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Posted: January 13, 2021

Obituary of John Emerson Miller

John Emerson Miller

September 11, 1929 – January 3, 2021

John Miller of Kimberley, B.C., passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on January 3, 2021.

John was born in Mimico, Ontario in 1929. In his youth he graduated from Toronto Bible College. Then despite suffering from dyslexia he was able to attain his teaching certification. John was an English Instructor at SAIT in Calgary for over 20 years and held the position of Department Head for more than 10 years. He loved travelling and was always planning another trip, whether it was fishing, camping with friends and family or travelling to New Zealand where he had a large extended family, Australia, or Arizona for the winter months. John moved to Kimberley, B.C., in 2006 and lived out his remaining years enjoying the great outdoors. He will be missed by so many for his kindness and love.

John is survived by his wife Christina Philippe, his four children Paul (Vanessa) Miller and their 3 children and families, Valerie (Doug) Shell and their 2 children, Richard (Melanie) Miller and their 5 children, Kathy (Kevin) Brooker and their 3 children and families, and by Christina’s 3 children David, Simon, Amy and their families.

“There’s a door that never closes

though it opens but one way

it’s the door that leads to heaven

at the end of Life’s long day.

It’s the threshold of forever

where the heart is always glad

It’s a respite for the weary

and comfort for the sad.

It’s peace and healing

and the door to joy and grace

where the Master greets each guest by name

and with a warm embrace.

And loved ones who pass through

Into the light that’s shining there

find sweet and perfect home

within our Father’s loving care.”

A Celebration of Life will be announced when restrictions are lifted, hopefully Summer of 2021.


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