Patrick William Milne
It is with profound sadness that the family of Patrick Milne announce his passing on February 15, 2023, at the age of 84 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Deb, children: Sue (Roger), Sean (Jasmine) and Danielle. Grandchildren: Jennifer (Rommel), Airen and Tegan. Great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Kayl, Ella and Jayden and his brother Jim Milne: as well as numerous relatives and friends both near and far.
Patrick was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Helen Milne: brothers Bernard, Robert and Raymond: as well as his grandson Jason Ditchburn.
Patrick began his apprenticeship in the Painter & Decorator field in 1954 with J. Mason & Sons in Edmonton, AB resulting in a journeyman ticket. He retired in 2016 at the young age of 78. Throughout his 62-year career, he held various jobs and positions within the trade and was fortunate to have worked all over Canada. Patrick was the Business Manager of IUPAT Local 177 for several years and was a staunch advocate of the Union. He spent the later years as a field manager for Park Derochie Coatings and was a fiercely loyal employee who was often the first one on site in the morning and the last to leave. (Let’s not forget those ‘meetings’ in the smoke pit)
Patrick was a member of AA and was intensely proud of his (almost) 25 years of sobriety. He was a mentor and a friend to many and will be missed greatly by his brothers and sisters in the program.
Patrick loved his family, deeply and passionately. He especially loved the ‘littles’ Many a grandchild, niece or nephew will remember the ‘teeth trick’ and the quacking noises he would make. Nothing made him happier than to see the children smile and laugh.
Although the last few years made it difficult for ‘face to face’ visits, Patrick always kept in touch with family and friends. He was an inspiration and mentor to so many and we hope that his love for his family and his profession will be his legacy. He will be so sadly missed by all those whose lives were touched by knowing him.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
“When you left…..you forgot to tell my heart how to go on without you.”
my heart breaks for you and our families as another of the circle of life has ended in the Milne family. We were all loved by Uncle Pat, a unconditional love that never ended. Pat was a special man who touched and keep in touch with family members on a weekly basis and sometimes daily, right to the end! I have so many memories which I will hold dear to my heart now and forever.
Love you Deb,
PattyJo Milne Bodman
Pat you were a great friend, we shared many time together. We laughed, we cried, but we were always there for each other. You made a difference and will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend.
This wonderful what you said I will always remember him calling me Mom. He was such a joker. We had many good times at the lake and those special holidays at your house the cooked ham.l have many more memories we will talk about them as time goes by.
Sad to hear that you went on to be with da ls and uncle Bob and uncle Bernie before we go one more chat in. I know you fought and are finally at peace. I’ll miss the fun times and the extra joking around- love ya Unlce Pat
I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with Deb and family.
What a beautiful snapshot of Pat’s life and the man behind that smile. So very sorry for your loss. Much love to you all.
Deb I’m so sorry for the pain and greif of losing Pat. Although I met him only twice I saw how you were devoted to him and his care. I am always here to have tea and talk and if you ever need help please don’t hesitate to call.
My deepest condolences to Deb, the Milne family, Sean, and all Pats family and friends.
Pat set me on my career path. Thanks Pat for always believing in me and rooting me on! I will always have fond memories of you and your duck squawking… Amongst many other funny memories.
You were an inspiration to myself and many others, in your dedication to your career, family, and sobriety alike.
A great man. Forever.
I had the honour to work with Pat for 8/9 years he was a great mentor I remember one shut down at Soncor a few years ago I was nighttime foreman. And he would come in a 1/2 hr early to help me with the end of the night shift and to help me with anything that came up over night he was well respect it in our trade Rest in peace my friend sending my condolences to his family
Sorry Deb to hear of Pat’s passing. Never was there a man who was so young beyond his years. Pat always had a pep in his step and a smile on his face when he was speaking of you. Always kind and a big hello. Thinking of you.