A bright light went out of our lives on February 16th, 2008 with the sudden passing of Paul Milne. Loving father, devoted friend, talented musician, professional truck driver, businessman, music promoter, homebody, biker, good neighbour…Paul had many hats and he wore them all with style, humour, optimism and abundant love.
Paul was born in Vancouver on May 20th, 1958. He was raised in Duncan and lived most of his life in and around the Cowichan Valley. Paul’s great loves were his children, his friends and family, his music and his bike.
As a drummer in bands like Thor and the Thundercats, Saloonatix and Havoc, his love of music earned him a wide circle of friends. He linked up local bands with various venues when he ran Full Moon Entertainment Promotions. During his career as a professional truck driver he drove for several island companies. Recently he founded and operated his own business, Action Auto Detailing.
A longtime Youbou resident, Paul took great pride in his home and spent countless hours refinishing and upgrading it. His bike was a labour of love that was constantly being upgraded and customized to his creative vision.
But the great loves of his life were his children, Tana Wandler (18) of Kelowna and Max Milne (15) of Nanaimo. Also left behind to remember are his sister Gail (Ron) Pitcher of Cowichan Bay, brother Wayne Milne of Vancouver, father Alexander (Norma) Milne of Cache Creek, his many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Paul was predeceased by his mother Joan Milne of Duncan.
We will never forget his crazy sense of humour, his spontaneous laughter and how he was always there when a hand was needed. His amazing energy and optimism will always be with us. In our hearts and memories he will live on forever.
We say goodbye to him as he always did to us… keep the rubber side down buddy, peace – love.
A celebration of Paul’s live will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 29th, 2008 at the Youbou Community Hall in Youbou B.C.