The Honourable Emile Rosario Millette, LLB 1961, has passed away at the age of 83. After attending Gravelbourg College in Saskatchewan at the young age of 11, Justice Millette graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law school in 1961, and was called to the bar in April 1963.
He began his career in Pembroke, Ontario, practicing law with the firm Williams, Bradley, Merredew, and Millette (later it would become Bradley and Millette). He eventually went on to open his own practice in 1981. In 1982, Justice Millette was appointed judge to the District Court of Ontario (now known as the Superior Court) by then Minister of Justice Jean Chrétien. Upon retiring from the Superior Court, he served on the Pension Appeal Board of Canada.
Throughout his life and career, Justice Millette emphasized hard work, punctuality, faith, and the importance of family. The youngest of 11 children, he was born to Honorius and Rose-Marie Millette in Saskatchewan in 1935. He is survived by his brother Dr. Lucien Millette, and sisters Lucienne Brière and Georgette Poliquin. Predeceased by his siblings Cécile Jan, Jeanne Chicoine, Charles Millette, Dr. Ovila Millette, Rose-Hélène Bourgeois, Dr. Honorius Millette, Roméo Millette, and Elise Buissé.
Justice Millette will be sincerely missed in the law community.