MILLER, Richard Arthur (Rick)
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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.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2013