Alice Rose Miles (nee O'Neill)

December 22, 1947 to January 9, 2023


Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre surrounded by family and friends following a sudden, and brief battle with cancer.

Pre-deceased by her parents Stephen O’Neill and Elsie (English) O’Neill, and her sister Margaret (Peggy) Walsh.

Alice is leaving a legacy of life and love behind her and will be celebrated and remembered by her husband of 52 years Harold Miles, daughters Stephanie (Derek) Nippard, Jennifer (Gil Moreau) Brown and her son John (Kyla) Miles.  Alice also has 2 wonderful grandsons Duncan (15) and Dalinar (3) who will cherish memories of bringing her coffee to sip while playing Candy Crush or dancing to Elvis.

Alice’s sisters Edwardine (Mike) White, Mollie (Knut Larson) O’Neill, Peggy (Frank) Walsh and brother Patrick (Trudy) O’Neill, their many children and grandchildren, the vast number of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and in-laws will continue to be a force of the love and support she shared with all who knew her.

Alice dedicated her life to helping others: from her nursing days, to stay-at-home Mom, volunteering with the Girl Guides and Ventures, to working for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) and her devotion to her Church, St. Pius X.

The outpouring of love and support Alice has received from across Canada and the United States these past few weeks from friends and co-workers near and far is a testament to the beautiful gift she continues to be to us all.

We wish to send a special thanks to her family doctor and all the doctors, nurses, personal care attendants and the housekeeping staff at the Health Sciences Centre (4NorthB) for their incredible support, compassion, and dignity they offered Alice in her final days.  We could not have asked for better.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on  Monday, January 30th from 10-12 noon, followed by her funeral service at 1pm in Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society or Salmonoid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) in Alice’s Memory.



10-12 noon on January 30, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Monday January 30th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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My deepest sympathy to the Miles Family. I worked with Alice at the Wedgewood Medical Centre several years ago. We had many fabulous funny coffee breaks together with Heather and Tina. Alice was a lovely person. So sad to hear of her passing.
Carmel Conway

To Harold and family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Alice ‘s passing.
My deepest condolences to you and the family.
Alice was a wonderful person to work with. and a great asset to SAEN.

Harold, I am so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Harold, We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Alice’s passing. May you and your family please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. We remember Alice as a wonderful lady and we were so fortunate to have known her.

We join you in your loss.

Sincere condolences on Alice’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family!

Maureen English Treat

Edwardine, Molly and all Alice’s family,
My deepest sympathy to you all on Alice’s passing.. I have wonderful memories of our move to Gander and the kindness and friendship of your family. Alice is safe with Steve, Elsie and Peggy now, and my prayers are with you for your peace and comfort.

From my years on the SAEN Board, I remember Alice as deeply caring, keenly interested, giving, forbearing and hardworking, the backbone of the organisation and a lovely person to work with. My sincere condolences to her family.

– Paul

We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Alice. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

To Harold, Stephanie, John, Jennifer & family,
Our deepest condolences. We know how much you will miss Alice, and hope that the memory of the joys you shared will soothe the hurt of her passing.

Patrick, we were very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing, deepest sympathy to you & all her family.

To Harold and family- Please accept our condolences on Alice’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Alice in SAEN’s early years when she worked at the office . She was a wonderful positive person to work with and entertained me with a host of questions on salmon biology as she expanded her knowledge on the fish.
Our thoughts are with you.
Donald and Kathryn Hustins

To Harold and Family:
We were very surprised to learn of Alice’s passing. May the good memories of the past give you comfort in the days ahead. With sincere and deepest condolences, John and Ruby Hiscock

Harold, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. May the Lord give you strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Robin Brown

Jennifer and family.
So sorry for your tremendous loss. You will be in our thought and prayers! I love you my girl! And if you need anything at all just know we’re here for you! I couldn’t ask for a better friend!! I will be thinking of you while your back home in Newfoundland! ❤️ Casey , Brian & Connor xoxo

Sending our condolences to all family and friends . So sorry for your tremendous loss. Rest in peace beautiful lady. Fly high with the angels!

Harold and Family,
So sorry to read the news of Alice’s passing. She was such a warm and friendly person. Her loss will be felt deeply. We send our sincere regrets and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers..

Mary and Tom

Harold and family,
Our condolences to you all. It’s been a long time since we have seen you and Alice and our memories are of us in our younger years. In Halifax and St. John’s.
Our best wishes are for you as you move forward.
Steve and Margie McLean

To Harold and family:
Our sincere condolences to you and the family on the passing of Alice.. Some of the saddest moments in life are when the person who has given the “ best” memories becomes a memory. May your memories become treasures that will live on forever in your hearts.
Allan and Millie Piercey

Harold & family – I’m shocked to hear of Alice’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. RIP Alice
Cherish her memories

Harold and Family
We are so sorry to read the news of your wife’s passing. We are so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all as you journey through this difficult time. Hopefully, as with all things, the passing of time will lessen the heart ache and ease the pain that you are suffering right now. Regards Tom and Joan Strickland

Thinking of you now at this time. Our deepest condolences go out to you.

Derrick and Christine LeGrow

Harold, Stephanie, Jennifer, John and family
We are shocked and so saddened to hear of the passing of Alice. She was always willing to help and support all activities at our parish, St. Pius X. It was always such a pleasure to see and speak with both of you. We were not aware of her illness. We will always remember her beautiful smile. God bless her and support you during this very difficult time.
Sincere condolences, Nina and Phil Beresford

Harold, I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My heart hurts for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Harold and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Harold, Stephanie, Jennifer and John,
Your loss is enormous – I know. My thoughts are with you all. Mollie will represent our side of the family on the 30th.
Knut, Emily and Karsten

John and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Harold and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. Though I hadn’t seen Alice for several years I always remember her help with the Guiding Association at Pius Xth. Our sincerest thoughts are with you all at such a difficult time.
Sue & Paul Stapleton

Harold, Stephanie, Jennifer, John and the O’Neill family,
Saddened and shocked; we send our deepest condolences on Alice’s sudden passing. A tremendous loss…may your precious memories give you comfort and peace in the days, weeks and months ahead. Fly high with the angels Alice! 💕

Sadie and Keith Young