We Remember

MILLER, Gordon E.

Went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the age of 95. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Evelyn Gauntlet (John) of Kaipara Flats, New Zealand; sons: Cliff (Rita) of Perth, Australia, Russ (Daphne) of Vernon, BC; grandchildren: Justin Miles (Dawnette) of Canmore, AB, Natasha Lockley (Ian) of Rossland, BC, Michael Miller of Red Deer, AB, Alesha and Christa Miller both of Vernon, BC; two great grandchildren: Kiera and Chase; Agnes’ family: Larry Boroko (Marsha), Gary Boroko (Maxine), Gail Doell (John) and their families; sisters: Shirley Burroughs of Toronto, ON, Vera Elliot (Ken) of Saskatoon, SK; sister-in-law Arden of Toronto, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his first wife Edith, second wife Agnes, his siblings: Vivian Ford, Audrey Nelson and Doug Miller.

Capturing a person’s essence with words is difficult, like trying to describe a fragrance. Although there were many sides to Dad, he was an easy person to get to know. Nothing was hidden from others. Nothing was contrived. We felt Dad’s immense love in all the different ways he expressed it from the hugs, phone calls, letters and prayers, to the landscaping jobs, mechanical fixes, chauffeuring and babysitting and everything in between. And we loved him back. He was supportive and, even if he thought your idea was a little nutty, he’d still be there beside you. Dad was genuine. It didn’t matter who you were, if you needed help and he was able to give it, he’d be there. He saw the good in others, rarely complained and never gossiped. He had a quiet, gentle manner that attracted others to him and friendships came easily.

He travelled extensively but was also content to spend hours in a playground, skateboard park or at a pool just watching his grandkids. His hands could build, fix, plumb and wire almost anything. They could also take a fish off a little boy’s hook or brush out a little girl’s hair.

Dad, your departure has left a huge, empty hole in our lives and we’ll miss you but when we think of you, it will be with a smile. Thank you for your gift of love.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, August 25th at 2:00 pm in the Oak Room at Hawthorne Park, 867 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment will take place in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Saskatoon, SK. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons, c/o 593 Spruceview Place South, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1S8.

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