The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

MILLER, Joseph Arnold "Red"


Age 94, passed away peacefully from pneumonia in Valley Regional Hospital on July 18, 2021. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Bernice (Halstead); children, Susan, Michael (Carole-ann) and Greg (Frances); grandchild­ren, Shannon (Donald), Samantha, and Alyssa; greatgrand­children, Chase and Ryder; sister, Victoria (Murphy); sister-in-law, Alice (Halstead); and several nieces and nephews. Predecease­d by his parents, Benjamin and Edna (Petch); brothers, John and Mires; sisters, Marie and Mabel; great-grandson, Brady. Born February 9, 1927 in Munson, Alta., and raised in Munson and Calgary. Red had a lifelong interest in airplanes, starting with building models that were proudly hung from the dining room ceiling; joining the air cadets, later the air force; and then a long career in aerospace, retiring from Canadair (Bombardier) in 1987. Red enjoyed a long retirement reading many books; making new friends through the Friendship Club in Pierrefond­s, Que., the Gliders Club in Windsor, and from many decades of bowling. Red was in and out of the hospital for the last two months and always received timely, considerat­e, and profession­al care. Special thanks to caregivers Amber, Tyler, and Shannon, who always kept Red comfortabl­e and well-fed at home. Arrangemen­ts for cremation have been entrusted to Demont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass, keeping with COVID-19 guidelines will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, July 22 in St. John the Evangelist Church, 339 King St., Windsor, Rev. Father Keith Billard officiatin­g. Donations in memory of Red may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfami­lyfuneralh­

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