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With heavy hearts, we announce, Dean Edward Miller, passed away peacefully in the Weyburn General Hospital on January 25, 2024 at the age of 85 years.
Dean was born in Radville, SK and grew up on the Miller family homestead near Trossachs, SK.
Dean started his education in Trossachs, SK. He received his high school education from Campion College in Regina, SK graduating there. The next year Dean obtained his pilot’s license in Regina, SK. He took over the family farm near Trosssachs, SK where he raised his family and farmed for about 45 years until retiring to Weyburn, SK
He married Delores in 1962 and they had three children. The family grew to seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. All of who he was very fond of.
There were many highlights and proud moments when he was able to watch his family play ball, volleyball and hockey over the years but Dean's passion was curling. He made many good friends all over the country. He taught curling in Newfoundland from 1969-1972 and was able to curl competitively with his family and curled with the same good friends for over 30 years. He won a provincial mixed championship in 1964 and two provincial Elks championships, winning one Elks Canadian championship as well as travel to watch family members compete in Canadian Championships all over Canada.
Throughout his life and in retirement, Dean and Delores were able to travel to many destinations in Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia and many European countries. He took great pride in farming, enjoyed socializing with friends, golfing, playing cards, family gatherings, volunteering while welcoming grandchildren and great grandchildren along the way.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Amelia Miller; brother Maurice Miller; sister Lucille and her husband Ray Schwartzenberger; brother-in-law John Campbell; his parents-in-law, Rosalia and John Schmidt; brother-in-law, Reg Schmidt; and his sister-in-law Lenna Schmidt.
Dean is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Delores; his daughter Deanne (Dennis) Jones and family Lyndee, Brennen (Amanda); his son Jaime (Pam) and family: Adrian (Tonya), Taylor (Andrew), Jaedon (Haley); his son John (Roxanne) and family Tyler and Jordan; sisters, Rita Campbell, Yvonne Miller; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Vera Miller; brothers-in-law, Garnet Schmidt and Randy Schmidt; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Prayers will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with celebrant Fr. Valentine Amobi. Urn Bearer was Jaime Miller and Honorary Pallbearers were all Dean’s grandchildren. Luncheon followed the Mass at McKenna Hall, 317 ~ 3rd Street, Weyburn, SK. A Private Family Interment was held at the RD Columbarium, Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.
A special thanks goes to Crystal and to Midtown Care Home in Weyburn, SK for their excellent care of Dean and to the nurses at Weyburn General Hospital who cared for him in his last few days.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Dean may be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Regina General Hospital, 1440 ~ 14th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 0W5.
For those wishing to attend virtually, please follow the live stream video by opening Dean’s memorial page on RD Family Funeral Chapel’s website starting at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.