Walter Joseph MILLER
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MILLER, Walter Joseph We announce with sadness the passing of Walter J Miller of Grandora, SK on June 16, 2018. Born in Medstead, October 28, 1925 to August and Marie Miller, youngest of 7 children. Walter met the love of his life, Violet Randall. They married June 28, 1950. Residing in the Asquith-Grandora area, Walter found his love of ranching. His long life brought with it years of dancing, socializing and his love of cattle, horses and living his cowboy way. Throughout the years, Walter and Vi were blessed with 5 children; son, Roddy (Shelley) McMillan; daughters, Barb (Glen) Davidson, Audrey (Darrel) Summach, Bev (Murray) Zwozdesky, Bonnie (Brad) Brooks; as well as 9 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife, Violet; sister, Helmie Oliver, sisters-in-law, Myrtle Miller and Edith Randall. Walter was predeceased by his parents, daughter Barb Davidson, brothers, Alfred (Lillian), August, Louis (Mary), William (Betty) and sister, Johanna (George) Kostyniuk, brother-in-law Frank Oliver. Walter had continued to enjoy family, friends and spending time at Parkridge with his loving wife, Violet of 67 years. We are grateful that Walter went peacefully at the family farm with his boots on. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first right past Briargate Rd.). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East One Resident Comfort Fund, Parkridge Centre (110 Gropper Cres., Saskatoon, SK S7M 1N9). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorial.ca Arrangements entrusted to Jamie Rugg.



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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Jun. 20, 2018.
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July 13, 2018
My very sincere condolences to the Miller
Family. Walter will always be remembered for
the good times my family had with his.
Irene Milligan.
July 9, 2018
I first met Walter through his daughter, Audrey ( who was a long-term employee and became my very good friend). Walter personified all that was good and honest in a man. I enjoyed his jokes and his recollections of times gone by...the ranching heritage and culture. My sympathy to all who knew him, loved him and now miss him so much.

John Billett
June 26, 2018
'Leave my 'buzza; alone by Sandy Hass

In 1985 Norm Kohle & I moved to the land east of Walter and Vi's and we quickly became a part of the Miller family. They welcomed us with open arms. I would ride down to visit and we went on many trail rides with the family.

When our boys were born, Walter was the first one to see them when we cam home from he hospital.

One winter I would hook up the dog to the toboggan, load up the boys and deliver Walter his eggs. As the boys grew older Walter would tease them and one or the other would say 'leave my buzza (brother) alone' to which Walter would laugh & laugh!

We will miss you, Cowboy. Sandy,Levi and Tyrell
June 25, 2018
Walter (Sept 2015)
Sandy Syrjanen
June 25, 2018
My sincere condolences to Walter's family for your loss.
Walter was the first neighbor we met after moving to the area and it's been a great pleasure to know him for the past 12 years. Wether it was dinner at our place or in town, a cold beer on a hot day in the field, Miller Time on the deck, or watching bull riding, Walter was always quick to laugh and share some insight. It won't be the same without him popping by. I will miss him.
Lynne Marr
June 24, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Miller family. Walter was a great man and he enjoyed talking about ranching and rodeo. Always a smile and and a hello to everyone. Prayers sent
Alma Sibley
June 23, 2018
Our condolences to the Miller family. Walter was a great person and a well known in the Asquith area. He always had time to greet you with a strong handshake and a chat. He will be missed.

Judy and Lou Brombale Delta British Columbia
June 23, 2018
Sorry to learn of Mr. Miller's passing. We were fortunate to get to know and visit him over dinner many times. He was definitely an"Original" We will miss him. Our sincere sympathy to all his family.
Rose-Anne & Wayne Johnson(parents of Lynne Marr)
June 22, 2018
Bev,Mrray,Brooke So sorry to hear about your dad and grandpa.When I last met him at Park ridge with you I could not believe how firm his handshake was and his memory incredible (remembering my mom from the coffee days at livestock sales and Co op on 11th st.)He truly was one of the REAL cowboys.Take care and God bless
Connie Rye (Graham)
June 22, 2018
Our sincere sympathies to all the Miller family members. Many memories of visiting with Vi & Walter at SLS.

Woody Busby & Lynne Davidson
June 22, 2018
To all the Miller family,so very sorry to hear of Walters passing. We have many special memories that we will never forget. He was a very special uncle
Donna & Vern Conrad
June 22, 2018
All hat AND cattle. A true gentleman, a kind heart and a great conversationalist. Sad to see him go but happy for him in that he had a full and rewarding life. Happy trails cowboy. We'll miss you
Gordon and Dee Cameron
June 21, 2018
Please accept my sincerest condolences to the entire Miller clan. Walt was a great person!
June 21, 2018
We were sorry to read of Walter's passing. We leave our sincere condolences to Audrey, Darrel and the rest of the family. God Bless each of you as you remember him
Rick & Carole Moffat
June 21, 2018
Great man, great loss.
My heart felt sympathy to everyone
Maryanne McCutcheon
June 21, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences to the whole family.
Alice & Gene PURA
June 21, 2018
Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving and remembrance. Walter was a wonderful man who meant so much to so many.He will be missed.
Ron & Susan Valade & family
June 20, 2018
No matter what age it always seems too soon for a loved one to leave our lives. Although we didn't see Walter that often, when we did we always had a great visit.
He was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed. A life well lived.
Bart & Janice Gaspers
June 20, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. We have many good memories of Walter & Vi. Our deepest sympathy to all the families. Laurie & Betty Cone
Laurie & Betty Cone
June 20, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Miller family.
Walter was a true definition of a cowboy. He was full of wisdom and knowledge and had a heart of gold.
Walter will be missed by all that knew him.
Leonard, Jan Roy & Family
June 20, 2018
My sincere sympathy to all your family. Thoughts & prayers are with you.
Joan Dahlseide
June 20, 2018
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Janice Myers
June 20, 2018
Our deepest condolences to all of the Miller family. Walter always brought a smile to all of us whenever we met. He will truly be missed.
TJ and Marj Landes
June 20, 2018
Our condolences to the Miller family ron and frela galpin
June 20, 2018
May God bring you all the comfort and love as you go thru this time of loss. It is Well with my Soul!
Janine &Bruce Summach-Glover
June 20, 2018
Our thoughts ad prayers go out to the Walter Miller & Family. He was a great man and always had a lesson to teach you. He will be greatly missed. Betty Trapp and Family
Betty Trapp
June 20, 2018
To all of Walter's family our condolences on the loss of a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jack & Arlene Cattell and family
June 20, 2018
Fred Schindel
June 20, 2018
Dear Vi, Audrey, Bev, Bonnie & Families
May God grant you all peace and comfort.
Carrie Latta
June 20, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Miller families. Walt will be missed.
Fred & Marion Schindel
June 20, 2018
To the whole Miller family and extended family;
Our sincerest condolnces with the passing of Walter. He was a good neighbor and a wonderful cowboy. Loved life, friends and most of all his family.
Sincerely
Lorraine & Bob McTavish
June 20, 2018
Sincere Condolences Bev, Murray and Brooke.
Iris & Lloyd Olinek
June 20, 2018
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June 20, 2018
To all the Miller family, so very sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Have so very many special memories of him and he will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Michelle Rice Greg Featherstone
June 20, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Miller family. When I first moved to the Grandora area, I met Mr. Miller at Sandyridge. A friendly man with a big cowboy hat and a smile as big as his hat. Over the years we had coffee around the table many times and I always learned something of interest. He was what a city guy like me saw as a true cowboy, a gentleman.
Glenn Thomson
June 20, 2018
To Walter's Family our sincere condolences. Walter always had smile or a joke to tell you,he will be missed.
Betty and Dennis Ernst
June 20, 2018
I will really miss my visits with Walter at SLS cow sales. He always seemed to have a simple solution to all problems....your friend Arny
Arny Froese
June 20, 2018
Sending sympathies and hugs to the Miller family. Walter will be truly missed.

Ron and Helen Young
June 20, 2018
Very sad to hear of your loss. Condolences to the family!
David/Susan Pezderic
June 20, 2018
To the Miller Family My sincere condolences May all your memories bring each of you peace. Sincerely, Donna Rice
June 19, 2018
My Deepest Condolences to the entire Miller Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Shirley Caswell
June 19, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to all the family.We all remember Walt as a grat family friend. The McQuitty Family
June 19, 2018
Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and love are with you all. Christie & Trevor
Christie (Seymour) Tuttosi
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