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February 28, 1927 - August 10, 2019 Lieutenant-Colonel(Retired) RCAF.

Peacefully, surrounded by family at Stoneridge Manor, Carleton Place on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born outside Saint John, New Brunswick, he grew up on a homestead farm in northern Saskatchewan, in Wingham, and Woodstock, Ontario. Following graduation from the University of Western Ontario in 1949, he began his career in the field of sports and recreation management, first in Wingham, then with the Royal Canadian Air Force, culminating in the directorship of the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Amenities after 37 years. His work took him to postings in Alberta, France, Ontario and Quebec. In 1989, he retired to devote himself to his interests in gardening, walking, writing (memoirs), genealogy and enjoyment of varied family activities. He was also athletic and active in various sports throughout his life. He was a regular member of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place. Survived by his devoted wife, Marion (nee Bateman). Loving father of Patricia (Scott), Linda (Nathan), Gordon (Julia), Peter (Barbara). Proud grandfather of Ariel Birkinshaw (Gordon), Alex and Gabrielle Wilson, Jenna and Sarah Miller, Evan and Arin Klein. Dear great-grandfather of Georgia and Chelsea Birkinshaw. Predeceased by his son Ernest Miller, parents Ernest Miller and Ethel Serle, his sister Elise Harris (Arthur) and his brother Donald Miller (Marjorie). Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Stoneridge Manor, the Rosamond Wing of the Almonte General Hospital and Dr. Drake for their expert and considerate care. A private family service and interment will be held and a public memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place.

Published on August 16, 2019.

A Celebration of Life for Ernie will be at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club in Carleton Place on the afternoon of 12 September 2019.

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Sep 05, 2019

A Celebration of Life will be held for LCol (retired) Miller on Saturday afternoon 12 October 2019 at the Army, Navy & Air Force club, 315 Townline Road East, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3S2 .

Anyone wishing to attend are asked to RSVP Roy Hillier, or text or call 613-608-6232.

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