Ruth Suzanne MilneSeptember 12, 1944 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 73)
Ruth Suzanne Milne, 73, of Gibsons, BC. Sue Milne, daughter of Isabel and Harold Jackson, wife of John Milne, passed away in her sleep on September 28, 2017 at her home in Gibsons, BC. She is survived by her husband, John, her sister, Lynne McEneany, her brother, Allan Jackson (Wendy), her son Chris (Liz), her daughters Alex and Margie (Ben). She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Annabelle and Liam Beacock, Kalina and Natascha Milne. Sue was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario where she met and married John in 1965. They travelled to Germany where Sue worked and studied chemistry in Stuttgart. Upon moving to Ottawa, Ontario in 1967, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University and subsequently worked as a German/English translator and as a grants officer for the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Sue and John loved to travel and over the years made trips to India and numerous locations in Europe. Sue retired to the Sunshine Coast in 1999 where she became heavily involved in the music community, volunteering on several boards and singing in various choirs. She will be remembered for her smile and contagious laughter, as well as for her outgoing personality and endless generosity. Sue will be enormously missed by friends and family around the world. A memorial reception will be held at Eric Cardinall Hall, 930 Chamberlin Road, West Howe Sound, on Friday, October 6 from 3:30-5:00 pm.