John R. Milligan
November 29, 2018
John (Jack) Rodger Milligan passed away November 29, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Milligan and was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, on June 29, 1933. Jack was commissioned in the British Royal Air Force, serving as a navigator from 1951 to 1953. After training in accountancy he emigrated to Canada and subsequently to the United States. Jack qualified as a certified accountant and registered industrial accountant. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Sir George Williams University in Montreal and a master’s degree in business from the University of Maine. He had a career in international finance with ITT Corporation and Xerox Corporation in Hong Kong, Portugal, Belgium, England and the United States. He served for a number of years as Chief Financial Officer of Rank Xerox in London, England. He retired as Vice President of Corporate Finance for Xerox Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut. Jack is survived by Beryl, his loving wife for fifty-seven years, his daughter Jane, son Peter and wife Terri, son James and wife Stephanie, grandchildren Harry, Nicole, Ian, Julia Rose, Charlotte, Eric, and Clementine, and his sister Anne True and husband Bill along with cousins and spouses in Kircudbright, Scotland.The family will hold a private memorial service. A celebration of life will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice at 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC. 28401. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations.