Robert Burrows Miller died peacefully at home in Salmon Arm, B.C. on Monday, December 21, 2015 after a long, graceful battle with numerous complications resulting from a stroke 12 years ago. He was 87 years old.
Bob is missed and dearly loved by Sara (Sally), his wife of 45 years; children Leanne (Don) Kennedy, Shelley Kenney, Rod (Brenda), Scott (Debbie), Miles (Adeline), who all made him a proud grand-dad of 12 and great-grandad of 4; sister Marjory (Bill) Hanley, brother Don (Doreen) and their families. He was predeceased by Margaret, the mother of his children, his dear son James and young grandson Shawn.
Born in 1928 to Ken and Alice Miller and raised in Alberta’s prairie heartland near Carmangay, Bob’s education took him from a one-room schoolhouse to the University of Alberta and the Southern Institute of Technology. His entire career was spent in Calgary with Imperial Oil/Esso, starting in 1950 as an exploration draftsman and retiring in 1984 as an executive in the Systems and Information Services Department.
Bob and Sally soon moved to family-owned land in Eagle Bay on Shuswap Lake, B.C., living in the cottage while Bob built their retirement home on the same property. They spent many happy years there, very much involved in the community until moving into Salmon Arm.
Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate Bob Miller’s life on Sunday, May 22 at 2pm at the Eagle Bay Hall, 4326 Eagle Bay Road on Shuswap Lake, BC.
Online condolences may be sent through Bob’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.