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Brock Andrew PhD Millman

MILLMAN, Brock Andrew PhD - Of St Thomas, passed away peacefully at Victoria (Campus), L.H.S.C. on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at the age of 54 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Dayna Knight. Loved father of Alice, Jeydan and Logan. Beloved son of Rev. Canon William “Bill” and Delores Millman of Sauble Beach. Dear brother of Bronwyn Papasideris (Jim) of London and Carole Millman of Windsor and cherished uncle of John and Mia Papasideris and Samantha and Paige Seabrook. Dear of son-in-law of Rose and Charles Knight. Predeceased by his wife, Lisa Garety (2013) and lovingly remembered by his mothers–in-law Pat and Di. Brock was born in Brantford on December 17th, 1963. He completed his double honours undergraduate degree in History and English at Huron University College while also pursuing a military career with the Fourth Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment. He went on to receive his Masters from the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK and completed his doctoral degree from McGill University. He had a passion for travel and pursued many teaching careers at various Universities across Canada. In 2001, he started working as a History Professor at Western University and also became the Director of the International Relations Program. He continued to serve with the Army Reserve while teaching and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, June 2005 when he assumed command of the 4 RCR. In 2008, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 31 Canadian Brigade Group Battle School. In 2010 was deployed to Afghanistan where he was a Senior Advisor in the Afghan Ministry of Defence. In 2011, Brock was promoted to the substantive rank of Colonel. Dr. Millman was a well renowned author and completed many award winning research articles and books on topics such as international relations, history, the military, political developments and the Great War. In 2016, he was the proud recipient of the prestigious C.P. Stacey Prize for his book, “Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada.” Brock worked tirelessly for the welfare of at risk veterans: buying groceries, arranging counseling, employment and housing, whatever was necessary for those in need. Brock was a humble, honest, good man. He was a gift to Canada and all that knew him. Brock was the definition of character, loyalty and duty. He will be dearly, dearly missed by many. Resting at WILLIAM FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 55 Southwick Street, St. Thomas on Monday, December 10th at 1:00pm. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Colonel Brock Millman Memorial Fund. These funds will be used to help/assist at risk Veterans. 13315502
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