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MILLER, Joseph McCormack

January 9, 1926 – April 29, 2012

We sadly announce the passing of our father and grandfather on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the age of 86.

Born in Lochgelly, Scotland, he came to Canada in 1959, leaving the coal mines behind and beginning a new life here with his family. He worked for the UFA Coop for twenty nine years, first in Edmonton and Lethbridge, then eventually becoming the Manager of their Farm Supply Division in Calgary. Whether as a miner or an accountant, a husband, father or grandfather, he was truly the best of the best. His greatest love in life was his family, especially his wife and soul mate Cathy, who predeceased him in 2011.

Left to mourn are his daughter Margaret Daniels and her husband Dennis; son Tom Miller, son-in-law Len Kotschorek and his five grandchildren, Carrie Daniels (Fiancé David Ryan), Christy Daniels (Fiancé Kurt Repchuk), Jeff Daniels (“bonnie wee lass” Lindsay Aiken) and Josie and Justin Kotschorek.

Besides his beloved wife Cathy, he was also predeceased by his daughter Anne Kotschorek in 2006.

A Private Family Service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through

Appreciation is gratefully expressed to Dr. Stassen and nurses Catherine and Terry on unit 49 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion during Joe’s final days, and to the staff of the Colonel Belcher Senior’s Residences for their endless kindness and support.

In living memory of Joseph Miller, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Betty Jean Berry :

    Dear Marg, Dennis and family,
    My sincere sympathy to everyone in the loss of your father and your children’s grandfather, Marg. May it comfort you to know that your love, care and concern were with him right until the end of his life. You have been a wonderful daughter.
    Betty Jean

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  2. Kaichi Nishimura :

    Please convey my condolences to the Miller falmily. I worked with Joe in Lethbridge and in Calgary.

    Kaichi Nishimura

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  3. Marg McLeod Hunt :

    Years pass and we lose touch with friends and then for some reason we come back into each others lives. With your dad and my mom sharing the Colonel Belcher home we were able to chat when we were both there and bumped into each other. I was very saddened when Mom told me of you dad’s passing. Although I did not know your dad, he must have been a lovely man because he raised a wonderful daughter. Know that I am thinking of you and Dennis and your family members at this most emotional time of loss.

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  4. Murray Kush :

    My since sympathy on the passing of Dad, Grandfather and Friend to many Joe.

    I had the absolute pleasure of working with Joe at UFA and will always remember those times with great fondness; a stickler for detail but a fair, generous and Honest man is what I will remember.

    Once Joe retired with the help of another Friend of Joe’s Doug McNeill I managed to keep in touch; we would wrangle Joe out for lunch and spend a couple of hours catching up enjoying one another’s company; I will always remember his laugh and Love for life; it is truly a sad day to hear of his passing.

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  5. Darla Borbely :

    My since condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. I had the pleasure of working with Joe for many years at UFA. We had many laughs and I have fond memories of those years.

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