Dr. Donald Miller

Dr. Donald Miller

Passed away peacefully on Sunday May 6, 2007, at 84 years of age.

He will be mourned by wife Kathleen, his 4 children Beth (Dennis), Jean (Dennis), Bob (Gail), and Terry (Deb), 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.  He will also be greatly missed by Kathleen’s children, Barry (Jeanette), Blair (Cheryl), Patrick (Karen), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Don was born in Calgary and grew up in Lloydminster Alberta.  He served in the R.C.A.F. in England and Canada during World War II, and then attended medical school in Edmonton.  He began practicing medicine in Courtenay in 1952 and raised his four children there.  He led a very active life, with work, tennis, and building the family cabin.  In the late 1970s he left the Comox Valley for several years, and worked in emergency clinics in the USA. He retired to Campbell River in 1984, and he and Kathleen spent their time travelling, watching sports, and enjoying family.  Don also enjoyed an ever-changing array of hobbies, including painting, woodworking, and chess. He fought valiantly against the sea for his property, with increasingly creative seawall designs.  He remained cheerful and interested in everything around him.  Don will also be missed by extended family Judy, Brenda, June (now Belsom), the wonderful staff and residents of Yucalta Lodge, and the many friends he made in his years in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

No service by request.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.