MILLER, Vida Elaine
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.
Information on visitation, funeral and donations can be found at www.clcurry.com.