MILLER, Richard Arthur (Rick)
July 23, 1960 - October 26, 2013
It is with deep sadness that Rick's family announces his passing at the age of 53.
Rick will be sadly missed by his wife Lois; daughter Kimberly; son Christopher (Jordyn); and grandson Gracin. He is survived by his parents Arthur and Barbara; a sister and three brothers; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends. Rick was predeceased by daughter Nicole in 1993.
Rick lived a full life with a broad range of interests. He spent many years in the air as a hang glider pilot and later in the cockpit of glider planes. He was a businessman with his brothers in the family business, Alberta Stamp & Marking Co. Ltd. An active Rotarian
in the Rotary Club of Edmonton Gateway, Rick was always a passionate, community-minded person. He carried that dedication forward into another aspect of service by becoming involved in Alberta politics as an Alberta Liberal. He served as the MLA for Edmonton- Rutherford for one term, and then as Chief of Staff for the Alberta Liberal Caucus. Rick touched many lives, and all were better because of it.
A Service will be held at Hosanna Lutheran Church (9009 - 163 Street) on Friday, November 1 at 13:00, and a public Celebration of Rick's life will be held on November 15 at the Delta Edmonton South (4404 Gateway Boulevard) from 13:30 to 16:00.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Cross Cancer Institute for prostate cancer research, or the Grey Nuns Hospital Unit 43 for Palliative Care.