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MILLER, Ruth

January 29, 1931 – Edmonton, AB
October 5, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Evelyn “Ruth” Miller, beloved wife of Ralph Miller of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Born in Edmonton to Agnes and Charles Gauld, Ruth attended University High School and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1953 with a Bachelor of Education, majoring in English. She was passionate about music and was a member of the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus for more than twenty years. In addition, Ruth rekindled her childhood love of the violin and played with the Calgary Civic Symphony. She was a diligent participant in both the Faculty Women’s Book Club and Discussion Group. Ruth was an attractive, vivacious and capable woman. She was known for her sense of community and willingness to help others, her helping hand extended beyond her family and friends. Ruth was a strong advocate for her children, a caring mother, and loving grandmother. From her childhood, Ruth loved animals and they remained an important part of her family life. She supported her husband’s career and they moved many times, with residences in New Haven, Los Angeles, Ottawa and Calgary. Ralph and Ruth spent part of their retirement on Kootenay Lake and then returned to Calgary.

Besides her loving husband of sixty-three years Ralph, Ruth is survived by her son Greg; her daughters and son-in-laws Jeanne, Martin, Lorraine and Tim; her grandchildren, Michael, Danny, Noah, and Delaney.

Ruth was predeceased by her sisters, Hope and Jean this past year.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  Reception to follow at the funeral home.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca, or   If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Ruth Miller, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Jennifer MacNeil :

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Jeanne. You wrote that she was a force; you are such a strong force too 😉 I hope you and your family are doing okay. Kind, gentle thoughts coming your way.

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  2. Richard and Phoebe Heyman :

    Dear Ralph, Phoebe and I just heard about Ruth’s passing. We want to tell you how sorry we are and to tell you that our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

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  3. Jennie Morris :

    Our deepest sympathies to Ralph, Greg, Jeanne, and Lorraine and their families. Ruth was a lovely woman and we were very saddened to hear of her passing.

    The Morris Family

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  4. Ralph, Pat and I extend our sincerest sympathy to you and your family on Ruth’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

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  5. Carl and Evelyn Braun :

    Ralph and family: Our condolences. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We remember Ruth with fondness, outgoing, thoughtful, witty, a lovely lady. May you revel in memories of beautiful music and joyful family times.

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