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MILLER, Joan Esther

September 13, 1928 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
December 7, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Joan Esther Miller (nee Nevill) of Calgary passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Joan was born and raised in Moose Jaw, SK. Joan trained at the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Regina, SK, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1951. That same year she married John Miller beginning a lifetime dedicated to caring for others as a nurse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joan always put everyone ahead of herself right up to her final days.

Joan is survived by her daughter Susan (David) Flaman; her four sons, Neil (Sharon), Greg (Sharon), Paul (Sharon) and Max (Kinga); brother Bob (Wilma) Nevill along with numerous grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her husband John, sisters Betty Williams and Lucille Vargo and infant great granddaughter Hailey Miller.

A Celebration of Joan and John’s Life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church (142 Massey Road, Regina, SK) on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice in Joan’s memory during this Christmas season.

In living memory of Joan Miller, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Joan was a kind and gracious soul, always considerate of others. Her smile and gentleness will be remembered. I am so sorry for your loss, especially at this time of year. With much love, Liz and Brendan Morris

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  2. James Spankie :

    A great human being. She was a kind mother to lost strays like me and I always felt like I belonged at the the Miller house.

    I know that a huge part of any success I achieve is due in part to her influence and kindness. Huge condolences to Max, Paul, Neil, Greg, Susan and your families.

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I have such fond childhood memories of all of the Miller family your mom was like my second mom she will be greatly missed.

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  4. My condolences to you and your family Max. I never met her but have heard of her wonderful spirit. I hope you find comfort in the many memories you have of her. Xxoo

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  5. Lori Cook (Katzberg) :

    May your beautiful Mom rest peacefully. She was so sweet and kind to all and I have so many wonderful memories of her.My parents,Ron and Hannah,had a great friendship which spanned over many years with your Mom and Dad.May all of your precious memories be of comfort to you all at this very sad time in your life.

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  6. Kind, understanding, wise, brave and loving
    I will miss my Auntie Joan.
    Our hearts break for all of you
    The world is a lonelier place.
    She was a wonderful Human Being
    Remember happy times. Love Judith and Chris Zinkan

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  7. Priscilla Fries :

    To the entire Miller family;
    Joan was a terrific friend and neighbor. We really missed both John and Joan when they moved to Calgary. She was always there for any of us in any capacity. She will be missed as the great lady she was.

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