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By 1938 Mills was the Managing Director and Instructor in Advertising Layout, Lettering, and Copy-writing at the Canadian Institute of Associated Arts in Vancouver. The 1938 Prospectus for the school showed that Mills had hired a number of prominent BC artists to teach there. These artists included J.W.G. (Jock) Macdonald, who would have been looking for work after the closure of the B.C. College of Arts in 1935, which Macdonald co-founded with F.H. Varley in 1933.
Mills died in Victoria at the age of 85, his occupation noted as "retired teacher" on the registration of death. He was apparently survived by his wife, Thyra Aagot Grace Archbold. She was presumably related to artist Aagot Dagmar Archbold.
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