MCMILLAN, Mary Trellis (Knowles)

April 8, 1932 – February 7, 2020 M. Trellis McMillan passed away at the Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen, NB on Friday, February 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late Mary Josephine (Legacy) and William Frederick Knowles.

  Trellis will be deeply and forever missed by her four daughters, Theresa (John) Akagi, Joanne (Barry) Grant, Susan (Kimball) Hodge, Bonnie (Mark) Blue; two sons, David (Terri) Bryant and Timothy McMillan; nine grandchildren, Gillian (Jeremiah) Kerr, Ramona Akagi, Karyn Leavitt, Alyssa Akagi (Shawn), Jordan (Cheryl) Grant, Rebecca Grant, Nathan (Kim) McMillan, Jason (Courtney) Merchant  and Jaclyn (Raymond) Cormier; her adored great-grandchildren, Madison, Avery, MacCartney, Paige, Seth, Dominic, Spencer, Skyler and Raylyn.

  Trellis was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, David Carleton Bryant, second husband, Stanley James McMillan, partner, Steven Asa Merchant, infant daughter, infant twin sons, six sisters, three brothers, daughter-in-law and son-in-law.

  Funeral service was held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. There was no visitation held.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations in memory of Trellis be made to the Charlotte County Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent and the full obituary may be viewed at

  The family would like to thank the staff at Passamaquoddy Lodge for their great care and for giving Mom many moments of laughter. We would also like to express our gratitude to the staff of the CCU and the Respiratory Therapist at the Charlotte County Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care.