Millie Yardy

Obituary of Millie Yardy

YARDY, Sarah Millicent (nee Craighead)

1935 – 2023


Sadly, we announce the passing of Millie at home in Lakefield on August 6, 2023 at the age of 88 years.  She is survived by a loving husband of 64 years; Harold, children; Paul (Melissa) of Caledon, Mark of Edmonton, and David (Brittmarie) of Cincinnati and 7 grandchildren; Stephen, Sarah, Nicole, Kevin, Annika, Keaton, and Rebecca.


Millie was born and raised on a farm in Campbellford.  Loving daughter of Garnet William – Dorothy Craighead, caring sister to Pearl, Marie, and Joan (pre-deceased).


Millie enjoyed a busy life; she was a proprietor of a beauty salon in Peterborough and two bookstores in Lindsay, before retiring to her home on Deer Bay in 1990.  She was an accomplished pianist, and during retirement, she golfed at the clubs; Katchiwano in Lakefield

and The Quarry in Peterborough.  Her greatest joy came from entertaining her children and grandchildren at her home.  


A celebration to honour Millie’s life will be held at the family home, 2520 Taylor Lane Lakefield, from 1:00PM-4:00PM, on Saturday November 4, 2023.  Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL.  Friends may send condolences or make donations in memory of Millie to the Canadian Cancer Society by visiting or by calling 705-652-3355

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