2004

Millie and Mamie

Great Auntie Millie with Mamie

Great Auntie Millie

Great Auntie Millie, as I remember her. Summerside, PEI

Uncle Fred and Auntie Millie

Auntie Millie with Uncle Fred, St. Paul’s Church, Summerside, 1964


On 28 October, 1967 Millie married Henry Brenton (Harry) in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.  Together, they shared a son and a daughter. Henry and I exchanged e mails and contact via for a few years before he passed away.  He had as much an interest in family history as I did and so the two of us had a lot of fun searching.  He also came from a career in the Airforce and that was also a connecting topic.

Millie Gallant wedding day 28 October 1967 Summerside

1983 Eastern Passage…a very happy and vibrant looking Millie!

Millie Gallant 1983 Eastern Passage

Sisters…Gladys, Millie, Marjorie, Tillie and Adeline

Gramma Tilly Thompson and sisters

Great Auntie Millie had suffered tuberculosis as a young woman and had radical surgery, living most of her lifetime with one good lung.  I notice that in her obituary it was her wish to have contributions made to The Lung Association.

A  photograph of Harry Brenton, Millie’s husband, in his younger years…

Harry Brenton Argus trip to St. Maugan 1975

Harry Brenton Argus trip to St. Maugan 1975

Harry, upon his visit to Summerside, went to visit the resting place of my Great Grandparents, Gabriel Gallant and Mildred Arsenault.

Henry Brenton in Summerside, PEI Millie's Husband

Millie Gallant death certificate

Sadly, Harry passed away in 2015, but has joined Millie for eternity.  May they rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon them.

I loved this little sentiment written in the guestbook for Harry’s memorial…it kind of exemplifies who he was in life.  I wished that I had met him.

Harry was not just a customer to us he was a friend ..Every year for christmas we would take him out to supper(his choice) he liked celtic corner☺ ..Valentines day he would bring us flowers …our mornings at tims will never be the same without him and his small 2 milk and cheese croissant heated….You will be sadly missed…….love the timmy girls cow bay road.

Millie Gallant Resting Place Atlantic Memorial Gardents, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Mary Millicent GALLANT Nom : GALLANT Prénom : Mary Millicent Date de décès : 2004-08-06 Paru le : 2004-08-09 Père : Gabriel GALLANT Mère : Mary Mildred ARSENAULT Conjoint(e)(s) : Henry Brenton Mary “Millie” Millicent Brenton (née Gallant) February 01, 1932 – August 06, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Atlantic Funeral Home (Dartmouth) BRENTON, Mary Millicent “Millie” – 72, Eastern Passage, passed away August 6, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Summerside, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary Mildred (Arsenault) Gallant. Millie was a loving wife and mother. Her hobbies were latch-hooking and bingo. Surviving are her husband, Henry, Eastern Passage; daughter, Lisa (Ian) Fancy, Cole Harbour; son, Douglas (Eunice), Charlottetown; brother, Earl (Inez), Summerside; sisters, Gladys Gallant, Summerside; Marjorie Knycha, Aylesford; grandchildren, Nicholas, Colin, Joshua, all of Cole Harbour; Paul Beaton, Summerside; one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, in St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Passage, Father Thomas Thekkekara officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Lung Association. On-line condolences to:

Brenton, Henry “Harry” – age 76 of Eastern Passage – It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Henry Brenton “Buzz” on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Dartmouth General Hospital with his family by his side. Born July 19, 1939 in Dartmouth, he was the oldest child of the late Harry and Jessie (Clattenburg) Brenton. Henry will be forever missed by daughter, Lisa and son Douglas (Eunice) and grandsons, Nicholas, Colin, Josh, Paul Beaton (Crystal); step granddaughter, April Callin and step grandson, Doug Callin (Eryn). Henry is also survived by sisters, Marion (Arthur) Chilsholm, Dorothy Auby, Shirley (Paul) Bertrand; brothers, William (Judy), John (Ruby), Thomas (Debbie); brother in law, Ron Wilson and many nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his loving wife, Millie (Gallant), sister, Margaret Wilson and brother in law, Robert Auby. Henry served with the RCAF for 32 years, spending much of this time as a crew member on Canada’s patrol plane the Argus. His greatest pastime was fishing and hunting with his brothers in Mooseland. Harry loved and appreciated all his many friends at the Legion in Eastern Passage and the ladies at Tim Hortons. Cremation has taken place. Graveside Service will held 11am Thursday, August 20 in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main Street, Dartmouth. A Celebration of Life to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Canadian Cancer Society. Thanks to all doctors, nurses and staff at Dartmouth General Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

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