Obituary of Robert Allen Elmer Miller
Robert "Rob" Allen Elmer Miller
(August 3, 1961 - August 13, 2023)
On the warm sunny morning of August 3, 1961 Robert Allen Elmer Miller graced us with his presence. He was born in Red Deer, and at 3 years old, moved to Camrose with his parents and sister Karen (who he adored) where he called home for the rest of his life. Rob grew up attending the finest schools that Camrose had to offer and accumulated many lifelong friends that he still kept in touch with to this day. In fact, he even won a contest for correctly identifying by name all of his kindergarten classmates some 50 years later. He graduated with many of these people from CCHS in 1979.
For 30 years Rob worked at Camrose Packers with his dad and other family members. In his early twenties he decided he wanted to be a chef. He moved to Calgary to fulfill this dream, attending SAIT, receiving many accolades for his cooking, and graduated with distinction. He ended up returning back to Camrose Packers while doing cooking jobs on the side.
Rob’s love for travel took him to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Las Vegas and of course Mexico, which he had a deep love for. He holidayed in Mexico many times with his good friends. The stories they could tell...this was his happy place.
He was an active member of the Kinsmen Club of Camrose for many years. His proudest moment was receiving the Kinsmen of the Year Award in 1992. He was also very active as a Weight Watchers member and mentor for many years.
Once the end of the era came to a close for Camrose Packers, Rob still enjoyed working with the public, and made Hauser Home Hardware his job as a sales associate until his health got the best of him and he had to take time off away from work. Robbie was a huge teaser to many and loved to give people a hard time. Once you got him going, his laugh was very contagious.
His true passion was going to Big Valley Jamboree, listening to the music he loved. This year was the first time he didn’t go in 30 years of BVJ being here. Musicals and stage productions were also a big part of his life. He loved any kind of music. Oh, lookout though, if you were to bother him on the days his favorite TV shows were on…Big Brother or Survivor to name a couple of his favorite. Curling was also high on his list. He was an avid fan.
Between tending his beautiful flowers or making his delicious dill pickles (18 quarts the weekend before he passed) he also loved to reminisce. He had a wonderful memory of days gone by.
With the help of his cousin Paul (who was more like a brother to him) Rob continued, for a few years, to keep the spirit of Camrose Packers alive by making Christmas sausage and bratwurst.
Rob will be deeply missed by his mom (Shaaron); his sister Karen (Darren) Bruneau; his niece Meranda (Yosyp) Nykyforuk; grand-nieces Ayva and Izzabella; nephew Austin (Ashley) Bruneau; his Auntie Doreen; Auntie Lavina; and numerous cousins. We will not be able to fill the void he has left in our lives. He will always be in our hearts.
He was predeceased by his dad Elmer Miller; uncles Marvin Miller, Ray Samoisette, and Raymond Richter; aunties Mildred Samoisette, Leona Koenig, and Norma Richter; grandparents Roy Richter, Bob and Anna Screen, and Valentine and Natalie (Dolly) Miller; and his very special friend Donna Shantz.
ALL THINGS GROW WITH LOVE.
Robert "Rob" Allen Elmer Miller of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the age of 62 years.
A Celebration of Life was held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2023 from the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose officiated by Rev. Bev Swanson. The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at the service time at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/@citylightschurch2377. A recording will be accessible a few days following the service.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Rob's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.