Milton Vernon William Croft

October 3, 1924July 18, 2013
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Croft, Milton Vernon William of Halifax passes away July 18, 2013, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born in Chester Basin, NS he was the son of the late William and Gladys (Hiltz) Croft. He served in WWII overseas with the infantry in England and became a clerk dealing with bringing brides home to Canada. Later he worked as a Civil Servant for many years at HMCS Dockyards. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing and the outdoors tinkering at the cottage and taking photos.

He is survived by his wife, the former Maxine Leighton; son Reid (Laura) of Halifax; granddaughter, Lacey MacDonald and grandson Leighton as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Mildred, Lillian, Lois, Helen; brothers, Arthur, Earl, and Clark.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25th at 6-8 pm at J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 0E1 (902-455-0531). Memorial service will be held Friday, July 26 at 10 am at Snows Memorial Chapel. Cremation has already taken place, Burial at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to charity of choice in Milton’s memory.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital and 6 Jubilee West for their compassion and care. To view or send an online condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 26, 2013

Milton Vernon William Croft

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August 1, 2013

Dear Maxine,Reid,Laura and family, Please accept our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Know that Milton was a very special person to me (Ken) and I am sure to everyone he came to know.

Barb and Ken White (Cambridge, Ontario)

Stephanie Mount

July 28, 2013

Dear Maxine, Reid and family,

I have warm & happy thoughts when I remember Milton going along the lake in his boat; always happy, smiling and waving! Sending you my deepest condolences, Stephanie Mount xo

July 24, 2013

Dear Maxine , Reid. Laura and Family,
We were so glad we made the visit to see Milton a couple of weeks ago .We know how much he ''LOVED CROOKED LAKE ''., he loved the boat and we liked seeing him in it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Paul and Patricia Mount and Family.

July 23, 2013

Maxine and Reid and family - please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time. I remember so many good times we shared at the lake. Sincerely, Myrtle Wentzell

Violet Pomeroy

July 23, 2013

Our condolences to Maxine and family. We know how much Milton loved "the lake". We will miss seeing him here in summertime. Do you remember when you had the little terrier at the lake and we brought our 6 week old Irish setter. He was smaller than your dog when we arrived and taller when we left a few weeks later. We have so many memories of Milt out on the lake in his Boston Whaler. He will be missed! Sincerely Ed &Vi