Dr. Garnet William MILLAR

Dr. Garnet William MILLAR


February 17, 1943 – December 16, 2014

Garnet passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2014.

He leaves to mourn his spouse of 41 years, Shirley (nee

Parmeter) of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia; sons

Christopher (Andrea Williamson) and Adam; sister Tannis

Ferguson; mother-in-law Peggy Parmeter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Allan and Jane Parmeter, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his brother Murray (Betty Ann), sister Vivian Krocker (David) and brother-in-law Raymond Parmeter (Doreen).

Garnet was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, to parents Garnet, Sr. and Rhoda (Sinclair). The family moved to Kenora, Ontario where Garnet completed his high school education. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and Teacher’s Certificate in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and a Master’s degree in Education in Toronto, Ontario. While teaching in Kenora, Garnet met and married Shirley. They moved to Edmonton in 1973 where Garnet completed his Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology. His career included teaching in Kenora, Ontario and senior management positions in the field of education in Claresholm, Lethbridge and Edmonton, Alberta. Garnet became known for his expertise in Guidance and Counselling and Special Education, in particular the education of gifted students.

Garnet was a published author of three books and many articles on the subject of creativity. He made many friends during his research trips to the University of Georgia’s Torrance Center for Creative Studies.

Garnet was most proud of his sons. He followed and supported their endeavors as they found their life path.

He and Shirley left Sherwood Park, Alberta in 2012, moving to Qualicum Beach for a retirement of golfing, hiking, gardening and volunteering with the Rotary Club.

Garnet’s kind and friendly nature will be remembered by all who met him.

There will be no service.

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