Arthur Patrick Miller

March 14, 1937 to October 2, 2016

Obituary

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre after a valiant struggle with cancer at age 79. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Mary, and his sister, Joan Kenny. Leaving with sadden hearts and loving memories; his devoted wife of 58 years, Ruby, children; Cathy Carroll (Keith), Keith (Janet Case) and Sherry Fogwill (Bill) along with his grandchildren Adam, Melanie, Nicholas, Sydney and Rose. He will also be sadly missed by his brother, Ralph (Paula), brothers and sisters-in-law, Hazen (June) Walters, Marion Trask, Elaine (Orin) Corning, and Ed Kenny, along with a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Art was a retired manager of the Avalon Mall, an active speaker with Toastmasters International, and a lecturer on public speaking at Memorial University School of Pharmacy. A special thank you to all the staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and the Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful comfort and compassion. Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, October 5th, 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Thursday, October 6th, noon until 2:00 PM. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 6th, 2:00 PM at Carnell’s Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Art’s memory may be made to the SPCA or to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.

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Visitations

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on October 5, 2016

12 noon - 2 p.m. on October 6, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Thursday October 6th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Sherry, Ruby & Family,

I’ve only just learned of Art’s passing. My Family knew Art before I was born and always spoke highly of him.

I have fond memories of time spent with him at Ocean Pond, especially his sense of humor.

Please accept our sincere condolences.

Cathy & The Miller Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father./ husband. My prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Ruby and Family,

Sending thoughts, love, and prayers to you. Art was my Toastmasters facilitator when I was a first year pharmacy student. He was incredible with our group. He helped us build confidence and skills, and always encouraged us. He created the most welcoming atmosphere in which we made some life-long memories. Then I came back to work at the School of Pharmacy where I worked as the Faculty Coordinator along side Art, where he continued to encourage and inspire our students.

Please know that over his many years at the School of Pharmacy, he has made a huge impact on so many students.

Ruby and Family,
Sending my deepest sympathies on your loss. I knew Art for only a short time. We met at MUN through the School of Pharmacy Program when I filled in for him two years ago. I had the privileged of watching him in action when he returned last year. He was an amazing teacher, mentor and motivator not only to his students but to the other facilitators as well. He performed his role with great joy and enthusiasm and was an inspiration to me. I will remember him with great fondness and respect. God Bless You! Bonnie

to Ruby and Family–Sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.God Bless

To Ruby and family; Sorry to hear of the passing of Arthur,Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless
Love Aunt Rena

To Ruby & Family So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. May God draw you close in His comfort and care as He strengthens and sustains you with His love. With deepest sympathy and prayers.

Sherry
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
May he be in Heaven a half hour before the devil knows he’s dead.
God speed his soul home.

Randy Collins

Sherry, Cathy, Keith and Mrs. M.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a very special man who always treated me like family when I visited your home. I have seen him many times over the years and always found him to be such a warm, friendly person. He will live on through his family. I hope the wonderful memories that you have of him will help to comfort you in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Sherry and family ,

Your father made such a contribution to so many people through Toastmasters. I was very fortunate to have been a member for 7 or 8 years while your father served on the executive. I was so lucky to have heard many of his inspiring presentations and his funny and heartwarming stories. There was a speech about when he was a magician in his younger days and an wonderful long poem about love and then a presentation one time about getting along at work ( Step #1 do what your boss asks you to do .) These are just a few that stand out. He was so gifted. And he was always there to give positive reinforcement to us newer members in our sometimes feeble attempts to improve. Your father was wonderful man who passed along a lot of good feelings to a lot of people. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. It may sound old fashioned but I always say it about my mother . ” He is gone on to his just reward . ”
Ann O’Driscoll

Sherry and family ,
Your father made such a contribution to so many people through Toastmasters. I was very fortunate to have been a member for 7 or 8 years while your father served on the executive. I was so lucky to have heard many of his inspiring presentations and his funny and heartwarming stories. There was a speech about when he was a magician in his younger days and an wonderful long poem about love and then a presentation one time about getting along at work ( Step #1 do what your boss asks you to do .) These are just a few that stand out. He was so gifted. And he was always there to give positive reinforcement to us newer members in our sometimes feeble attempts to improve. Your father was wonderful man who passed along a lot of good feelings to a lot of people. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. It may sound old fashioned but I always say it about my mother . ” He is gone on to his just reward . ”
Ann O’Driscoll

Dear Ruby and Family,
Florence and I were deeply saddened by the news of Art`s passing. Our last visit with you and Art will always remain a special memory.
I am thankful for having had the opportunity of working with Art. He was a thoughtful and creative man who continually took an interest in the people with whom he worked. He was always mindful of helping other`s in their career. A true mentor. A true gentleman.
Many times you and Art were gracious hosts. The meals and company provided much comfort when one is working far from home. These invitations were also extended to Florence when she could accompany me. We so appreciated those times that we shared.
It was truly a pleasure to know Art. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Vernon and Florence Ellsworth

My condolences to the Miller family he was a great person and friend he will me dearly missed rest in peace my friend.

Ruby & family,
Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow and relief felt when I heard of Art’s passing. Sorrow for the loss of a good and caring man but relief for you and your family that his suffering and painful struggle has come to an end.
Both myself and Rick had the pleasure to know and work with Art at the Avalon Mall; I for many years by his side until his retirement and we both had the greatest respect for him. Art touched the lives of many he knew and worked with and was a man who truly had a genuine interest in the personal development of his staff. Like all of you, I admired him dearly.
Fond memories are what we have to remember those who have gone before us and I have memories that make me laugh and warm my heart when I think of him. Cherish your memories and may they bring a smile to your face and provide you comfort to get through the days and weeks ahead.
Art will be missed and will never be forgotten. May he now watch over and protect the people who loved and cherished him the most.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick and I extend our deepest condolences on the passing of this wonderfully unique man whom we all had the pleasure to know; as a husband, father, colleague and friend.
Cathy & Rick Squires

Miller Family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. I was a young part time employee at Ayre’s in the mid to late seventies. “Mr. Miller” (Assistant Manager) approached me and encouraged me to join the company full time as a management trainee, when my college course was completed. He showed a lot of confidence in me, which, in turn, helped me build confidence in myself. I appreciated working under his guidance and .I’ll always remember him very fondly.. My deepest condolences.

Ruby and Family,
I was so very sad to hear of Art’s passing.
Art was my coworker, mentor and friend. I am now thankful that last year before my retirement that I took the opportunity to thank Art for playing such an important part in my career. I am also thankful to have had the opportunity to work with such a unique and caring man and for the many memories that I have of our work together at the Avalon Mall.
I pray that the memories you share as a family will help carry you through the difficult days ahead.
Terry and I extend our deepest condolences.
Sue Freake

Cathy and family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May he be always remembered as a kind, loving and. devoted husband and father. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

by Tom and Carmelita English

Ruby and Family: so sorry to hear of Art’;s passing
We have such fond memories of his humour and sense of fun ,especially at “the cabin”.
May God Bless you all and find healing as time goes by.
Andrea Sumsion and Barbara Ann Smith (Glendinning) and families.

Ruby and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. He will be missed by everyone who had the good fortune to get to know him. We enjoyed our times with him, he always had a smile with a great attitude and interesting conversation. We hope you are able to take some comfort during this very difficult time with the many family and friends that surround you.
Love,
Paul and Pam

Dear Ruby,Sherry, Cathy, Keith and family my deepest sympathy to you all.

Ruby, so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. His suffering has now ended but your memories will stay with you forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Will miss seeing him in Florida and hearing him talk obout the crows. He had a great love for the wildlife. He certainly will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Tom and Robyn Harvey

Ruby and the extended family members;
Fran and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Art. Over the years we were always pleased to have the opportunity to be in the company of you both and it was a pleasure, believe me. Art’s skill and style were only surpassed by his incredible positive attitude and zest for life. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. We will forever keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Dear Ruby and family:
John and I are so saddened to hear of Art’s passing and our thoughts are with you all at this time. We both had the privilege of working with Art during his years with Atlantic Shoppping Centres and he left us with fond memories that will never fade. He was a unique individual who enriched our working lives in a very special way.

Dear Ruby, Keith, Cathy, Sherry and families, please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear husband and father. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort and strength today and always. Someone as special as “Uncle Art” will never be forgotten; he will live in our hearts forever.

Ruby and Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Art. I worked with Art when he was the Manager of Avalon Mall, and he was a true champion of that facility, regarding it as his own. Whenever I flew in for a visit, Art always ensured that everything was perfect thorughout the Mall. Art was a warm, caring and compassionate person and always saw the good in everyone. He was such a wonderful person–kind and generous.
Again, my most sincere condolences.

Stuart Blair

To Ruby, Sherry, Cathy, Keith and families….to hear the news of Art was both happy and sad…happy that now he doesn’t have to suffer anymore from this terrible disease but saddened beyond knowing I have lost a “special” friend…there will no other likeness to “Art Miller”. He was a character all to himself…I’ll quote something he wrote on one of my cards of which there were many…he told me Sharon, People will forget who you are ….People will forget what you did….BUT. Sharon people will NEVER forget how you made them feel”. And that’s exactly what I think when I think of Art. Miller….to your whole family deepest sympathy is extended from Roger and myself…Art will always hold a special place in my heart cause that’s where beautiful memories are kept forever…he will certainly be missed and I will certainly miss his calls…Always ….

Dear Ruby and family, Gordie and I were so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. We remember fondly all the great times and parties we shared at your home over the years. We wish you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Art to forever hold in your heart. Much sympathy and love from Gordie and Rhonda O’Brien. God Bless.

Sherry,

So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was the assistant manager at Ayre’s in the mall when I worked there in 1976 to 78. He was a very nice man and very approachable. I’ll always remember “Mr. Miller” fondly.

Glenda

Art will be truly missed by all