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MILBURN, Amy Georgina (Curtis)

Published:Aug 23, 2019

Event Date:Aug 20, 2019


Amy Georgina MILBURN (Curtis)

MILBURN, Amy Georgina (Curtis) March 18, 1931 - August 20, 2019 In her 89th year, passed peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC). Predeceased by her parents, Floyd and Amy Curtis, her sisters Mary (Bryan), Joanne (Nicholls), and Ellen (Vike), and her beloved husband Donald James Milburn. Amy leaves behind her son Tom (Tania), daughter Jane, grandchildren Adam and Sophie, and brother Bruce Curtis (Sharon), along with many nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of Peterborough, Amy always had fond memories of growing up in East City and her later life on a dairy farm in Smith Township. After her husband's death, she moved to a bungalow in Smith, then later to her condo on Whitaker Street, before spending her final months at Princess Gardens. Amy was a teacher for many years at Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Fairview, and Queen Elizabeth elementary schools in Peterborough. In later years, she followed in her mother's footsteps and became the Elections Canada Returning Officer for Peterborough federal riding, receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her service to Elections Canada for more than three decades. She also greatly enjoyed volunteering at the Bridgenorth Library for many years and supporting PRHC and Trent University. A proud member of the St. Luke's Anglican Church congregation, Amy was a valued volunteer and worked hard to help stop attempts to close the church in recent years. In her free time, she loved gardening, travel, and spending time with family and friends. Amy's family is grateful to her family doctor of many years, Dr. Elizabeth Messervey and her staff, the PSWs and staff at Princess Gardens, and the doctors and nurses of the palliative care unit at PRHC. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30 at Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough. This will be followed by a celebration of life on Saturday, August 31 at 12 noon at St. Luke's Anglican, 566 Armour Road, Peterborough, with reception to follow. In memory of Amy, donations to PRHC would be welcome.


Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Brock Citizen, Kawartha Lakes This Week, Peterborough This Week, Peterborough Examiner

Location: Peterborough

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By Linda | AUGUST 28, 2019 10:44 AM
So sorry for your loss...I was a student at Queen Alex about 64 years ago and Mrs. Milburn was my teacher....she has always stayed with me and a special memory was when my family went on the Liftlock cruise ship I was so excited as she was standing by the Liftlocks and we waved to each other. My Dad took a photo of her. Again sorry for your loss...Linda (Winder) Hickey..
By Scott | AUGUST 24, 2019 11:54 AM
Fond memories of “Aunt Amy” - and Thomas particularly (Jane was younger) - our mothers were friends - both teachers. I remember going to the circus, Mr. Dressup, the multigenerational farm house, slipping in the barn, the cottage, and playing Batman and Robin with Thomas (with capes on!). Aunt Amy had a kind and warm way - made a kid like me feel special. Saddened to hear of her passing. I keep Thomas, Jane and families in my thoughts and prayers. Rev. Dr. Scott Hunter Ile Bizard, (Montreal) QC.
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