In memory of
Four years after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Timothy Bernard MacMillan confronted the limits of modern medicine and elected to spend his remaining weeks in his longtime hometown of Anchorage, Alaska surrounded by friends and family. He died at home on Jan. 3, 2019, in the early hours of his 74th birthday. Born in New Delhi, India, in 1945, to Mary (Andersen) MacMillan, an Anglo-Indian of British descent, and John MacMillan, a U.S. soldier serving in World War II, Tim immigrated with his mother to the United States at the age of 2. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, followed by a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He spent the early years of his career practicing law in Arkansas, and then accepted a job setting up the Alaska Legal Service Office in Kotzebue, Alaska, where he met his wife of 39 years, Linda (Harris) MacMillan. Tim and Linda served as volunteers both in the Peace Corps in Honduras, then in Paraguay for Habitat for Humanity. In Anchorage, they raised their only daughter together while Tim worked as a worker's compensation attorney. Tim was known as a deeply ethical human being, an intellectual and challenging conversationalist, a courageous adventurer and a dedicated father. Tim's life will be honored by his closest friends and family in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage or Project for the People of Paraguay.
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