Tom Miller passed away at the Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 92 years. He was born in Calgary, Alberta.
He will be sorely missed by his wife Ella, his sons Thomas (Heather) and Richard, adopted daughter Paddy Schkrobot (Mike), son in law Frank Joahansen, his stepsons John Olmsted (Darlene), Gregory Olmsted (Eleanor), stepdaughter Brenda Webber (Len), 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one brother Doug Miller (Lil), one sister Florence Alexander, his extended family and many friends.
Tom was predeceased by his daughter Leanne and sisters Isabelle Toope (Larry) and Hilda.
When Tom’s father passed away, he felt responsible for the family; he quit school and went to work as a delivery boy. In 1934 he applied and was hired at Jenkins Groceteria (a step up in wages). He stayed there until he joined the Navy in May of 1939. During World War II, Tom’s service was running convoy escort on the North Atlantic Ocean. Peace time took him to places like Portsmouth, England and other countries of the world. After 25 years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy, he retired and worked in Auto Body and as a book store manager at the University of Calgary until his final retirement in 1982. Tom and Ella then moved to the Shuswap Lake area in BC until his passing.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the staff of the Piccadilly Care Centre of Salmon Arm and Fischer’s Funeral Services also of Salmon Arm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom’s name, to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Broadview Evangelical Free Church, 350 30th Street NE, Salmon Arm on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave Penner presiding.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129, Email condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.