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DAWN ELIZABETH MILLER (nee ANTHONY) October 27, 1942 - May 19, 2014 Suddenly, unexpectedly and wholly unfairly, this beautiful woman departed this world leaving a legacy of caring and love. Predeceased by her loving husband John Charles Miller only three months ago. The best mother in the world to Anne (Mark Riopelle) and Martha (Jeff Adams) and loving, caring grandmother to Wilfred and Ada. Predeceased by her wonderful brother Graham Craig Gordon Anthony. Beloved daughter of the late Doris and Richard Anthony. Dawn was always giving. She gave to her students throughout her career as a high school teacher, retiring as Head of Special Education at Malvern Collegiate Institute. She gave to her daughters and was always there for them - above and beyond. She had dedicated the last 10 years to caring for loved ones in need - first her mother and then her dear husband. Dawn was finally embarking on a new chapter - one of enjoyment and freedom when her life was cut so short. She derived great joy from visits with her grandchildren and was looking forward to many outings, sleepovers and trips; they adored Gramma. Dawn lived for her family, but had many other passions. A natural artist, she loved painting - in classes and collectives with others and alone or with family in her home studio. Her spirit will live on in her paintings, treasured by many. Her flair for language was evident in her alliterative dispatches to darling daughters, son français impeccable and her clever wordplay (MI ALMA). Dawnie had a zest for life that was infectious and this new chapter of her life was shaping up to be one filled with laughter, family and friends, dancing in the kitchen, artistic pursuits and travel. Her death leaves a hole in the hearts of many. Friends and family may call at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., on Sunday, May 25th from 2-5 p.m. A service will be in the Chapel on Monday, May 26th at 11 a.m., following a visitation at 10 a.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. If so inclined, donations may be made in Dawn's memory to Sleeping Children Around the World or The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Madre de nuestra alma, you left us way too soon.

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Published in the Toronto Star from May 23 to May 24, 2014
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