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Michael James Milnes
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 3, 1948
  • Date of passing: Jul 30, 2015
Let the memory of Michael be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Milnes, 67, born on July 3, 1948 and passed away on July 30, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Judy Marr on 30th July 2016

"It has been a full year now since you passed.  You touched so many lives in such a positive way in your lifetime and are missed by so many. You are always on my mind and in my heart."

This tribute was added by Teri Milnes on 30th July 2016

"Miss you. ❤️"

This tribute was added by Barbara Nielsen on 21st July 2016

"Hey Mike...our 50th reunion was spectacular!   Grest weather, lots of fun activities,  tons of talking.   Needless to say, you are missed and remembered with love and smiles...a few good stories,  too.  I'm adding a reunion class picture.  Cheers!"

This tribute was added by dave kirkland on 5th July 2016

"Happy birthday Burl!!! Miss you man

This tribute was added by Judy Marr on 3rd July 2016

"Happy Birthday Mike. You were not happy about being 67 - you did not like odd numbers.  So now we are at the 68th year since your birth.

You have been gone almost a full year now so I am sure you have found a house in Heaven and for sure, it's a fixer upper. You loved your projects.  A favorite memory of mine was the hour and a half we spent in Dingle Ireland with me trying to talk you out of buying a house on the Main Street.  We were finally pacified buying a painting of that house.  It hangs in the library and makes me smile everytime I see it.

Word are inadequate for how much I miss you."

This tribute was added by Teri Milnes on 3rd July 2016

"Thinking of you today and every day.  The kids miss you so much, Eli named his stuffed Corgi Ace and sleeps with it every night.  July 4th 2015 was the last time I saw you outside of the hospital.  You were so thin, but smiling and gregarious as usual.  You and Judy came to watch the kids in their 4th parade.  Although you didn't spend a ton of time in Bellingham you always made an effort to see your grandchildren and they will remember you with love forever.  Happy Birthday Mike."

This tribute was added by Mickey Milnes on 3rd July 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad.  Miss you and think about you everyday.  I miss being able to talk shop and life with you and hear about the next "project" you were going to be working on.  Love ya


This tribute was added by kathy davisdavisbackhoe on 8th November 2015

"Will Mikee  It's been so hard to come to realize that we won't be having great time's together like in last 40 years   Having our kids at the same time --- sailing to Langley in your dad's sailboat --- the great dinners at your  house and mine --- the night's after husky games playing dominions --- all the Times you and Ken had my stomach in my throat waiting for you guy's to come home from your fun times together--- I'M so glad we could have all the wine tasting trips together--- all the sails out on our sailboats --- I'll miss all your warmth and laughter that you always brought to our home --- When the bells ring around the home I'll always say "HELLO MIKEE.    Loved you so much...."

This tribute was added by Kenny Davis on 8th November 2015

"It has taken me a long time to come to this site. I keep thinking you will come to my front door ring the bell and give me a hug. You were like the brother I always wished for. We spent a great part of our lives together,we learned from each other. We had fun,heartbreak, and downright crazy times. All of us miss you so much. Until we meet again."

This tribute was added by brandess marr on 14th August 2015

"Almost 24 years ago my Mom introduced one of the most amazing men into our family. He became a second Dad to me and loved me like I was his own. He sacrificed for me, scorned me, battled with me, guided me, laughed with me, did a goofy Father daughter dance at my wedding but most of all he loved my Mom and made her his world. As "some" of you know he has been in the hospital for the last 2.5 weeks. My plan was to finish my last final yesterday and drive straight up to be with him and my Mom, unfortunately God had other plans and he peacefully passed away last night before I was able to make it to Seattle. It was a long drive but it gave me time to reflect on the amazing impact that this man had on my life. I feel honored to had him in my life for the last 24 years. Some people don't even get one Dad but I am lucky enough to have had 2. His time may be done here on earth but until we meet again, Michael Milnes spread those beautiful angel wings over us and continue to protect us. May you rest in peace and know that life will never be the same without you.
Your daughter, Brandess"

This tribute was added by Sue Dean (Hagan) on 14th August 2015

"Fond memories of Mike from JD High.  Will miss seeing you again Mike, at the Class of 66 reunion.  I was looking forward to it. God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by JenniferErik Kapus on 12th August 2015

"I'm really sorry to hear about your dad, Mick. I'm very honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know him. He always made me and the rest of us feel like part of the family. I am truly sorry for your loss, bro. May The LORD continue to bless and comfort you and your family."

This tribute was added by Sheri Ellis on 10th August 2015

"Mickey, I felt my heart break into pieces when i heard about the sudden death of your father, he was a great man and will truly be missed......The ACS Christmas parties will never be quite the same, I'm gonna miss him so much......"

This tribute was added by Barbara Nielsen on 9th August 2015

"Warmest wishes to Mike's friends and family.  Hey'll be missed, toasted and loved at our 50th reunion in Juneau.  So many fun, funny and special memories.  Cheers and Love,  Barb Guertin Nielsen"

This tribute was added by Mickey Milnes on 9th August 2015

"I miss you so much.  You were my dad and my best friend.  Not many people can say that.  I am blessed that God gave us a second chance 30 years ago and allowed you to see me graduate from high school and college.  You got to see me get married as well as the birth of all my children.  Your grandkids love you and will never forget their  Grampy. I love you dad and will never forget all the great times we had."

This tribute was added by Laurel Hammond on 8th August 2015

"We are very fortunate to have our lives touched by Mike in so many ways. From his incredible business, to opening his home to us on Sandy Point, and to his infectious smile. He was a bigger than life kind of person and we were lucky to cross paths. He left his mark on the world and we were lucky to know him."

This tribute was added by John Dyer on 7th August 2015

"Mike my friend you were one of a kind, just a true person in every way and everyone writing these tributes to you loved you in one way or another buddy!  I am honored to have had the chance to know you and I mean this.  You always made me feel at home, and I will never forget that.  You will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless You & Your Family"

This tribute was added by Judy Marr on 7th August 2015

"To borrow from "our song":
  Baby you're the Best,
Better that all the rest,
Better than anyone,
Anyone I've ever met.

Thanks for the best times ever."

This tribute was added by Erik Knutson on 7th August 2015

"Mike, I met you at the Davis's when I was 20 years old 25 years ago. You were always an amazing Man, Mentor and Most of all friend to me.  
  It was truly a pleasure knowing you. You will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Beth Klein on 7th August 2015

"Mike, You were always Mr. Happy when you came in to see us.  You were one heck of a man.  You will be missed by all the people who you touched, and I know that your family will miss your kind heart and spirited spirit. All your friends will miss you!"

This tribute was added by dave kirkland on 7th August 2015

"Burl, you will be missed dearly. Mike was known to a lot of us at Husky Stadium as Burl Ives. I will cherish all of the great memories we shared on or trips and games and never forget you laughter....

This tribute was added by Jim Sanders on 7th August 2015

"Thanks for all the great memories from Husky Stadium and the road trip to Columbus!!  Many good times were had at "The Bubble"  I will miss your laughter!!"

This tribute was added by Lennette Corwin on 7th August 2015

"I had the pleasure of meeting Mike over 10 years ago and always enjoyed our visits and conversations.  I always knew that Mike was a very caring and generous person.  You will be greatly missed and I really appreciate having had the opportunity to know you and work with you."

This tribute was added by Tom McIntee on 6th August 2015

"Great Boss and fun to party with. Will be missed by all who knew him"

This tribute was added by Mike Daughters on 6th August 2015

"Mike, It was a pleasure getting to know you.  You were always a light at the parties.  You will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Karen Hanf Hartinger on 5th August 2015

"It truly was a pleasure to know you. I know your family will miss you but will cherish all the wonderful memories you gave them."

This tribute was added by Teri Milnes on 5th August 2015

"Miss you."

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Jamee Matisin
Macy Milnes
Teri Milnes
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