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Born: Nov 25, 1909

Date of Passing: Dec 13, 2007

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IAN ROBERT TAYLOR MILNE November 25, 1909 December 13, 2007 Peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the age of 98, Ian passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital surrounded by his family. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Irene, his wife of 67 years; his four children, Marilyn (Ken Sime), Kathy (Ken Wiese), Eleanor (Dudley Thompson) and Robert Milne (Joanne); 10 grandchildren, Scott Sime (Nancy), Jennifer Sime (Garett Surcon), Mark Wiese (Lori), David Wiese (Christine), Neil Wiese (Renae), Andrew Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Janelle Milne, Leanne Milne and Kevin Milne. He also leaves five great-grandchildren and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Ian was predeceased by his brother Alex Milne and sister Lavina Gibb. Ian's parents, Alexander and Mary Milne, emigrated from Aberdeenshire, Scotland to Flandreau, South Dakota in 1908. Ian was born in Flandreau in 1909 and at four months of age came with his family to Manitoba, settling in the Emerson district where Ian lived and farmed all of his life. He attended the Post Road School and went on to complete high school in Emerson. Ian married Irene McClelland on June 15, 1940 and they had four children. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who taught his children by example, moving through life with gentleness, humility, patience, good humour, strength and a deep respect for the land and all creation. Farming was Ian's calling and he was able to farm actively well in to his eighties. He and Irene lived independently on the farm until two years ago when they moved to an apartment in Winnipeg. Ian was blessed with a love and appreciation for music, a distinctive and heartwarming laugh and a keen mind and memory for detail. He served the community and the Church in many ways throughout his life and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the wonderful staff on E5 at St. Boniface Hospital over the last 2 weeks for your compassionate care. Heartfelt thanks also to the loving caregivers from Manitoba Home Care and the special staff and residents of Dakota House. A celebration of Ian's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at St. Andrew's United Church in Emerson, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ian's memory to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. Wiebe Funeral Home, Altona, Manitoba in charge of arrangements. (204) 324-5404.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 17, 2007

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our condolances to the family of Ian Milne, We are long gone from the area, but still remember the people we knew. Enjoyed many a visit on the farm. - Posted by: Herman Ballast (Acquaintance) on: Dec 18, 2007

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