Milton Parent

Milton Parent

29 July 1934 – 8 July 2012


Milton is survived by Rosemarie, his wife of almost 58 years, and his children Simone (Ted), Milton, Pat, Lynnette (Gyno) and grandchildren Davin (Alex), Brian, Cassia, Joel, Adam, Tim, Steven, Taya and Corey. Also survived by his brother Leonard, his sisters Doreen and Judy, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Milton was an author, historian, musician, and family man. He wrote seven books on the history of the Arrow Lakes area and earned the 2001 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Writing for his book “Circle of Silver” about mining in the Lardeau. Well respected in the BC historical community, he also had a great gift for music and loved to share it with all as shown by his formation of the Rube Band that performed in the July 1st Parade this year. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren and was adored by all.


A memorial service will be held in his honour on Wednesday, July 25 at the Arena auditorium at 2 pm. All are welcome to come and help celebrate his life.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the Raise the Roof Club for the Archive addition being built onto the Centennial Building would be greatly appreciated. Send cheques to Arrow Lakes Historical Society, Box 819, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0.