Robert “Bob” Charles Miller
Bob Miller was born on Dec. 19, 1948 in Cardiff, Wales. When he was five years old his family, the late Rev. Reginald and Monica (Miles) Miller, and Bob's older brother Roger immigrated to Canada. His family was closely bound and all his life he felt the joy of that love and caring. He looked upon it as a gift that he could bring to everything he did and everyone he met and befriended. He truly believed that his life was "blessed every day."
On Sunday, October 27, 2019, Bob Miller, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at Hospice House Fredericton.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen Hanna; daughter, Sarah Miller, her daughter, Norah and stepsons, Alex and Joshua; son, Ian Miller (Stephanie) and his children, Maleki, Isabella and Frankie; stepsons, Keith Hanna (Melissa), Jeremy Hanna (Pamela) and their sons, Adrian and Nolan; brother, Roger Miller (Brenda); nephew, David Miller (Michelle); niece, Michelle Doiron (Joe); and a great-nephew, Mackenzie (Emma).
Bob understood how to get the best out of every moment. His children and grandchildren were a huge part of his life. He loved kayaking, swimming, biking, golfing, salmon fishing, canoeing, camping, and everything involving play, especially if his children or grandchildren were playing with him.
Bob's devotion to the Toronto Maple Leafs was legend. Every season began with his unwavering optimism that this would be the year they won the Stanley Cup.
Bob's love of storytelling lead him to filmmaking, his first career calling. He had a gentle way of drawing people's stories out so that they weren't intimidated or made uncomfortable by the camera and technical setup. His manner and their trust allowed him to be genuine with everyone.
Bob believed that God is in everything you do. His second calling came from his desire to live into his spirituality. In 2017, he completed the United Church of Canada's Licensed Lay Worship Leaders program and began doing pulpit supply in local churches. He appreciated so much that the congregations he preached to prayed for his recovery.
He was thankful for his friends and his brother, Roger for helping him every step of the way during the past two years by driving him to treatments, joining him on bike rides and walks, playing pool, making delicious soups and meals, golfing, and for believing in his need to stay active.
Bob's family is deeply saddened by his passing but they know that by and by they will feel his presence in their hearts and minds for all the things he taught them about living a good life. May God bless this wonderful man.
By request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 am with Rev. Michelle Armstrong officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s United Church (for their community outreach programs) or Hospice House.