Bill Milne Obituary, Death – Bill Milne, a longtime member of the Naval Association of Canada, passed the threshold on January 1st, 2023, at the age of 90. Here is his obituary, which is followed by some words he provided in May 2021 on his naval career. In his 91st year, Bill Milne passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2023. All who knew him will miss him since he was a devoted spouse, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many people.
His wife Jane (née McDonald), with whom he shared their 65th wedding anniversary on December 28, his two children Mary (Peter) and John (Karen), his four grandchildren Andrew, Katherine, Madeline, and Jonathan, as well as his sister Ruth Milne, survive him. Bill, the son of Lorna and Manson Milne, has lived in Burlington his entire life. After completing his studies at Appleby College and McMaster University, he enlisted in the Canadian Naval Reserve as an officer. Prior to joining Nesbitt-Burns, he had a prosperous 30-year career at National Trust. Bill was a devoted Hamilton Club member who was also active in a number of civic associations, such as the Probus Club, the Burlington Curling Club, and the Lions Club.
Due to his deep faith, Bill was drawn to be actively involved with both the Diocese of Niagara and St. Luke’s Anglican Church, where he served in a variety of positions, including the creation of St. Luke’s Close and various regional finance committees. Bill received the Order of Niagara in 2007 in recognition of his continuous devotion to church work. Bill was devoted to the outdoors in addition to his charity activities. He frequently traveled with his family across North America, enjoying all four seasons as a camper, hiker, and cross-country skier. His favorite place was the Bruce Peninsula, where he frequently went camping and on family trekking trips along the Bruce Trail.
He also treasured the numerous recollections of his time spent skiing and hiking with the “Shnobs.” Following retirement, Bill and Jane embarked on a world tour that took them over six continents including the Arctic and Antarctic regions. When he wasn’t traveling, he frequently attended numerous sporting and artistic events, as well as a variety of concerts and competitions. He was a devoted and proud grandpa who showed a great interest in the lives of his grandkids. All will miss Bill’s sincere willingness to assist people, his quick wit, and his welcoming grin.