MILBURN: William Morris Laurie
On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Bill passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, BC after a long decline in health due to dementia.
Bill was born on July 5, 1929 in Coal Creek, BC. Bill never lost his love for Coal Creek and mining. He enjoyed hockey, fishing, hunting and walking the trails of Fernie with his many dog pals. He loved spending time with family and friends.
Bill is survived by Doreen his wife of 62 years, his children: Maxine Fairclough (Frank), Barbara Olson (Dale), Billy Milburn (Carol), and Lawrence Milburn (Bonnie), 8 grandchildren: Christina, Kimberley, Brent, Kyle, Chelsea, Evan, Connie, Chris, 10 great grandchildren, his sister Esther Elgin (Dave) and sister-in-law Bertha Krause as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Margaret and Joseph Parker and his brother Walter Parker.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2013. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in his honor can be made to the charity of your choice.
Our family would like to thank all the nurses and care workers that compassionately cared for Bill at Rocky Mountain Village and the Elk Valley hospital as well as the many friends who supported our family and continue to do so, we express our heartfelt thanks.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.