Peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family, Mildred Margaret “Millie” Macklem, of Arnprior passed away at the age of 83 years. Beloved soulmate of Gerald Macklem for 63 wonderful years. Dear Mom of Anne (Dean) Blimkie, Jane (Rob) Thompson and Jim (Colleen) Macklem. Special "Ganny" to Matthew, Natalie, Alexander, Jennifer and Jayme. Predeceased by her parents Ethel and Charles Harkin, brother John and sister Shirley McClelland as well as her dear aunts Hazel and Evelyn. She will be dearly missed by cousin Jim Pultz of Australia. Mildred had a generous heart and wonderful sense of humour. She has left a legacy of love and giving to her family and friends. Mildred was a member of Grace St. Andrews United Church and was actively involved with the United Church Women (UCW). She gave her time and talents freely. A wonderful quilter, she also enjoyed spending time with her quilting group, the Silver Thimbles. Heartfelt thanks to the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital and special thank you to Dr. Fishman for the exceptional care he provided to Mildred, and to the Oncology Department of the Ottawa Hospital as well as to the nursing staff of both the Arnprior and Ottawa Hospitals. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior. Memorial Service will be held Friday January 11, 2019 at Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow the service at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John Street North, Arnprior. Private family interment at Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery in the spring. In memory of Mildred, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation, Renfrew Victoria Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.