William Jones Mills

October 2, 1943 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 78)


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend “Yum”.  Bill leaves to mourn his loving wife of 57 years Betty, his children; Everett (Esther), Janice, Dustin (Amber).  His adopted children Jenny Goodin, Bernie Bearhat, Tony Good Eagle, Sandra Black Rider, And Bernadette Good Eagle.  Grandchildren; Carmen, Cheyenne, Ross Jr., Aleeka, Zaileah, Zimaura, Jonas, Sage, Dave, and Stan.  Great Grandchildren; Beatrice, William, Bryson, Anna Roze, Dante, Carson, Isabella, Elijah, Aarius, Chase, and Lucas.  Siblings; Judy, Faye, David, and Alec; Nieces and nephews from the blood Reserve.  Special niece and nephew; Lyle Poor Eagle and Tammy Poor Eagle; sister in-law Joan Pooreagle and uncle Doug Pooreagle from the Siksika Nation and not to forget his granddogs Lucian, Kudo and Dixie.  William was born to Willie and Marie Mills, the seventh of 12 children. William attended St. Mary’s Residential School and was a very hard worker. He was employed with Lakeside Packers, Spray Lakes Saw Mills and various ranches. He was known as a good horseman and broke many wild horses for George Buteau and starred in and helped write the documentary “The National Dream” which portrayed the building of the first railroad across Canada. William was very creative and very much enjoyed woodworking, home improvements, following the Pow Wow Trail as a Drummer with the Eagle Society. William will be remembered as a man of many talents who deeply loved his family and friends. William was predeceased by his parents; Willie and Maria Mills. Siblings; Adam, Levi, Gilbert, Silvia, Louise, Mildred, Rita, and Marie. The family apologizes for anyone we may have missed.


Wake and funeral will be Map 9 house 73 Pooreagle Flats, Siksika Nation

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Wake Service
June 24, 2022

5:00 PM
At Home
Siksika, AB T0J 3W0

Funeral Service
June 25, 2022

11:00 AM
At Home
Siksika, AB T0J 3W0

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