Robert George “Bob” Miller passed away on May 7, 2006 at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, British Columbia. He was 89 years of age. Bob leaves to mourn his son, Peter Miller of Clearwater, grandchildren Max (Noelle) Bauer, Shannon Bauer, Chelsey Miller and Caitlin Miller, great grandchildren Jake and Jenna Bauer, plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Henrietta “Hettie”, and by his daughter, Anne.
Bob came to Clearwater in 1922 at the age of six, with his parents, Isabella Gertrude Miller (nee Grant) and his father, Otto Miller, from Gordon Head, near Victoria, BC. The family established a strawberry farm in the North Thompson.
Throughout his life, Bob was close to nature. He was a naturalist, a gardener, a logger, a trapper, a fisheries officer, and a park warden. Because of his knowledge of the woods, Bob was often thought of as Clearwater’s “bush man”. Bob loved to help others by sharing his knowledge of the woods and of gardening. Bob is also remembered for the Christmas trees he grew and sold, his “six hour caramel”, as well as his flowers. In his later years, Bob’s six cats and his dog, Kardu, became very special to him.
Following cremation, a Memorial Service was held for Bob on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Ski Lodge in Clearwater. A pot luck reception followed at the family homestead, Mountain Terrace. Donations to the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Memory of Bob would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Box 2404 RR2, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, ph. 250-674-3030.