It will be a time for crying and sadness, but also a time for celebrating the life of a teen, who according to his father, was “a bright shining light”.
Garrett Harrison Mills died suddenly Friday night, while at a park along the Napanee River. The 15 year old was with two friends when the tragedy took place. No other details surrounding his death have been released. He was a student at Napanee District Secondary School.
Garrett’s father David says he was someone who made him smile every day. David Mills says he cannot thank everyone enough for their kind support in this tough time. He adds that although he, his wife Gwen and their family cannot respond to all messages of support received, they are being read and are greatly appreciated.
The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home – Napanee Chapel (48 Camden Rd, Napanee) on Thursday, May 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. With the large expected turnout for the funeral, has will be changed to Evangel Temple at 320 Bridge St.
Donations made in memory of Garrett are available at the Scotia Bank (Account #055460452084). Cash or credit card are accepted at the bank or at Wartman Funeral Home or the Napanee Humane Society.