MILLER, Vida Elaine

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM/GAMES -

Af­ter a long jour­ney with Can­cer, Elaine, passed away peace­fully sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily at St. Martha’s Hos­pi­tal, Antigo­nish, Nova Scotia, Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, 2017.

Born in Petries, Nfld, De­cem­ber 8, 1941, she grew up in Syd­ney, grad­u­ated from Syd­ney Academy and started a ca­reer with Air Canada. Elaine was in­volved for many years with the Syd­ney Ro­tary shows and early Fol­lies as well as Sweet Ade­lines Chorale group in Calgary as a singer, dancer, and chore­og­ra­pher.

Mar­ried to Joseph Lloyd Miller, they spent 40 years in Calgary rais­ing their fam­ily and mak­ing many won­der­ful mem­o­ries with great friends and neigh­bours. Elaine loved to travel and en­ter­tain and was a gra­cious host­ess for many, es­pe­cially any Mar­itimers away from home. That tra­di­tion of hos­pi­tal­ity con­tin­ued when she and Joe moved to Antigo­nish for their re­tire­ment in 2006.

Elaine will be missed for her great love of get­ting to­gether with the ladies for Bridge, swim­ming, cof­fee or a party. She greatly en­joyed vol­un­teer­ing for the CWL and St. Martha’s Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­liary as well as sup­port­ing Joe with his decades of ser­vice with the Knights of Colum­bus. She will be dearly remembered for her de­vo­tion to her fam­ily through­out her life and the ex­am­ple of love, strength, and courage she pro­vided to us all. Elaine was deeply grate­ful to all the many friends and rel­a­tives for the love and car­ing they showed her and Joe in her time in Calgary and Antigo­nish, es­pe­cially dur­ing her time of need.

Elaine is sur­vived by her de­voted hus­band of 50 years, Joseph; daugh­ters, Mea­gan (David) Kennedy (Antigo­nish), Ker­rie Anne (Scott) Roberts (Prince Ge­orge, BC), Erin (Peter) Holub (Eckville, AB); grand­chil­dren, Dun­can, Hugh, An­gus, Mairinn, Joseph, Brid­get, Doyle, Keaghan, Ethan, and Nolan; as well as broth­ers, Don (Van­cou­ver, BC), David (St. Mar­garet’s Bay), Lorne (Chatham, ON); broth­ers-in­law, Alex (Irene), Jerry (Teresa), Ro­han, Danny, all of Syd­ney, Kevin (Fran), Or­leans, ON, Dar­ryl (Buck Lake, AB); sis­tersin-law, Ju­dith (Mar­ga­ree) and Pa­tri­cia (Jimmy) Wil­lis (Syd­ney); and many dearly loved nieces and neph­ews.

Elaine was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Abram and Maud LeDrew; par­ents-in-law, Alex and Mar­ion Miller; spe­cial aunts, Blanche and Mar­jorie; broth­ers-in-law, Cyril, Brian and sis­ter-in-law, Eu­nice.

A spe­cial thank you to all those who pro­vided com­fort and care, but most of all friend­ship. Her doc­tors, the count­less amaz­ing nurses at St. Martha’s, the VG, and the VON have been the most won­der­ful ex­am­ples of God’s grace and lov­ing mercy in ac­tion.

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