1 July , 1918 – 3 February , 2019
Anna Miller Nee: Antje Dejong Sunday, 03 Feb 2019
On February 3rd, 2019, Anna Miller passed away peacefully after living a wonderful 100 years with “no regrets.” She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her nine grandchildren, Scott, Sandra, Carla, Todd, Ryan, BriAnne, Matthew, Micah and Malik as well as her 12 great-grandchildren. Anna was predeceased by Reginald her husband of 56 years, daughter Marlene, sons Brian and Craig as well as both of her brothers.
Anna was born on July 1st, 1918 in Holland to Hein and Aafke DeJong. She immigrated to Canada in 1926 with her family. They traveled by train across Canada and settled in Nelson where her parents built a successful dairy farming operation. As a young woman, Anna worked as a stenographer for a law firm in Nelson for several years until she and Reg married in 1941. After the war Anna and Reg owned several grocery stores in the Lower Mainland and in Merritt. After many exhausting years of the grocery business, Reg and Anna changed careers. Anna began working at the Merritt hospital where she worked until her retirement. During Anna’s retirement years she stayed busy volunteering in various community groups and completed the bookkeeping for her condo association. Anna loved to sew and was a talented quilter. She was a proud member of the “Black Widows,” a ladies group whom met for lunch many times throughout the years. Anna will be remembered as a strong and courageous women who lived through difficult times including the depression and WWII.
Although a widow for 23 years who survived all three of her children, she remained cheerful and optimistic to the end, never falling into self-pity. She was fiercely independent and through her beautiful clear blue eyes she always sought out the best in people. Anna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was the backbone of her extended and loving family and she will be greatly missed, but the independence and strength of character will long be remembered by all her knew her.
A celebration of Anna’s life will be held in Merritt at the end of June 2019. An invitation will be announced in June.
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