Carl Raymond Duncan Miller passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011, at Comox B.C. at the age of 93. His wife of 65 years, Florence died in 2008.
Carl is remembered in love by his four daughters and five grandchildren – Carolyn (Lorne) Laukkonen of Richmond; Jean (Terry) Lewis of Courtenay, and sons Mark and Trev; Joan (John) Vogt of Prince George, and sons Dave and Rob; Ann (Bob) Herbert of Australia, and daughter Sarah. He is also remembered by Flo’s sister Ruby (Cal) Chaffey, and Flo’s sister-in-law Janet Tabbert, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families.
Carl was born at Devlin, Ont. and raised at nearby Rainy River where he spent his childhood and youth with his parents, two elder brothers, grandparents and cousins, all of whom were members of the Park and Miller families – earliest settlers and founding families of that town. He attended University of Manitoba, graduating in 1940 with a degree in geology and physics. He became a navigator in the RCAF, and before serving overseas in WWII, he married Florence Tabbert Chant. On his return from service Carl worked in mining and geology exploration in many places across Canada, where he and Florence made life-long friends and raised their four daughters along the way. They retired to British Columbia, and had lived in the Courtenay/Comox Valley area since 2004.
By Carl’s request no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to a charity of choice.