Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Milne
Woodburn – Elizabeth Geneva « Betty » Milne, 89,
passed away peacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital on Tuesday, February
13th, 2019. Born in Trenton, NS., on September 21st, 1929, she was a
daughter of the late Harvey Frederick Courtney and Anna Isabel
Lawrence (Burns) Mitchell.
mother spent a few years in the 1960s working in the lighting business
in Toronto but the draw of Pictou County was very strong. She returned
to enjoy life on the Milne family rhubarb farm in Woodburn with my
father and eventually me. She enjoyed traveling the world with her
sisters and was known far and wide for her Sunday dinners where you
could always find a festive feast with lots of laughter and great
stories. My mother lived her life doing what she
wanted and enjoyed everything she did.
was predeceased by her loving husband, James Leslie Milne; brothers,
Burns « Bud », Lauchlin and Harvey Mitchell; sisters, Velma
Forshner, Donelda Fox and Rita Sinclair. She is survived by her loving
sister, Rose Ross and brother-in-law, Alvin
Sinclair. She is survived by her only child, Leslie
Burns (Kim) Milne, their children Scott (Courtnay) Gorman and Kaili
(Will) Gorman and « The Angels » Jadyn, James and Charlotte;
many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; She also leaves
behind her very dear friends, Margaret Milne and Marie
Cullen. My mother cherished her friendship with Margaret
greatly and would always regale me of their evenings talking about
family and watching Downton Abbey. My mother and
Marie were the closest of friends for more than 80 years and though
Marie moved to the big city of Halifax a few years back, not a week
went by when they did not speak.
would like to thank the wonderful folks at the Aberdeen Hospital and
for their kindness and care. I would also like to
extend my deepest appreciation to my cousin Andrew Milne who always
had time to check up on a spry old lady and Ellen and David Sinclair
for a lifetime of continued support, love and care.
memorial service will be held in the spring for family and friends.
Arrangements are in the care and direction of R.H. Porter Funeral
Homes, New Glasgow. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Milne 19292019..