Maurice (Moe) Milford
It is with heavy hearts, we share the passing of our loving Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, Maurice Milford. He passed Peacefully and painlessly on the sunny afternoon of March 16th.
Two days prior, he was active & happily elbows deep in an old truck engine while hanging out with his granddaughter, Dianna. As a life long heavy duty mechanic and veteran, he loved tinkering on an old engine and telling a good story about his time in the army or cracking a classic 'moe-ism' joke.
He was fiercely proud of his family, immensely generous and will be missed tremendously.
He leaves behind his 5 grown children, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and his companion Jane as he makes his journey to be with his beloved wife of 40 years, Helene, who predeceased him in 2005.
A celebration of life will be held, at his Daughter, Nancy's home, at 12139 250th street, Maple Ridge from 1-3 pm on June 17th, to allow loved ones time to make the trip, as the family is spread from Quebec to BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VETS, a non-profit, legion affiliated organization to support our Canadian veterans who are in need.
April 1st, 2023
Dear nieces, nephews and all the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a generous, kind and helpful soul and always there to help anyone in need. One situation comes to mind for me and that was when I was just learning to drive a standard car many, many years ago when you still lived in Quyon. I’ll never forget it. I was trying to get down Clarendon Street but kept stalling the car to the point where my nerves got the best of me and I just gave up. Who did I go to for help? Your dad!! He was there in a hop, skip and a jump to help me out. This is just one small example of the things your dad would do for family, friends, anyone. He was always at the ready to help.
He will be missed. His smile will be missed, he always had a smile.
Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to all you at this difficult time.
All my love,
Aunt (matante) Malinda
March 26th, 2023
Sorry for your lost 😢
March 25th, 2023
Awe, Moe, so sad to hear you have crossed over but happy to know you are reunited with the love of your life. You will be sadly missed and thought of often. Thank you for being such a great person. You were kind, considerate, always smiling and a pleasure to be in your company. We had a lot of laughs for sure. We will again once we get there. Will keep you in my prayers 🙏🏼🌹
March 22nd, 2023
"There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not a mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief,
...and unspeakable Love."
Maurice spent his life earning every last one of our tears.
Maurice was a hero to Canada when he served and he was an absolute hero to countless many. He couldn't justify his life unless he was helping others. He lifted the burdens of so many, many journeys through life. No thought, word or deed could possibly thank him enough.He was genuinely happy as could be to do it. I will believe until my last breath that I never did anything right enough to have him in my life. He was a priceless blessing.
I would like to count his best friends of 26 years, Sheena and Dale Sharp, as among Maurice's survivors. They are grieving as hard as I am.
I am glad that he is back with his beautiful Helene, mother of his children. Barbara came after her in (2005 and then I in 2016.) I figured that Maurice couldn't stand to be alone. Helene set a very high bar which likely made him decide that he couldn't live alone. Darling Maurice, I hope that you are having a joyous reunion with your Helene. May you experience everlasting happiness in the embrace of God's everlasting arms and that of your loved ones.
I'd trade many of my towmorrows for one yesterday with you. My kind, gentle, loving Maurice, I cannot bear to say "Goodbye" or even "Farewell." It is far too much. Instead, I will say, "See you in the Morning."
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, SWEETHEART
March 21st, 2023
On behalf of all at Commissionaires BC I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Maurice Milford. Maurice joined Commissionaires BC in 2002 and served with us, honourably and loyally until retiring to our Life Commissionaire Roll until 2017. In 2015 Maurice was presented with his Commissionaires Long Service Medal (CLSM). I personally knew Maurice both as a Commissionaire and outside work and he was delighted to invite me to his home to show me his gun locker and collection of militaria. It was my honour to know Maurice and I appreciate the position he held in everyone's lives. The Commissionaires BC will miss him. Regards, Jim Billinger, Commissionaire Ambassador
March 21st, 2023
To my nieces and nephews and family
I am sorry for the lost of your dad/
Maurice was a great husband to our sister Helene, and a great son-in-law to our mom. I still can hear him call her "old bat", his loving pet name for her.
He was always smiling and cracking jokes. Always ready to give a helping hand.
He is now reunited with our deal Helene. We will miss him.
Glenda and Ivan
March 21st, 2023
Our deepest condolences to you.
We will always cherish the memories of your Mom and Dad’s many visits to Quyon. Our parents, Madeleine and Red, always looked forward to spending quality time with them. The coffee never stopped pouring and the laughs were endless when these 4 were together. ❤️
May all the fond memories you have of your Dad give you comfort and peace and help you through this difficult time.
Tanya, René, Jerry, Nicole, and the kids
March 21st, 2023
Nancy, Jimmy, Dwight, Michel and Sheryl-Lynn & family
So sorry to hear about Mo, he was a loving father, always happy whenever he would visit!
He and Helene are now together once again. May he rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
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