March 5, 1924 – October 14, 2013
At peace, finally, after a long struggle with dementia.
Born in Dawson City, Yukon, Bill always kept and cherished the special memories of his childhood there throughout his whole life. He was part of the Allied Forces landing on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6th, 1944 during World War II, was captured and somehow survived a thirteen month imprisonment in France and Germany. After the war Bill found a career with Sears Canada in Burnaby and was with them for 35 years until his retirement. He lived his life quietly, steadily, with humility and was a huge part of the foundation of the family.
Bill was a loving husband, loving father and was so proud of his grandchildren. In his early retirement years he spent many summer holidays camping with the family, and endless hours walking and combing the beaches of Denman and Hornby Islands with the grandchildren in tow. And the grandchildren always knew when it was Grampa’s “Miller time”.
Survived by beloved wife Doreen, loving daughter Wendie (Steve) Flawith, ever-caring grandchildren Megan Flawith, and James (Shannon) Flawith, and precious great grandson Brady Flawith. Pre-deceased by his mother, father, four brothers, a sister, and very special grandson Jordan. Private service.
Our heartfelt thank you to the Comox Valley Seniors Village careworkers… your caring and kindness towards Bill in his final years is so appreciated by his family.