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Woodlawn Funeral Home

2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC

OBITUARY

George Gerald Miller

July 9, 1925September 22, 2019

MILLER George Gerald

George Miller, late of Abbotsford, died September 22, 2019 in Abbotsford Hospital, age 94. He was born July 9th, 1925, in Moose Range Saskatchewan, mid-way on a family trek, with cattle, pots, pans and stove etc., to break new ground on a homestead 200 miles north. He grew up on the resulting family farm in Carrot River. As a young man he moved to Vancouver, where he married and raised a family of four in Surrey. He worked at Sauder lumber, retiring early to serve as deacon in Cedar Hills Mennonite church, and to volunteer at the local MCC thrift store. His carpentry skills, inventive and industrious nature, led to endless hours in his workshop experimenting with ideas and completing many projects that provided economical solutions to home challenges, or were gifts for loved ones, or met the many requests from friends and neighbours who quickly became aware of his talents. He was pivotal in his church’s sponsorship and support for a refugee family of Vietnamese ‘boat people’. He avidly consumed ‘popular mechanics’ and ‘popular science’ magazines. All, until the loss of his eyesight meant that he had to adapt to more contemplative activities. His patience, constant thankfulness for what he still had, and his resilience in the face of the challenges of age and infirmity, were quietly awe inspiring. His final years were shared with the other residents of Tabor Manor in Abbotsford. As the youngest of 13 he was predeceased by all of his siblings, his wife Mary (née Wiens), and his granddaughter Sarah. He is survived by his four children, nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. His quiet kind and loving presence will be missed. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Tabor Court Chapel, 31954 Sunrise Crescent, Abbotsford.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 3, 2019

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