James William MILLER
Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Jim passed away on September 15, 2023, at the age of 79 years.
Jim will be lovingly missed by his wife of 55 years, Jacquie, his children John and Jolene (Norman), and grandchildren Rose, Elliot, Stuart and Shelby. Jim is survived by three of his siblings, Darlene (Colin) Carter, Glen Miller and Bonnie Austen and sister-in-law, Linda Brodie, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his son Jeffery; parents Ewart and Gladys Miller; mother and father-in-law Jack and Margaret Brodie; brother Harold, brother-in-laws Jim Brodie, Mal MacLeod and Tony Austen; sister-in-laws Bonnie MacLeod and Mary Miller.
Jim was the first baby born in Canada in 1944, in Edmonton, and spent his childhood years in Riverdale with his dear friend Paul Cetinski. He had a passion for cars, family time at the cabin, boating on Lac St. Anne, popcorn around the fire and walks down the Bow River in Banff. He was his family’s biggest fan at their many dance and band concerts and competitions, volleyball games, drama performances, archery tournaments and mountain bike races.
Jim was a loving and sentimental husband, father and Bumpa. He regularly expressed his love and pride in his children and grandchildren, blessing us with no words left unspoken. He will be remembered as an enthusiastic storyteller, skilled crib player, master popcorn maker, and a generous man who gave to others selflessly.
Our family is sincerely grateful to the staff at the Glenrose and Royal Alexandra Hospital for their care with Dad, Garry Howdle at Pointe West Funeral Home for his sincere compassion and Reverend Christian Kakez-A-Kapend for his special bond with Dad and his guidance and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chalmers-Castledowns United Church.
A Celebration of Life for James will be held:
The service will be in person as well as live on Zoom