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Born: Feb 29, 1936

Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2019

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February 29, 1936 - August 17, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ed Miller on August 17, 2019.
Dad was born a leap year baby on February 29, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Ludwic and Nellie Miller. As a young child, he was given the nickname "Sonny" by his mom and dad and they referred to him by that name until their passing when dad was in his 60s. He grew up in Point Douglas, Winnipeg along with his sister Dorothy. The family eventually settling on St. Johns Ave., where he met his best friend Brian Scott. They remained lifelong friends until Brian's passing several years ago. He attended Norquay School, Isaac Newton and St. Johns Tec. As a youngster, dad began his working career selling newspapers in front of the old Eaton's building, where he saved enough money to eventually buy his first car. He excelled in basketball and had quite the distinguished career in high school, winning many city championships. Several years ago, he and his high school team were inducted into the Manitoba basketball hall of fame. In 1960, he met June Skrybalo, and they were married on June 10, 1961 and remained married until her passing only two months ago. Soon after he was married, he began his real career in sales at Westinghouse Electric and eventually moved to London Life where he sold life insurance until his retirement in 1992 at age of 55. Mom and dad bought their first house on Inkster Blvd. where they welcomed there first son Glenn in 1964 and Douglas in 1966. They moved to Garden City and eventually West St. Paul. Once retirement came, he and mom wintered in Florida and they eventually moved to Sandy Hook where he lived until his passing. In retirement, dad enjoyed wood working, helping his boys with projects around the house such as finishing basements, wiring garages and most importantly sharing his opinions on everything whether it was needed or not. He was also mom's chauffeur where he took her to all her orchestra practices, concerts, shopping and flea markets.
Dad will be missed by his sons Glenn (Theresa), grandchildren, Emily and Kris, and Douglas (Pam), grandchildren, Brody and Ben. Brody and Ben spent a lot of time with Grandpa at the cottage and his passing leaves a void in their lives.
The family would like to thank the Gimli RCMP and Paramedic team for trying to help dad in his final moments. Their compassion is greatly appreciated.
A memorial service will be held at the Winnipeg Beach Legion, 20 Hamilton Avenue, Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba on August 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, or a charity of one's choice.
Rest in peace Dad... and give mom a hug for us.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Glenn, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Roxanne (Friend) on: Aug 31, 2019

  • I have a treasure chest full of warm memories of Ed and June growing up with their boys in West St. Paul. Very special people in my heart. Our deepest condolences to family and friends. - Posted by: Glen Konowalchuk (Friend) on: Aug 31, 2019

  • Dear Glenn, Douglas and families. We are so sad to hear about your Dad. When we moved to Sandy Hook in 2000 Winnie introduced us to your Dad & Mom and we fast became friends. We have many fond memories of attending many fowl suppers in the area and getting together for dinners and playing cards. Especially remember the extra large “sequence” board. Your Dad and I cut many trees together and Ed was always very generous with his talents as he put in electrical wiring for our dryer and planed down a cabinet to fit when we got a larger fridge. Most of all we remember sharing dinners together along with a drink and many stories of your parents growing up, winters spent in Florida and their two boys and their families which they were very proud of. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Emiel & Florine. - Posted by: Emiel & Florine Dahms (Friends & neighbours) on: Aug 26, 2019

  • I knew Ed since the late 60s. He was a fun guy to be around. He worked very hard to provide for his family. I will remember Ed.. Heaven will get this original. - Posted by: Jim Popowich (Friend) on: Aug 24, 2019

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