In loving memory of Christopher "Chris" James Milton who passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the age of 52 years.
Beloved husband of Penny Jo Milton, Father of Jordan Nicole, Brother of Dwayne (Udelle) Milton and uncle of Bradley, Logan, Kyle, and Jared.
There will be a Memorial Service for Chris on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church in Eston, with Pastor Doreen Hewitson officiating.
The inurnment will follow in the Eston Cemetery Columbarium.
The service will be live streamed from the St. Andrew's United Church Facebook page at the link below.
OBITUARY MILTON, Christopher James September 2, 1969 – March 24, 2022
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher “Chris” James Milton, beloved husband of Penny Jo (Donovan) Milton, following a six-year battle with cancer. He passed away on March 24, 2022, at the age of 52 with their daughter, Jordan Nicole, at his side. Chris was born on September 2, 1969, in Eston, Saskatchewan to Kenneth “Ken” James Milton and Gail (Fisher) Milton. He grew up on the family farm with his parents and younger brother, Kenneth “Dwayne” Milton. Chris was predeceased by his father in September 1994, his mother in November 2021, paternal grandparents James & Lily Milton, and maternal grandparents Gordon & Margaret Fisher. Chris was respected and loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is Chris’ loving wife, Penny Jo, adoring daughter, Jordan Nicole (Evan Aitken), brother Dwayne & sisterin-law Udelle (Ross) Milton, dear nephews Bradley, Logan, Kyle & Jared; as well as extended family and numerous friends. Chris obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991 and worked for the Department of Highways as a summer student from 1987 until freeze-up of 1991. Chris then worked as the Office Manager at Fort Storage Warehousing & Distribution in Saskatoon from 1992-1994. Chris and his mother discussed farming options after his father’s passing in September 1994. As a result, Chris moved back to Eston and began farming with the Hewlitts in the spring of 1995. By 2007, both family operations had grown to the point where Chris branched off and continued to farm Gail’s land for her, while renting additional land and eventually purchasing his own. Chris and his mom enjoyed watching Blue Jays baseball games on tv and attending various country music concerts together. He travelled around to many Saskatchewan golf courses and to a few in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. Chris thoroughly enjoyed his 25-year golf membership with Eston Riverside Regional Park, rarely missing men’s night, or a round of Sunday golf. Working hard all year as a farmer, Chris also looked forward to his annual winter golf vacation in Palm Springs, California. Chris had additional interests; for example, he enjoyed taking an annual fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan and belonged to the Saskatchewan Landing Gun Club in Whitebear. He also participated in recreational curling, bonspiels, attended numerous Brier events across Canada, and was the former Treasurer of the Eston Curling Club. Chris joined the Eston Lions Club on April 1, 1997. He served as club President from 2005-2006 and as Treasurer from July 2007 until June 2020. On October 12, 2021, Chris was honoured with a Life Membership from the Eston Lions Club in appreciation for his many years of service to the club and community. Chris met Penny Jo, the love of his life, along with his future daughter, Jordan Nicole, in the spring of 2010. Chris and Penny were married on November 30, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, accompanied by family and friends. Chris was happiest when spending time with Penny and Jordan, whether at home on their farm or on a family vacation. Chris and Penny had a custom RTM home built and they moved into town on January 1, 2019. Due to disease progression, Chris also retired from farming that same year. A memorial will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Eston, Saskatchewan on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 2:00 PM. In memory of Chris, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Canadian Cancer Society
55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto ON M4V 2Y7
Registered charity: 118829803 RR 0001