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Old 01-04-2015, 07:10 PM   #1
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A very close friend and RC pioneer has passed away. Charlie Mills Sr, who I've known since I was a little kid, lived a very interesting long life till 93 years of age.
He was one of the founding members of the Chatham Aeronauts club and as a machinist, designed, scratchbuilt and flew multiple aircraft, including many of his own scratchbuilt engines! He was probably the first guy in this area to be flying large scale models using gas engines.
I am the proud owner/caretaker of his last large scale scratch built airplane, the Australian Boomerang. We flew it together many times and even at TopGun in Florida twice. He was beaming proud of that..
Charlie will be at the Cavanaugh Funeral home in Wallaceburg with visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm.
The funeral services will be on Thursday at 1:30pm.

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Old 01-04-2015, 08:46 PM   #2
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Sorry for your lost Mr.Don
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:24 PM   #3
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My condolences to you and Charlie's family Don. I have seen that model fly at Kitchener....excellent.

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Old 01-05-2015, 04:29 PM   #4
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Sad news Donnie...he was at the Sun Parlor airshow last year, stopped in and when he went to leave, his van battery was dead...we got him going and on his way...
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:36 PM   #5
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Thanks very much guys- flying was a big part of his life and all the friends that came along with that.
Like someone said, at age 93, it's much more of a celebration of a good long life, rather than a sad occasion.
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