Thomas MILLER

Thomas MILLER

Miller, Thomas Alder. May 28, 1920-

June 8, 2011. Born in Vancouver, BC. Tom passed away peacefully at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 8th at the age of 91. He was pre-deceased by Mary, his loving wife of 57 years. Tom will be lovingly missed by his sons Roy (Cindy), Deane (Wendy), daughter Rita (Tony); 8 grandchildren, Selina, Ian, Lance, Tania, Mitch, Jonah, Lainey-Rae & David. Tom lived in Aldergrove since shortly after his birth in 1920 until 2004 when he and Mary moved to Abbotsford. After graduating high school in Langley Tom spent a couple of years logging on Vancouver Island before joining the RCAF in 1941. Trained as a Wireless Operator he was stationed in England with the 433rd Squadron. On April 23, 1944 his plane was shot down and he spent the remainder of the war in various POW camps in Germany. During his years in Aldergrove he worked for the Otter Co-op and then Canada Customs where he retired from, as a Superintendent, in 1978. Tom was an active member of The Aldergrove Elks as well as sitting on many different committees in Aldergrove, over the years. Sports were always a large part of his life, whether playing ball in the Aldergrove league when he was young to bowling, curling and golfing in his retirement. A celebration of his life will be held at the Aldergrove Legion #265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC at 2pm, Monday, June 20th, 2011 followed by a tea on site. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the BC Elks Camp Society (Camp Elkgrove).


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