July 23 1938 – April 27 2014
In our deepest hearts and with great sorrow we announce the passing of an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and cousin. Born and raised in Cumberland and proud to be a coal miner’s daughter, mom was an outgoing, care-giving woman, and the strongest person we know. Through her example she showed us the true quality of life, inspiring us to be the best we can be. Mom was a great friend, touching many hearts with her contagious smile and compassion.
She leaves behind the love of her life, Raymond (Gus) Milburn, who she married in 1959, daughters, Rae (Glen) Marla (Bob) grandchildren Amie (Peter) Kyle (Jackie) Teryn, Olivia and great grandchildren Rylan and Isabelle. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Beatrice, sister Grace, brother in-law Lou, niece Cindy and Great Granddaughter Maleeya.
After working as a telephone operator in Cumberland, she chose to be a loving stay at home mom, being a dedicated volunteer for school activities, the Empire Days’ committee, the Cumberland Lodge and many other community events. In 1990 she was rewarded with a well deserved Citizen of the Year. Throughout six whole generations, she’s been our most loyal cheerleader. She will be remembered dearly at one of the most amazing places in her life, cabin number 20 at Comox Lake. She shared and greeted family and many friends with a welcoming smile.
Our family would like to thank everyone for all the kind words, wonderful flowers, cards, food and visits they all mean so much to us.
There will be a tea at the Cumberland Cultural Center at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 3rd.
Donations can be made to the Cumberland Credit Union and proceeds towards a memorial bench in her name.