Earl J. Miller Jr.

EARL J. MILLER Jr.  November 5, 1941-May 9, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Earl James Miller, Jr..  Earl passed away at Trillium Hospital on May 9th, 2020 in Mississauga, Ontario at the age of 78.  Earl was born on November 5th, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario to his parents, Earl, Sr., and Helen Miller.  Earl, Jr. was married to his beloved wife of 58 years, Sharon.  Earl was the loving father to his three children:  Ron(Kim), Terry(Jon), and Debbie(Randy).  Cherished grandfather to his nine grandchildren:  Bon(Kim), Kailey(Trey), Chanelle(Alex), Michael(Abby), Chelsey, Jacob, Luke, Cody, and Mackenzie.  Adored great-grandfather to his eight great-grandchildren:  Jaylin, Aaliyah, Liam, Amina, Jackson, Dylan, Tajari, and Peyton.  Earl was blessed to be accompanied by his faithful and dedicated guide dogs, Gilda(predeceased), and Havi.  Earl was also survived by his sisters, brother, father and mother-in-law(both predeceased), brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Earl was always ready to entertain with a tale from his childhood, or a story about his love of fast cars and his many sports, specifically, golf, hockey and fishing.  In his earlier years, Earl was an avid golfer.  He especially loved to play golf, with competitive players, not only because he loved the competition but also the thrill of the win!  In his later years and while his eyesight may have been diminished, his love of the sport did not.  Many days and nights were spent critiquing this sport that he grew to adore.  Amazingly, he could advise you about your swing solely based on the sound of the contact made to the golf ball.

Earl was a great son, husband, uncle, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  His sense of humor, positive attitude, laughter and some of his dance moves, that we all grew to love, will be dearly missed.

On behalf of his entire family, we send our heartfelt and special thank you to all of Earl’s nurses and doctors at Trillium Hospital (2nd floor, Cardiology), Mississauga, Ontario.  We would also like to thank Earl’s home health staff and the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Earl, are asked to consider the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, located in Manotick, Ontario.

Cremation has taken place.  At Earl’s request, his ashes will be scattered.

Due to COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

21 replies
  1. Michael Anis
    Michael Anis says:

    Hey Gramps, I just wanted to say how much I am missing you already. I cant express how much you taught me about parenting and life in general. Alot of how I parent my own kids comes from the time we spent with you and Nana when we were younger. I’ll always miss your sense of humor and seeing it pass down through our families generations makes me smile inside. I love and miss you Grandpa

  2. Lana Howe
    Lana Howe says:

    My deepest condolences to theMrs Miller & the Miller family.. I only know Deb and Randy, but I know alot about her parents cause of her loving memories she has told us about.. may god keep u safe through this hard times we are having .
    Wally & Lana

  3. Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore says:

    Dear Sharon and family and all the Millers
    It was so sad to hear about the passing Earl. It seems like yesterday we were sitting in my kitchen in Ottawa with his precious dog. We shared old stories about our parents and the Preston / Miller Clan, the family get togethers with so many Cousins, Aunts and Uncles.We will always remember the Christmas parties with Santa and the picnics at the park.Earl spoke so highly of you Sharon and all your family. I hope your loving memories help you at this hard time. He will be forever in our hearts.

    • Sharon Miller and Family
      Sharon Miller and Family says:

      Thank you for the stories and memories you shared. We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness during this difficult time. Both Earl and I really enjoyed reminiscing with you as well.

  4. Susan Falls
    Susan Falls says:

    A sad time for the Miller family. It sounds like Earl lived an amazing life, surrounded by a beautiful family. To Sharon and family, please accept my deepest condolences.

    Love Susan (Preston) Falls

  5. John Hayes and Pam T.Hayes
    John Hayes and Pam T.Hayes says:

    Our most deepest condolences, may your rest in beauty and peace. Love John and Pam

    • Sharon Miller and Family
      Sharon Miller and Family says:

      Thank you both for your comforting message of beauty and peace. We greatly appreciate your condolences during this time of sorrow.

  6. Glenn and Ann Miller
    Glenn and Ann Miller says:

    Rest in peace Earl. You are now with mom and dad.You were of a kind and be be missed. Your loving brother, Glenn and sister in law, Ann.

  7. Abby Anis
    Abby Anis says:

    Earl was a fun, loving man. Everyone has always had the nicest things to say about him. My husband loves him dearly and has always looked up to him. All the memories of his funny stories that kept us laughing will keep us smiling. He will forever be missed and in our hearts. We love you Gramps. XOXOXOXO

    • Sharon Miller and family
      Sharon Miller and family says:

      Your words were so kind and very much appreciated in these tough times. Thank you for your sympathy and kindness.

  8. Georgia Jeffries
    Georgia Jeffries says:

    I will remember him always for his kindness, sense of humour and his love for his family. You were a great big brother! Rest In Peace Earl xo
    Donation made in his honour to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

    • Sharon Miller and Family
      Sharon Miller and Family says:

      Thank you for your kindness in remembering Earl. Your donation in honor of Earl’s memory touched us deeply. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated by the entire family.

  9. Gloria Straume
    Gloria Straume says:

    Rest In Peace, Earl. We will miss you, but I know you are no longer in pain and hopefully playing golf in Heaven. Love, The Straume Family.


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