- By Norman Fine
Brenda Milne―widow of the late Ian Milne, namesake of the MFHA’s prestigious Ian Milne Award to huntsmen―died on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at the Warrenton Community Center on Saturday, April 13 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (The Center is located near Wal-Mart across from the State Police Station.)
Brenda was a loyal supporter of hounds and foxhunting, and she earned the love and friendship of foxhunting people all across the country.
In concert with Ian, a Yorkshireman, Brenda was the most hospitable hostess to young huntsmen and whipper-in emigres to North America. She helped Ian in befriending them and bonding them with their peers, thus connecting them to the fraternity and support group of professional hunt staff across their new environment. Brenda and Ian did this every year by throwing a huge Saturday night party at their home the evening before the Virginia Foxhound Show. It was the place to be for every huntsman and aspirant attending the large hound show.
Beer and soft drinks will be provided at Brenda’s memorial by the organizers. Please bring a potluck dish to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the MFHA’s Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation ([email protected] or call 540-955-5680).
Posted April 2, 2019