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Dr. J. Ken Milne

MILNE, Dr. J. Ken - Peacefully with family by his side at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, John Kenneth Milne of London in his 80th year. He will be lovingly remembered by: Signy (Paulson) his best friend and beloved wife of 55 years; children Kelly Milne (Mataya, Rhiannon, Aiden); Dr. W. Ken Milne and Barb Lubell (Ethan, Sage, Zoe); Kim and John Peter (Jadyn, Jaxon); John and Julianne Milne (Ryelin, Bennett, Jessica); and Scott Milne; as well as his brother Ron and his children R.J. and Rayna. He will also be missed by the extended Milne, Paulson and Roessler families and his many dear friends and colleagues around the world. Along with his love of family, he enjoyed jazz music, single malt scotch, aged cheddar, hot peppers, and Szechuan food. He was an accomplished musician and woodworker and enjoyed the peace of working in the orchard. Ken completed medical school at UWO and obtained his fellowship in obstetrics and gynaecology. He devoted his life to women’s health and safety through 29 years of clinical practice and subsequently the development of award-winning patient safety and quality assurance programs. His passion was to drive transformational change in health care. “Leaders drive values, values drive behaviours, behaviours drive performance.” A Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, November 25 from 2-5 pm at HARRIS FUNERAL HOME , 220 St. James St. at Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to London Health Sciences Foundation - Perinatal Program would be appreciated.13313224
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Posted by Dr Iain Mackie (None) On Monday, June 17, 2019
I was sorry to hear of Ken’s death. He was an admired colleague at St Joesephs Hospital and one of the few surgeons who supported our drive to create an HUV programme at St. Joe’s. I have not seen him since I moved to Vancouver 23 years ago, but I still remember his kindness and support, and his skill as a surgeon.

Great Mentor, thank you for all you did for me.
Posted by Paul Midgley (Mentor) On Thursday, December 6, 2018
Every young swim coach should be so lucky to have someone like Dr. Ken Milne in their corner when staring out. Definitely got my career off to a good start, one that could have easily gone sideways. My eternal thanks to a truly great man.
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Posted by Karen Campbell (colleague) On Monday, December 3, 2018
Dear Signy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was a remarkable individual and will be remembered for his kindness and excellent sense of humour as well as his many professional accomplishments. I feel privileged to have worked with him as a research colleague. Kindest thoughts to you as you mourn his passing and celebrate his life.
Always remembered fondly
Posted by Lesley Paulette (Midwife participant in ALARM and MOREob) On Wednesday, November 28, 2018
My condolences. So sorry for your loss. I met Ken at two or three sessions of ALARM. I remember him so clearly: so warm, so welcoming, so supportive, such a good teacher. What a difference that made to a young midwife breaking into an obstetrics environment that was not always so welcoming of my kind in those days. He inspired me to keep working on developing those relationships, knowing that there was a place for all of us in the provision of excellent care for women and babies. Thank you Ken.
A wonderful educator
Posted by Michael Silver (colleague) On Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I know Dr. Milne only through Ob/Gyn courses at SOCG and Alarm. He was always my favorite colleague, eager to teach and adept at it. A fine man. He will be missed.

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