Surrounded by her family’s thoughts, prayers and love, Patricia Elna Marie Miller (Chatelain) passed away peacefully in Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Patricia was born in North Bay on September 12, 1935. She met her future husband Lloyd Miller in North Bay and they shared 55 years together. Patricia’s volunteer work, running the Canadian Diabetes Association office for a number of years in Huntsville, her joy of bowling and curling, and caring for her family led her on many different paths and she touched many lives. She was gifted at needlework, was talented at drawing and became knowledgeable and shared her learning about diabetes and other interests through her volunteer work. Patricia took on many different leadership roles during life, in Brownies, Guides, and Cubs and Boys Scouts of Canada . She was a life member of the North Huntsville and Aspdin Women’s Institute and a life member of Muskoka Rebekah Lodge 356. She was a strong advocate for all her children as they grew to be adults. She was there for all things regarding school, after school activities, struggles with career choices, broken ankles, arms, thumbs, flu and celebrations for all things good. She courageously stood with us while we tried, failed, tried again. Mom and Dad developed in us, a respect for and a love of, being in and surrounded by the outdoors, by taking us to local beaches and campgrounds with friends and family. We grew up with pets and learned valuable lessons in compassion, empathy and sympathy.
Patricia will lovingly be remembered and dearly missed by her husband Lloyd , daughter Gail Miller (Armstrong), and son Thomas Raymond Miller (Newmarket) and granddaughter, Carissa Hodgson (Barrie). She was predeceased by her youngest son, John Bruce Miller of Huntsville, in June 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, 3 sisters, Adelle, Eva, and Lulu, and 1 brother, Raymond. She will be greatly missed by her brother, Robert Chatelain (Haileybury) and his wife Joann, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances.
A Celebration of Patricia’s Life/Memorial will be determined at a later date.
For those who wish, donations in her memory may be directed towards the charity of your choice.
alex & Diane (Pitt) Seize
My thoughts & prayers are with you Lloyd, at this time of loss. Had the oppurtunity to know Pat & she will be dearly missed. We now have another angel in heaven, singing and at peace.
Al & Frances Botham
Our deepest sympathy. Pat was such a lovely gracious person.
Lloyd, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Al & Frances Botham.
With deepest sympathy. Treasure the memories.
Herb and Noralee
We mourn with you the loss of our dear Aunt Patricia, she will remain close in our thoughts and memories.
Heather and Tom Hopwood
What a beautiful story! What a wonderful life! May you find peace in these wonderful memories.
darrel and peggy
our deepset sympathy for you and your family. our prayers are with you and your family
Uncle Lloyd, Tom, and Gail
Our heart-felt thoughs are with you at this rough time. We are very sorry to hear of Auntie Pat’s death.
Lois and Stuart
Ed & Sandra Vanderhout
Many years have passed and it is so sad to have to read of people from your past passing via the internet. We were friends of both John & Tom and spent many days at the Miller household, but our paths have taken us in different directions. Our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to the Miller family for both your losses.
I did not know Pat but, it sounds like she was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to many. My condolences go out to Lloyd and his family.
Lloydie, So sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing, she certainly had a rough year.. Thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.
Don and Nadine Diplock
LloydSo sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with yo
Pete, Rachel , Ben and Mackenzie
Uncle Lloyd, Gail, Tom and Carrisa:
Once again we shed tears , this time for a wonderful Aunt who will be remembered as a kind, gentle and caring soul.
We reflect with fondness on our visit with you a few years ago when we all enjoyed a meal at her favorite Chinese Restaurant in Huntsville then went back to your place for a great visit. Those occasions are always cherished by us.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
sorry for your loss lloyd
Jim and Joan Orr
LloydOur deepest sympathies for your loss, Pat will be missed.
Jim and Joan
I never had the privilege of meeting your mother, but she sounds like she was a lovely, selfless lady who will be deeply missed. My heart aches for you and your family during this sad and difficult time. May you find comfort knowing she is at peace.
Mike and Ingrid Miller
Dear Uncle Lloyd, Gail and Tom. Our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May she be at peace. She will be missed.
Dear Uncle Lloyd, Gail and Tom: so sorry to hear of Aunt Pat’s passing. She was always friendly and kind and interesting to talk to. I guess we last spoke when John passed away. She will be missed. Take care. Love Nancy
Adrian & Avril Yard
Our thoughts are with you in this sad time, wish we could be there for you.Such a lovely tribute from a loving family to a lovely lady.
Please accept my deepest condolences Poppa Lloyd, Gail, Tom & Carissa (ad the rest of the family and friends) at this darkest of hours when losing someone as amazing as Momma Pat is a most unfortunate heartbreak you are sadly faced with. Forever an angel to watch over us all, may she rest as peacefully as anyone ever could. She will continue to love greatly as her sweet soul could be no other way. She will be sadly missed by all the hearts she touched. Momma Pat, may your heart soar with the angels and give Johnny a big giant hug for me. I will be there Friday and will call when I’m close to town.Love you all
Pam & Ken Branch
In our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.Love to you and your family Lloyd.
Pam & Ken
Anne, Kevin and Emerson Skinner
Uncle Lloyd, Gail and Tom:
We are all very saddened to hear of the loss of Auntie Pat. She was very warm and welcoming to all of us, and we will miss not seeing her by your side.
You are all in our thoughts and hearts,
love Anne, Kevin and Emerson
Our condelences Uncle Llyod , Gail and Tom and Carissa…Aunty Pat you will be missed but never forgotten another angel to watch over us