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Elsa Ellen Miller, 76

It is with great sadness that the family of Elsa Miller announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.
Elsa was born on March 23, 1939 in Rainy River, ON to Rudolf and Lilly Pearson. She was raised on the family homestead in Tovell. As she grew into a young woman she went to work in the tourist industry at Young’s Camp, The Ark and Vauthey’s (Fred’s Place). She was united in marriage to Alfred Miller on April 16, 1959. Elsa was very devoted to her family and spent endless hours in her garden, in her kitchen and crafting. She took great pride and joy in providing ‘feasts’ in her home for all the family to gather around. Elsa and Fred worked for years as a team in the family business, Miller Contracting, and somehow still found time to hunt and fish together from their home on Lake of the Woods. After Fred’s passing in 2005 Elsa spent time with family and friends and travelling. During these outings she met Stan Cottam and they became special friends. Their shared love of the outdoors as well as dancing gave her many happy times over the last 4 years.
Elsa leaves behind her sons Bob (Nancy), Jim (Cindy); of Morson, and daughter Shirley (Randy) Potter of Thunder Bay; grandchildren Kyle and Chelsea Miller, Carly and Ryan Potter, and Trista (Josh) Flaten; great grandchildren Ryder Miller, Hunter Rice and Clayton Flaten; special friend Stan Cottam; sisters Ruth Halverson, Gladys Jolicouer, Shirley (Allan) Brown; sisters in law Louise (Aime) Jolicoeur, Eileen Pearson and Marie Pearson as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Fred; siblings Anna Olson, Alice Pentney, Gordon Pearson and Roy Pearson.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Bergland Hall with Pastor Carolyn Kreger officiating.
Cremation has taken place with interment in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River, ON.
The pallbearers will be her grandchildren Kyle, Chelsea, Carly, Ryan and Trista.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.
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