Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 1, 2022 with her husband at her side. Lynne was born on September 17, 1943 in Cornwall, Ontario to Norma (nee Farrell) and Arthur Milam. The family moved to Ottawa in 1961 where Lynne finished high school then secretarial school and went to work at The Defence Research Board where she met and fell in love with the love of her life Darrell.
They married in 1965 and were blessed with the birth of two daughters and four grandsons.
Lynne devoted her life to her family and leaves a legacy of love to her grandsons. Lynne loved to travel, spend time with family, and express her creativity in her love of gardening with Darrell and in her making of many quilts. Lynne was predeceased by her parents Norma and Arthur Milam, her sister Wendy and Darrell’s parents Kathleen and Charles Barnes of Calgary. She will be deeply missed by her dear husband, beloved daughters Nancy (Shawn), Darlene Gilderson (Jim), cherished grandsons Michael, Matthew, Colin and Dean. She will also be missed by brother-in-law Jim Barnes (Penny), her nephew and niece Cameron and Kelly of Calgary and many wonderful friends.
A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lisa Cross for her amazing kindness and compassion and who was with Lynne and her family every step of the way.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 12 p.m. Reception to follow. A private family interment will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery. The family requests that everyone attending the visitation and service wear masks.
In memoriam donations to support breast cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.