September 14, 1926 – July 11, 2011
It is with sadness that Milow’s family advise you of his passing on July 11, 2011 at Trillium Lodge in Parksville. Milow’s wife was with him throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s and his family, too, shared in his care.
Predeceased by his mother, father and one brother, Otto, Milow is survived by his wife, Janie, daughters Lezley Zwaal (Lee), Mary Worel (Richard Gamblin), Fran Kerbs (Lloyd) one son, Ralph Worel and a sister, Lillian Gierke, five very special grandchildren and several nieces and a nephew.
An avid outdoors man, Milow, throughout his adult years, was able to enjoy Saskatchewan’s north country which he so loved. He was a life-time member of the Historic Trails Canoe Club in Regina and his slide collection of the 60 canoe trips he had taken over the years numbers in the thousands.
After his retirement from Imperial Oil in 1978, Milow was called upon by the Regina Public School Board to teach canoeing to the Grade 8 students and, as well, was approached by the YMCA to take youngsters canoeing in Saskatchewan.
Milow never tired of the many requests he received to speak and give a slide presentation to the business community luncheons, the Central Library and Regina Museum of Natural History.
Milow was involved with the Natural History Society of Saskatchewan and also spent many years volunteering at the Govan, Saskatchewan Bird Sanctuary.
After moving to Parksville in 2004, Milow joined the Parksville Curling Club and looked forward to his weekly draws. Milow’s family appreciate his being so fortunate to be in the company of the helpful and caring gentlemen at the Club and we thank them.
We convey, too, special thanks to Dr. Garth Loughead, Dr. Robert Love and all the staff and nurses at Trillium Lodge for the care and support Milow and I received.
In accordance with Milow’s wishes, there will be no service and he will return to his beloved north country in Saskatchewan this summer.