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Date of Passing: May 18, 2021

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Peacefully, on May 18, 2021, Robert James Miller, passed away surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife Shelagh Miller (nee Crone), his son John (Liz); his daughters, Linda (Dave), and Lee (Harvey); and grandchildren, Aidan, Angus (Shannon), Alex, Colin, Ava, Madeleine, Max; and his two great-grandchildren, Olivia, and Caoimhe.
Bob lived his life farming in Grosse Isle, Manitoba. He was an Elder in the United Church of Canada, a past-president of the Rosser Curling Club, and a 4-H Leader for many years. He loved animals, the farm, and many trips abroad. He met the love of his life, Shelagh Crone, at Danceland in Clearlake Manitoba. They were married for 60 years and have resided at the Shaftesbury Retirement Residence for the last 10 years.

Our father is the reason we know:
- Right from wrong
- That showing off is bad
- That snakes breathe and that you can
feel their respirations if you hold them
in your hand
- The names of every weed and wildflower
indigenous to Manitoba
- That it's important to buy stocks with
- That it's never the animal's fault...
even if you're bleeding.
- That people are forgiven even if they
don't deserve it.
- That you can get at least a few days
out of a shirt.
- That even if you can't pay every bill,
you should open the envelopes and talk
to the people you owe money to.
- That a good night's sleep will cure most
things that seem really bad at ten o'clock
at night.
- That animals will fight if you introduce
a new one to the pen
- That everyone has something of value to
impart no matter what they look like or
what they have... if you would just listen.
- That you shouldn't feel the hamburger at
- That everything will probably be alright.

A private family service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grace Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2021

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