DEC 19, 1927 – OCT 9, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear and wonderful mother, Thelma Elizabeth Miller. Born on Dec 19, 1927 in Bristol, England she lived everyday to the fullest. She is survived by her sons, David, Nicolas and Allen as well as four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. Her journey through life also touched the hearts of many other people especially those who were ill and in hospital where she worked passionately as Registered Nurse.

Her incredible career began as a teenager in England during the last year of WW2 where she served in the WAAF plotting both enemy and friendly aircraft. She spoke of these years as the most exciting of her life. Following the war, she decided to train as a nurse working in a tropical diseases hospital. She achieved very high grades and was given the title of a Registered Nurse in Britain. In the 1950’s, our parents decided to start a new life in Canada where she carried on helping people in Newfoundland, Ontario and British Columbia, working at Burnaby General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital & the Royal Columbian Hospital. Those who worked with her will no doubt remember her devotion to the job.

Her passing has left a hole in our hearts that will never truly heal. She will be missed dearly.

A Celebration of Life open house will be held in the near future and we would ask those interested in attending to call 604-541-0258 or email:

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