Ernest Wilmer Miller of Lacombe, Alberta passed away at 8:24 P.M. in the Red Deer Regional Hospital on March 7, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Ernest was born on February 24, 1924 at Castor, Alberta. Ernest is survived by his wife Isobel of 67 years, a brother Wilfred Miller of Keromeos, British Columbia and a sister Maxine Taylor of Calgary, Alberta. He leaves seven children: Graham (Judy) Miller of Grand Prairie, Alberta and their four children Warren, Roxy, Shandra and Joan; Elaine (Jim) Heide of Vulcan, Alberta and their three children Sandra, Ben and predeceased by Tammy; Murray (Patricia) Miller of Medicine Hat, Alberta and their four children Ernest, Rosalynn, Danita and Rachel; Deborah (Duane) Young of Fremont, Michigan and their five children Aaron, Amber, Aminta, Anthony and Anne; Ruth (David) Catlin of Plant City, Florida and their three children Bethany, David J and Jeffery; Valerie (Leon) Raiche of Pensacola, Florida and five stepchildren Leah, Naomi, Ruth Anne, Mark and Anna; Vincent Miller of Lacombe, Alberta and his two children Stephen and Jeanette. He also leaves 27 great grandchildren and 11 step-great grandchildren.
Ernest was a lifetime farmer and after training in OSA he built up a farm in the Castor area until he retired in 1989. He was married to the love of his life for 67 years. Their devotion to each other was a remarkable example to all. He loved to play his guitar and harmonica until he was not physically able. He moved to Lacombe and built his dream home and many other classic masterpieces. Friends and family will cherish their memories.
The funeral service will be conducted by his grandson, Ernest W. Miller of Bible Baptist Church of Edmonton, Alberta and son Murray W. Miller of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Medicine Hat, Alberta, on March 15, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Evangelical Missionary Church in Castor, Alberta. Visitation will begin at 10:30 A.M. and interment will take place at the Castor Municipal Cemetery, Castor, Alberta following the service.
Care and funeral arrangements entrusted to
PARKVIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS,
Box 186, Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0, 403-882-3141.