August 10, 1927 – September 21, 2020
Una Milner was known to her family and close friends by her nickname “Marigold”. She was the youngest of six children of Major Frederick Milner in the Royal Artillery and his wife Julia, and grew up in South East London where the family owned a house near to Woolwich Barracks. She returned to London after evacuation in World War 2, and the family moved to a house in West Acton, London.
In 1945, she and her older sister Primrose went to work as civil servants in the Ministry building in Bromyard Avenue, Acton. Una did well in the Civil Service, gaining promotions, until she ended her career as a Senior Civil Servant in the Central Office of Information.
Una was always interested in politics and for many years she served on a voluntary basis on Ealing Community Relations Council. She remained in the same west Acton house as a companion/caregiver for her mother, until her mother died aged 93.
Una’s older sisters emigrated to Canada – one as a war bride in 1945, the other followed her to British Columbia in 1955 – and both settled in Vancouver. When she retired at age 60, Una went to visit her sisters, eventually deciding to move near her sister Primrose, which was how she came to buy a house and live in Maple Ridge.
Una was an animal lover, particularly cats, and strongly committed to her local church. She is survived by her six nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. Obituary
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