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Dr. D. Keith Mills

July 4, 1927 - May 8, 2016

Dr. D. Keith Mills: July 4, 1927 - May 8, 2016

Service Date: May 14, 2016

Funeral Home Ottawa - Westboro Chapel


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MILLS, D. KEITH, Dr. B.A., B. Sc., M.D., D. Psych.,  F.R.C. P. (C).  Suddenly, in Ottawa, following an acute heart attack, Dr. Mills died in his 89th year on May 8, 2016.  Born in Ottawa to William C. and Clystal Clark Mills (nee Stewart), he had an extensive educational background.  He attended the Royal Canadian Naval College (Royal Roads, B.C.), Carleton, McGill and Western Universities.  He completed training in psychoanalysis at McGill and practised several years in Montreal before returning to Ottawa and establishing a private practice here.  He was also an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa Medical School and on the active psychiatric staff of Ottawa Civic Hospital and the consulting psychiatric staff of the Ottawa General Hospital and the Royal Ottawa Hospital.  Near the end of his career, he was invited by the Medical School of the University of Saskatchewan, which was without a Psychoanalytic Division at this time, to enrich its teaching program as a full professor.  Upon his retirement from Saskatchewan, he and his wife returned to Ottawa.  He is survived by his wife, Patsy (nee Quinn), brother, Dr. Donald Mills (an ophthalmologist in London, Ontario), Donald’s wife, Sarah (nee Nott) and niece, Jennifer Mills Beaton and her husband, Iain and two grand nieces, Kate and Kim.  Also cousins, Janet Reid, Mary Munro, Jill Hyde-Clarke, Glen Hyde-Clarke and Bruce Stewart (deceased).  Visitation will be held at the Tubman Funeral Home, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa on Saturday, May 14, starting at 12:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service at the Tubman Funeral Home commencing at 2 p.m.  Interment at the United Cemetery in Richmond Ontario.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: D. Keith Mills Professorship in Psychiatry, at Western University; attention Karmen Dowling, Western University, Westminster Hall, Suite 110, 1151 Richmond St. London, ON N6A 3K7 (cheques payable to Western University), by calling 519-661-4200 or online at

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