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Weir Hugh Garvin MILNE
1955 - 2019
WEIR HUGH GARVIN MILNE July 31, 1955 - March 16, 2019 It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Weir Milne announce his peaceful passing in the early morning hours of March 16, 2019. Beloved husband of (Elizabeth) Wendy for 36 years. Adored, admired and loving father to Jessica (Paulo) Borges and Eric. He will be missed by his siblings Ron (Alice), Shirley (Earl) Matchett, Shelley and Ken Chiasson, his nephew and nieces, their spouses and children. Predeceased by his parents Weir Milne and Bessie Milne, his sister-in-law Myra, brother-in-law Brian Pratt and father-in-law Walter Boerner. Weir was born and raised in North Bay and always enjoyed returning to the north country for visits and holidays. He left "The Bay" at 18 to attend Brock University in St. Catharines and went on to study law at Osgoode Hall. It was during the Bar Admission courses in 1980 that he would meet the love of his life on a blind date. Weir and Wendy married in 1982 and started their family a few years later. Family was always a priority for Weir, and he never failed to take time to be with his children. Weir practiced law in both Alberta and Ontario, and left to found, own and operate Kerygma Reconciliation Services Inc. in 2000. At the time of his passing he was an accomplished and well-respected mediator working primarily in southern Ontario. Weir enjoyed intellectual pursuits, and while practicing law full-time completed a Masters of Theological Studies at McMaster University in 2002. At the time of his passing, he was a doctoral candidate at Royal Roads University and was ready to begin work on researching and writing a dissertation in the field of social sciences. Weir will be remembered by his family, friends and colleagues for his vibrant and optimistic approach to life, his deep Christian faith, and how much he loved to laugh. The family would like to thank the dedicated and wonderful medical and nursing staff at both the Joseph Brant and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospitals. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Donations made in Weir's name to either Diabetes Canada or The Kidney Foundation of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences may be left at
Published by The Globe and Mail from Mar. 18 to Mar. 22, 2019.
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Wendy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am pausing to pray that God will grant strength, peace, and comfort to you and your family as you grieve the loss of Weir in coming days. I can still hear him cracking jokes in class back in our Osgoode Hall days. He always seemed full of good cheer. I rejoice that he is with the Father and the Son, just in time for the heavenly Easter celebration...
Karen Henein
Karen Henein
April 15, 2019
Wendy, I am so sorry to hear about Weir passing. I am pausing to pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you and your family as you grieve this loss. I can still hear Weir cracking jokes in class back in our Osgoode Hall days. He's with the Father and Son now, just in time for the heavenly Easter celebration.
April 15, 2019
This is very sad news and I offer my heartfelt condolences to Weir's family. I have known Weir in a professional capacity for some years, and I often retained him as a mediator. He was always a delight to work with and I very much enjoyed him sharing his experiences and stories. I hope that the memory of this kind and generous man gives comfort to all who knew him.
James Wilson
April 3, 2019
Very sorry to hear the news. Weir was a great mediator and just a great guy to be around! Always had stories to share and was always so positive!
Millie Katyal
April 3, 2019
Wendy and family I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to deepest sympathy. Stephanie Avdichuk (hunak)
March 26, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear about Weir's passing. He was my greatest cheerleader when I was a new lawyer. I will always hold fond memories of him. My condolences to his family.

Blair Nitchke
Blair Nitchke
March 20, 2019
I was deeply saddened to hear of Weir's passing -- he was always very pleasant, professional and level-headed during my days as a lawyer, and when I decided to transition to mediation, he was generous and unstinting in sharing his advice and experience.

My deepest condolences go out to his wife, children and family.
Gus Garrido
March 19, 2019
In memory of Weir, who put up with me when we were teens, and who was an integral part of a group of friends in high school who were my anchor in the world. Rest in peace, my dear.
Tiina (Sauks) Payson
March 19, 2019
I am deeply saddened to learn of Weir's passing - we shared much laughter and struggle together working through our many doctoral classes at Royal Roads University. Sending beautiful healing energy out to all his family and friends in this time of sorrow. Deepest sympathy,
Patricia Robertson
March 19, 2019
A kind , funny, charming and genuine man who helped so many... he will truly be missed. Wishing the family peace and comfort through the knowledge that he touched so many lives.
Kathleen Urdahl
March 19, 2019
I was sad to hear of Weir's passing. We were friends and colleagues. As a fellow mediator, I ran into Weir frequently as we were both mediating cases. Without exception, Weir was always professional, collegial and friendly. He always enjoyed smiling and laughing! My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing for all that knew him!
Jay Rudolph
March 19, 2019
He will be missed by many, he was so engaging and caring at mediations, he was such a pleasure to work with.
Charlene Lewin
March 19, 2019
I always think of Weir, with whom I attended Osgoode, with great affection and admiration. My husband, Ian Kirby, knew Weir professionally, but shared my view of him as a truly gentle, kind and honourable man. We have lost a wonderful human being. Our deepest sympathies to his family. May his memory be a blessing.
Lois Winstock
March 18, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Weir's passing. He was a very able mediatior on my cases over many years. But, above all, I will remember him as a jovial gentleman.

My sincerest condolences to his family.

Gerry George
Gerry George
March 18, 2019
I got to know Weir over the last couple of decades, during his "Kerygma" years. He was always a man of good humour, level-headedness and uncommon intelligence. I appreciated his creative insights and enjoyed our time together.

My sincerest condolences to Weir's wife, children and other family members. May you be comforted by your memories of good times with this lovely soul.
Jeffrey Gauze
March 18, 2019
Deepest sympathy from Carlo and Doris. We still laugh when we think of the first time we went to the Roxy with Wendy and Weir to see Rocky Horror.
Doris Barberio
March 18, 2019
I am very saddened to hear of Weir's passing. I was fortunate to know him as a hard working and extremely professional mediator. Above all, he was welcoming and kind. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Milne family.

Claudia Persichilli, Toronto
March 18, 2019
So sorry Shirley and the whole family.
Pam Pratt
March 17, 2019
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