Bruce and Mary Milliken
Mary and Bruce, were involved in choirs and voice training since their teen years. Had such scholarship opportunities been available to Bruce, he might have considered a career in music.
Obituaries from Southland Funeral Homes:
Bruce Milliken 1927-2019
Bruce was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 12, 1927, the youngest of four children, to Mary and George Milliken. He met his beloved Mary Reid at church and they were married in Brandon on September 1, 1951. In 1953, Bruce and Mary moved to Lethbridge and in 1957, made their permanent home in Taber. Over the next four decades, Bruce serviced the agricultural industry in southern Alberta, supplying innovative equipment and developing lifelong friendships in the farming community. Bruce was best known for operating Milliken Farm Supplies. He lived a life of service through Taber Town Council, the Taber Curling Club, the United Church of Canada, Kiwanis Club, University of Lethbridge Senate and the Lethbridge Community Foundation. He was a strong supporter of 4-H. He had a great love of music and sang in the Knox United Church choir for over fifty years. He enjoyed traveling, bird watching and stamp and coin collecting. He worked hard to provide a good life for his family. A long life, well lived.
Mary Milliken 1926-204
Mary was born in Brandon, Manitoba on May 29, 1926, the second of two children to Mary (nee Hay) and Andrew Reid. She met her future husband Bruce at church and they were married in Brandon on September 1, 1951. In 1953 Mary and Bruce moved to Lethbridge and then in 1957 made their permanent home in Taber. Mary was a full time homemaker as well as being involved in her community and church through UCW, Ladies of Kiwanis and 4-H Sewettes. She had a great love of music and sang in the Knox United Church choir for over fifty years. Mary enjoyed traveling, was an accomplished seamstress, an avid reader and as her family can attest, a wonderful cook. She was supportive of Bruce’s ventures, while ensuring the children had a well rounded upbringing in music, youth service groups, sports and faith based activities.