Mildred (Millie) Read

Mildred (Millie) Read

1918-2008

With her loving daughter Deborah at her side, Mildred Verna Ruth Read (nee Schnaufer) passed away at the Village at Smith Creek in Kelowna, BC on July,16, 2008. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Bertha Schnaufer and her brother Norman. She is forever remembered by her children, Don Case (Kelowna), Michael (Ellen) Read, (PEI), Russ (Erin) Read, (North Carolina), Deborah Fraipont, (Kelowna) and her wonderful sister Elma Beauchamp, Houston, Texas. She also leaves behind twelve grandchildren, Joy, Angela, Roselyn, Donna, Brodie, Geordon, Tyler, RJ, Hope, Cara, Courtney and Spencer and her furry friend Bauer. Millie was born in Montreal and worked as a model for many years, appearing in numerous magazine covers and posing in ads for Coca Cola, Pepsi and Black Cat Cigarettes. She visited Hollywood for a screen test and became acquainted with Bing Crosby and other stars. She eventually worked for Holt Renfrew in Vancouver before retiring to Kelowna in the early 90’s. She will be remembered for her kindness and her loving spirit. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Springfield Funeral Home where cremation and a service will be held on Monday, July 28 at 10 am. Interment will take place at a later date in Montreal. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Westside Care for the wonderful support and love they gave to Millie over the last 7 years and Gary August for his support. A gift, in living memory of Mildred will be made to “Hospice Care” by Springfield Funeral Home. 250-860-7077 Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com


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