October 15, 1932 – Goderich, Ontario
March 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Rev. J. Brown Milne, beloved husband of Mavis Milne (nee Miller) of Calgary, passed away on March 25, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Brown is survived by his wife, Mavis, and four children (Tim, Stephen, Lee, and Tracy), five grandchildren (Toben, Sydney, Kellee, Spencer, and Dustin) and three great grandchildren (Caeden, Nathan, and Rhys). He is also survived by one sister, Eunice Bisset.
Brown’s extended circle of friends and family can be found all around the world: London, Goderich, Ottawa, Toronto, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, N. Vancouver, Okanagan, Halifax and Debert N.S., Whitehorse, France, Germany, Denmark, England, Scotland, Australia, Maui, Malaysia, and Shanghai, as well as within the borderless halls of the Presbyterian Church.
Brown was actively involved at Camp Kannawin (in Sylvan Lake, AB) for many years in a variety of roles, including director, chaplain, supporter and board member – and the Milne family have great memories of their summers at Kannawin. He took on a variety of volunteer work in his retirement, including 10 years as a Canadian Cancer Society driver to help patients get to their treatments and many years as a “Pathfinder” in the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, where he also served on the Clinical Ethics Committee. Brown was involved with a “Backdoor” program to help street kids get back on their feet, and very much enjoyed his two years as a volunteer with the Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church “Side by Side” program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.
Although he always enjoyed preaching, Brown’s first love was Pastoral Care, serving in the Calgary General for over 25 years. Brown would have celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination and the 60th wedding anniversary for Brown and Mavis this spring.
Funeral Services will be held at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (4612 Varsity Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3A 1V7), on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences, stories, photos, or your favourite of Brown’s countless jokes may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com or emailed to email@example.com. “Memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (dropdown menu at https://albertacancer.ca/donate/cancer-centres) or to Camp Kannawin (http://www.campkannawin.ca/supporting-the-camp.html).”
In living memory of Rev. J. Brown Milne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences