Jack Miller passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
He was born in 1930 in Saskatchewan to Mary and Joseph Miller. He grew up in a large family and worked on the farm.
They moved to the Rainy River District during the “Dirty Thirties.”
He met and married Jean Miller in 1954 and raised his children on Walker Avenue in Fort Frances, Ont.
Jack worked in bush camps as a young boy and adult, then for the Rainy River Board of Education in 1959 until his retirement.
Jack was a good man who could work, play, and hunt with the best of them. He spent many days hunting with hounds and fishing on Rainy Lake.
A lot of tales will be told for years to come by all his friends young and old.
He was a man who could be counted on for anything—from building houses to taking kids fishing.
His family was most important to him and they will miss him dearly.
He is survived by Jean Miller and their children, Jack (Pam), Diana (Wayne) Cross, Sterling (Terry), Jim, and Kathy (Dion) McKenzie; daughter-in-law, Debbie Miller; grandchildren, Rachel, Kerri, Rebecca, Matthew, Sarah, James, Charles, Katlyn, Scotlynn, and Lillian; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Tessa.
He was predeceased by his son, Scott, in 1982.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, with Rev. Georgina Connor officiating.
In memorial donations may be made to the Dryden Regional Health Centre Room Refurbishing, c/o the Dryden Community Funeral Home, or a charity of your choice.