The Milne/Smeed Connection

Family Stories Past and Present

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Francis Alexander “Frank” Wheelihan

Frank Wheelihan (1943 – 2017)  died at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Friday, March 17, 2017, one day before his 74th birthday. Frank was the beloved husband of Noreen Whyte. He was the father of David and Steven and grandfather of Sydney and Tyler. He will be remembered fondly by Noreen’s daughter, Angela Whyte. Frank is also survived by his sisters, Anne New and Margie Wheelihan.

A celebration of Frank’s life is being planned for later in the spring.




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Ida Muriel Milne Cross

Ida Muriel Milne was born on 26 July 1922 in Elma Township, Perth County. She was the daughter of Robert Milne and Jane Crowe Milne.

On 28 February 1946, Ida married Alastair Cross at Christ Church, Anglican in Listowel. Ontario. Al and Ida had two children, Noreen and Douglas.

Ida died on 19 November 2000 in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Ida Milne Cross