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Wednesday January 15, 2020

MILNE, William Allan “Al” –  passed away peacefully at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee Smith) Milne (2014).  Loving father of Scott (Phyllis) of Simcoe and Cam (Sharon) of Welland.  Lovingly remembered by his siblings Mary Fawcett (late Ralph) of Winchester, Doug Milne (Phyllis) of Salford, and Frank Milne (late Betty) of Mountain.  Al will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Joan Milne of Embro and Jean Milne of Mountain, and his many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brothers Bob and Art Milne.  Al moved from his family farm in Mountain to Simcoe where he began his career as teacher.  He started at North Public School where he met and married his wife Shirley.  Shortly after, he moved to Elgin Avenue Public School where he taught Industrial Arts until he retired in 1990.  During those years he taught wood working skills to hundreds of grade 7 and 8 boys, and also some girls in the later years.  Upon retirement he built a house outside of Port Dover that he and Shirl lived in until they joined their Lord.  In his retirement Al once again enjoyed the farming life with his Fjord horses, cows, and chickens, and loved helping his farm neighbours whenever he could.  He will be sadly missed by his many friends and neighbours.  Friends are invited to share their memories of Al with his family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Friday, August 28th, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  In following the Covid19 government guidelines for funerals, anyone wishing to attend visitation must call the funeral home and pre-register your specific time to attend.  FACIAL COVERINGS MUST BE WORN BY ALL.  A private funeral (by invitation only) will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning with Pastor Rob Sharpe officiating.  Interment of ashes: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in memory of Al are asked to consider the Simcoe & District Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.  A sincere thanks to the many doctors, nurses and staff at the Norfolk General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Victoria Hospital who cared for him so well.  Personal online condolences at  (519) 426-0199

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