Joseph Miller, 73, of 602 Second St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, March 23, 2000 at La Verendrye hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 4, 1926 in St. Anna, Romania, and immigrated to Canada with his parents and sisters in 1928. The family settled in Humboldt, Sask. and then moved to Rainy River District in 1937.
On March 6, 1947, he was married to Elsie Muriel Wood.
Joe was employed in the family business, the Canada Packers Creamery, and later went to work for Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper in 1964. He retired in 1990 at the age of 64.
Joe is survived by his wife, Elsie; daughter, Sharon (Terry) Gaul, of Ottawa, Ont.; sons, Douglas of Surrey, B.C., and Gary (Renee) Miller of Thunder Bay; daughter, Carol (Mike) Johnson of Russell, Ont.; and son, David (Gwen) of Fort Frances; and grandchildren, Tracy Gaul, Katrina, Jamie, and Tyler Miller, Tiffany and Michelle Miller, Zachary and Caitlin Johnson, and Christopher, Joshua, and Jordan Miller.
He also leaves behind brothers, Jack of Fort Frances, John of Winnipeg, Man., Arnold of Calgary, Alta., and Edward of Toronto; sisters, Rose (Albert) Payne of Fort Frances, Dorothy (Gerald) Crawford of Toronto, Elsie (Ken) Gosselin of Fort Frances, Claire Brennard of International Falls, Mn., and Jean McHugh of Winnipeg, Man.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
A visitation was held Friday, March 24, 2000 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home and on Saturday, March 25, 2000 from 9 until 10 a.m.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances. Canon Terry McNear and Rev. Barbara Murray officiated, with cremation to follow the service.
If friends so desire, the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or St. John’s Anglican Church of Fort Frances.