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Hugh Graham Mitchell Milne, 79, of Port Republic died Dec. 25, 2012, at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House.

He was born Dec. 2, 1933, in Dundee, Scotland, to the late Robert and Betsy Milne.

He served in the Royal Air Force and the Merchant Navy and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Scotland. He and his wife, Helene, started dating in Scotland when they were 15 years old. They married on Aug. 10, 1955, and in 1968 they came over to America. Once here, he started working for Merchant Metals in Bladensburg, where he supervised the making of fencing and worked till his early retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing and was an avid Redskins fan, even watching them win the game Dec. 23.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen J. Milne; children, Sharon Hudson and her husband, Wayne, of Port Republic; granddaughter, Kellie Hudson Morrison and her husband, Danny, of Chesapeake Beach; and great-grandson, Logan Hudson Morrison.

A memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road in Port Republic.

Interment will be held at a later date at Waters Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, C/O Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.