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Date of Passing: May 12, 2021

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Maureen "Joan" Miller on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Joan was known for balancing her professional and personal life with a remarkable sense of ease. Her unwavering love for her family and profession never faltered. Joan married the love of her life (Kenneth) and together they raised four children, Ken, Barb, Keith, and Sandy. Joan managed to round up the children, work full time, and still have meat, potatoes and a homemade dessert on the table at night.
Joan graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital (1955a). Her polished composure, warm heart, and compassionate character helped her accomplish excellence in her work. Joan passionately worked as the Assistant Executive Director of Deer Lodge Care Centre, and was the President of the Manitoba Red Cross Foundation. Joan was a Queen for the Daughters of the Nile charitable organization affiliated with Shriners Hospital. She dedicated her life to the service of others wholeheartedly as a proud nurse, so it was only fitting that she passed away on International Nurses Day.
She will be remembered fondly by her children and grandchildren for her weekly Sunday Dinners that brought everyone together for loud story-telling, laughs, and Costco apple pie. Joan was a true lady, and always had her lips on.
The family would like to thank the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre for their exceptional care and kindness. A special thank you to Paul, Carl, and Sara.
A private family service will be held.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • On behalf of the nursing alumni we extend our sincerest condolences to Joan's family and friends. Joan is remembered as being kind and gentle through out her whole life by her nursing classmates. The class of 55A had a strong bond and were saddened to hear of Joan's passing, she will be sorely missed. - Posted by: MARIAN Ulyatt (Friendship Convenor WGH/HSC Nursing Alumni) on: May 28, 2021

  • Condolences to family, with virtual hugs to share. - Posted by: Dorothy Dunham (Nurse colleague and friend) on: May 26, 2021

  • Ken, Barb, Keith, and Sandy, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of all the Millers during our growing up together on “the Bay”. Most recently I saw Sandy as she is my neighbour once again. Bless all of you. My Mom asks that I send her condolences. - Posted by: Sheona & Dwayne Miller (Family friend ) on: May 19, 2021

  • My dad was Dennis Miller, a cousin to Ken. My mom, Glenna, was a nurse so when our two families got together, they had a great time as Joan and Mom shared many similar experiences. Joan was such a kind, wonderful lady. Although I didn’t see her often, when I did she welcomed me warmly and enjoyed sharing news of her kids and grandkids. My condolences to her family on her passing. It is always hard to lose a parent, no matter how old they were or how old you are. Take care of each other. - Posted by: Lori Miller (Family) on: May 17, 2021

  • I remember Joan well. She was a very much as stated a Lady. I ended up becoming a nurse & working in the same place as Joan. She was well-respected at work too. I always had Great respect for her. Yes there’s more to our story as one of her daughter’s married my brother & from that marriage I was blessed with a WONDERFUL NIECE & NEPHEW (grandchildren to you) who I love dearly. Unfortunately the parents my brother & Joan’s daughter went their separate ways) In any event I do not hold any malice towards anyone as this is part of life. Joan was always so Happy& friendly to me while I worked or just if we saw each other outside of work. I am truly going to miss you Joan as I had a GREAT AMOUNT of respect for you. May you Rest In Peace/You were a woman ahead of time. Unbeknownst to your family or mine you gave me the courage to follow my dream of becoming a nurse & that I will always be Truly Grateful. You will not be forgotten- Condolences to your family 🌹May peace be with you ALL❤️ - Posted by: Jane Porter (Friend ) on: May 16, 2021

  • So very to hear of Joan's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! With Deepest Sympathy! - Posted by: Janet Lewis Anderson and Bruce Anderson (Friends) on: May 15, 2021

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