Original Stampeder dies at 93

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    Original Stampeder, POW and model airplane expert dies at 93


    He was a prisoner of war, as he described it a “guest of the Fuhrer” for 18 months during the height of the Second World War, an original Calgary Stampeder football player in 1945 and a life insurance agent for 30 years.

    But most Calgarians would have known William (Bill) Millar in his later years as the local expert in plastic model airplanes who owned and operated Uncle Bill’s Hobbies for more than two decades.

    Millar would build and sell the models as well as teach others how to build them. He would also participate with other passionate hobbyists in competitions in their favourite hobby … and usually won. He later expanded his business to include model trains, but planes remained his favourite.

    Even after he closed his store while in his mid-70s, Millar, who died on Dec. 5 at age 93, continued to build model planes for fun.

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    An original stampeder from the beginning,I bet he played as passionate
    As chuck bednarik. He will be missed.
     
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    As hard as it may be to believe, this gentleman played even before my time, so I never saw him play.

    But "Once a Stampeder...always a Stampeder"...

    And a war veteran who paid his dues (and then some) before that.

    Rest in Peace, Bill Millar.


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    When guys back then didn't worry about concussions or facemasks.
     

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