Mildred McConnery

Obituary of Mildred Doreen McConnery

Mildred "Millie" Doreen McConnery

(February 19, 1934 - December 30, 2023)


Mildred McConnery was born in February 1934 in Leduc. She was the eldest child of Jameson and Agnes Morrow and grew up on the family farm near Wizard Lake with her two sisters, Andrea and Beverly, and brother Samuel. She travelled down the road by horseback to Telford to attend school, and then to Leduc for high school.  When she was in her twenties, she moved to Vancouver Island to study business administration. After her studies, she worked for Imperial Oil Limited in Edmonton where she met her husband, Roy, working there until February 1965 when she moved to Australia. She lived in Brisbane, Queensland for about two years where she gave birth to her son, Barry. After Australia, she moved back to her roots and bought a house in Millet.  A few years in Millet passed and the travel bug hit again, moving her to Malta where she lived for seven years over ten years. Settling back in Alberta in 1976, she and Roy travelled the country in their fifth-wheel trailer, seeing many sights in western Canada and the USA. She moved out to Peachland in the late 80s for about twelve years; living on the lake and making lots of friends. She finally settled down near her roots in Camrose at Crown Place in 2000 to be closer to her nieces and brother.  She still enjoyed travelling and made several trips to Australia to visit her son and granddaughters, Sarah and Caitlin, who were the apple of her eye.

Mildred was an absolute treasure. You could always trust her to give you the honest truth, whether or not you wanted to hear it, so you know she really meant when she said she liked your shirt. Mildred always was dressed to the nines, her summers filled with golfing and winters full of bowling and curling kept her active and young - but not without a fresh apply of lippy! Mildred was strong and independent, which were two qualities she refused to give up. When she had her time to herself, which was rare, you could find her playing solitaire or watching curling. Mildred was the life of the party at Crown Place. There she made many friends to share a cup or two of coffee or red wine with, and go out for wings on Wednesdays. You could always recognize her by her gracious heart and her smile, which would light up the whole room. I guess that’s why she had friends from corners of the world. Mildred had such a kind heart and elegantly radiated her warmth to her friends and family.  

It was an honour and privilege to know Millie. Our memories of her will be greatly cherished. She will always have a place in our hearts, just as we had in hers.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Barry McConnery; granddaughters Sarah and Caitlin; and many nieces and cousins.  

Mildred was predeceased by her parents Jameson and Agnes Morrow; bother Sam Morrow; two sisters Andrea Marechal and Beverly McTavish; and daughter-in-law Andrea Warden-Flood.


A Funeral Service was held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2024 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose officiated by Rev. Brian Hunter. The service was recorded and can be viewed at  the following link:

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Millie's memory may be made to Hope Mission S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, or to Canadian Cancer Society. 



Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Burgar Funeral Home
4817 - 51 Avenue
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
780 672-2121
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