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Trudene Carlson

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(née MILLEN)

July 26, 1946 – March 27, 2024

With immense heartache, we share that Trudene Carlson (née Millen) departed from our world on March 27, 2024, having graced our lives for 77 years with her vivacious personality and infectious smile. 

Predeceased by her parents, Hugh Millen and Harolene Rochon (née: McCorquodale), Trudene is survived by her husband, Eric Carlson; daughter, Jennifer Carlson; stepchildren, Kimberly MacDonald (Brian), Kelly Moodie (Mort), and Rick Carlson (Joelle); grandchildren, Hailey Spence (Kier), Devin Schwab, Joshua and Jacob Carlson; siblings, Marcia McCarthy (Maurice) and Mark Millen (Denise).

A celebration of their life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church).

Trudene's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Clare Davis

May 10, 2024 at 4:41 PM

So many good memories of Trudy way way back when she was like the den mother to us bunch of wayward wandering young hippies. We all thought so highly of her.


May 10, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Heartfelt condolences to Eric, Jen, Marcia, Mark and all of Trudy's extended family members who are missing Trudy.  I am proud to say that I belonged to the same hippie gang of crazies that Trudy did - all great memories!  I'm sure we will find her next in Heaven, in the racetrack garden suite.  Thanks Trudy for always steering us to the good memories.

Bill Millen

May 10, 2024 at 4:40 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Trudy's passing. My thoughts are with you Mark and Marcie.

Paul Huebert

May 10, 2024 at 4:34 PM

Alway a warm smile, always friendly.   Back in the earlly 70's. she and Kenny let me park my new Triumph motorcycle in their garage on Borebank St. because I had no safe place to leave it where I lived. Generous.   The last few years I've  bumped into her and Eric 2, 3 times a year in our nieghbourhood.  The world just lost a positive force.  My condolences to Eric and all those close to Trudy.


May 10, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Not sure what to say,,,trudy was my best buddy s older sister,,,,always like a friend herself,,nothing but fond memories,,,thinking of her and her family tonight...especially Mark...we were all close,,,,from old buddy Jimmy...aka sloth

Cousin Paul

May 10, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Earlier today, while moving some stuff out of the storage room, 

I  came across a painting of "Kitscott" - Grandma Millen's old 

Whytewold cottage at Lake Winnipeg; and wondered if I'd ever 

see it again. I have fond childhood memories of that place

- all of which must no doubt pale compared to those of Cousin Marcia, Cousin Mark, and Cousin Trudy. And now, so saddened to learn of Trudy's passing. My heart goes out to all the Millen clan, and their extended families. Trudy was a sweet & wonderful woman, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Much love to all.

Lynne and Gil DeVincenzi (Nee Catley)

May 10, 2024 at 4:27 PM

Sending love to you,Erik and Jen and extended family.  Such an enormous loss.  Thankful to have had her in my life .  Best friends since junior high.  Even though we lived so far apart...we kept up with fun visits and many ,many phone calls.  I was lucky to have had her in my life.  I'll miss her terribly.

Mark Millen

May 10, 2024 at 4:27 PM

When I think of my sister Trudene I think of her beautiful yard full of flowers,  I think of her amazing Stain Gllass Projects, and most of all, the fun experiences we had growing up on Warsaw Street

Richard and Sally

May 10, 2024 at 4:24 PM

Our heartfelt condolences to Eric and family. We got to know Trudy at the many Christmas parties and Fall BBQ's over the years,  she was always such a warm and lovely lady that had such an infectious laugh and smile. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Danny & Christine Enns

May 10, 2024 at 4:20 PM

Sending our love Eric to you and family, loved your Trudy ♥️

Chris and Shirley

May 10, 2024 at 4:17 PM

My wife and I have known Trudy and Eric for many years and have numerous memories of the events and visits we have had with them.  Our thoughts are with the family and we will miss her smiles and laughter

Lori & Dain Lanouette

May 10, 2024 at 4:17 PM

We are so saddened to hear of Trudene's passing. My husband Dain worked with Trudene at Bayco for several years. He found her fun to work with and she was well respected by her fellow employees. Several years ago we bought a home on Overdale just down the back lane and this is how I met her. We always chatted when I went by the house and found her working in the yard.

Sending our condolences to the family on the loss of a lovely lady.

Suzanne Searle

May 9, 2024 at 4:42 PM

Trudy was a wonderful friend to me for many, many years. I first met Trudy when I was 18 years old. We shared many adventures together, not the least of which was driving, with a group of friends,  to Minneapolis in the 70's to see Sly and the Family Stone. Trudy was a loving, generous, talented woman. I shall miss her. Sincere condolences to Eric , Jen and family.

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