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Born: Oct 18, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 24, 2006

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JAMES BRIAN MILNE 1938 - 2006 After a 3½ year battle with cancer, Brian Milne succumbed to the disease on September 24, 2006. He had a huge army fighting with him, family, relatives, friends, Carman Hospital staff and the wonderful people at the Chemotherapy Ward at Boundary Trails Hospital, especially Dr. Woelk and Cheryl. Everyone truly fought for and helped Brian during this difficult time. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife Eileen; son Cameron and wife Tammy, grandsons, Blair (Jackie) and little Brian, all of Brandon, and son James and wife Audrey, and Ben of Regina, SK. Also surviving are his mother Isabel, brother Hugh (Shirley), sister-in-law Lorette, sister Fern, and brother Grant (Lynn) all of Winnipeg, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Skelton, of Carman. Brian was also survived by many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Alex, and brother, Glen. Brian was born in Elkhorn, on October 18, 1938 in a snow storm. The family later moved to Winnipeg and Brian moved eventually to Carman, a town he dearly loved. He was a Life Member of the Carman Kinsman Club and an associate member of Carman Branch 18, The Royal Canadian Legion. He served on the Volunteer Fire Department for about 25 years many of them as Fire Chief, and from this service received from the Province of Manitoba, the Mary Beth Dolan Provincial Award for exemplary service. He owned and operated Carman Plumbing and Heating and later worked for Federated Co-operative Propane Department, a job he really enjoyed. Brian loved life and for him, life was his family, golfing, fishing, country music and dancing, his Legion coffee breaks, good jokes (hearing and telling them), assisting at the Ladies Golf Classic, loved animals, especially cats, and above all the many friends he made during his life time. A celebration of Brian's life will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carman United Church, with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carman Memorial Hospital, Boundary Trails Chemotherapy Department, or to the Carman Fire Department. I will travel empty-handed. There is not a single thing I have collected in my life That I would ever want to bring Except... The love of those who loved me And the warmth if those who cared, The happiness and the memories And the magic that we shared. Doyle's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2006

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