Joseph "Joe" Milner
1924 - 2021
Joseph "Joe" Milner
Visitation Information
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Visitation Time
2-4 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, May 28, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sackville
Requested Charity
Alzheimer's Society; Veteran's Health Unit, Fredericton; Curtis & Lyle Jarvis Memorial Fund, (Mt A)
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Joseph Letson Milner left to plant his spring garden in a more beautiful place on May 17, 2021. He has called the Veteran's Health Unit, Fredericton his home the past 7 years. Born in Sackville, NB in 1924 to Clayton & Sarah Milner, that community was his home for life. A WW2 veteran who served in Italy, France, Belgium, and Holland.

"Joe" leaves behind a large combined family of his Milner children and his Jarvis stepchildren: His sons - Garry (London, ON) & Joel (Brampton, ON) Milner; and Gary Jarvis (Barb) (North Tay, NB), and his daughters - Pamela (Neale) Tweedy (Mississauga, ON); Mary Jane (Ashley) Rolfe (Greenville, NC); Jocelyn Milner (Mark Ediger) (Madison, WI); Jolene Jarvis (East River Point, NS); and Carla (Philip) Robinson (New Maryland, NB). 

Thirteen grandchildren - Allen (Dana) & Carl (Jessica) Jarvis; Logan (Aynsley) & Nathan (Jody) Ward; Adam, Jonathan (Erin) & Courtney Robinson; Rebecca & Megan (Limay) Rolfe; Thomas Tweedy, Jacob Ediger, Jodie (Jordan) Holmes; and Amy (Simon) Stuehler; 16 great grandchildren, his cousins Marion Carter & Jane Wilkins, and many nieces and nephews will miss him so much. He leaves too his "best neighbours you could ask for" - Doug & Martha Ritchie, and his godchildren, Bruce & Erin Ritchie.

He was predeceased by his loving wife - Thelma (Logan, Jarvis) Milner, his brother Willam, and sister Elsie O’Neil, his son-in-law Martin Kilmer.

He was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sackville and a self employed painter for 45 years. An avid gardener, at one point he had three gardens at his home and 2 other properties on his beloved Squire Street. Besides his vegetable gardens Joe planted a wildflower garden along his front lawn so children walking by could pick them.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and all staff of the Veteran's Health Unit for the gracious care he received while a resident there. He commented often on it being a wonderful place to live - "great people, good food, good food ideas."

Joseph was a kind and charitable man. For those who would like to honour him with a donation, the family suggests the Alzheimer's Society of NB, Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Sackville, NB, Sackville Community Association, Veterans Heath Unit Horizon Health Fredericton, The Curtis & Lyle Jarvis Memorial Fund Mount Allison University, or any charity of choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). Arrangements to follow shortly.  A time of public visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm.  A funeral service will take place at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sackville on Friday, May 28 at 2 pm.  Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended, please call or email the funeral home to do so.  Masks will be required and all are asked to follow social distancing guidelines. 

For those unable to attend, the service will be recorded and rebroadcast on Joe's obituary through the Jones Funeral Home website.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Joe's online memorial at or through Jones Funeral Home Facebook page.

Joseph "Joe" Milner