Bob Milk was born Robert Milk the 5th on October 6, 1933. At the age of 13 Bob started work as a caddy at a golf course. Perfect for him as he has a love of all sports. As soon as Bob turned 19 in 1952 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He did all his training as a photographer in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. There he met the love of his life, Elsie a teletype operator from Manitoba. They were married on May 12, 1956. Bob’s training was done so off they went! First stop Goose Bay, Labrador. Next stop, Barry, Ontario. There they welcomed first son Robert who was born in 1957. Second son Steven was born in 1958. Next stop Ottawa, Ontario where their daughter Leanne was born in 1964. Then the real adventures began. They were transferred overseas! They were stationed in Marville, France. There was no housing available so they lived in small villages in Belgium and France. Finally, a PMQ in Marville, but then another transfer to Lahr, Germany. Again, no private married quarters, so they lived in a tent beside the Rhine River in a mostly Canadian campground. Bob always played every sport, so he had the chance to curl in Scotland and Denmark. The whole family had great holidays in many locations including Monaco. Then another transfer this time to Winnipeg Manitoba. Then another baby, a girl Sherri, in September 1969. Bob and Elsie’s family was complete! Bob always worked hard. He worked two outside jobs besides the Air Force. In 1970 the Queen came to visit Winnipeg and Bob met her. He also met Colonel Saunders in Winnipeg. Then another transfer to Cold Lake, Alberta. It was not a good fit so Bob retired in 1973 and the family moved to Calgary. Bob’s new life as a civilian was as a driving instructor. In 1976 another move occurred to Brooks and Bob owned his own driving school. The final family move was in 1986 to Lethbridge, Alberta. Here Bob became a Commissionaire from 1986 to 2014. Bob was involved in both the Brooks and Lethbridge Royal Canadian Legions and very involved with the Lethbridge Army, Navy, and Air Force Club. With this latter club he served as President for several years.
Bob Milk was a very loyal member of the military for many years and a loving Father. He is Grampy to 9 children and and Great Grampy to 14 others. This is such an honour to Bob and his Family to have his story told.