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In Memorium - Doug Mills

posted Jun 29, 2012, 11:45 AM by Tartan-Owners Southern California   [ updated Jan 29, 2014, 10:23 AM ]

Doug Mills passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 just short of his 72nd birthday. As many of you know, Doug has battled a rare strain of Leukemia for the past years. Recently it became more serious, enough to warrant a heroic bone marrow transplant and other highly aggressive anti-cancer treatment. Apparently the treatment in combination with the cancer got the best of his heart and led to his death.

We in TOSCA are faced with a great loss.  Per Bill Solberg, "I have a hard time imagining TOSCA without Doug. The thing that struck me so strongly was Doug's astonishing pluck through all his recent ups and downs. This is what we have experienced with Doug all along."

Doug, as you also know, was the originator of TOSCA and had a great love for Tartans and Tartan owners. He simply thrived on getting everyone thinking Tartan and having a good time in the bargain. We should never forget his tireless efforts on our behalf. Sandy has vowed to continue on in boating; we welcome her to do so. A memorial life celebration was held at the Bahia Corinthian Y.C. in July 2012.