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Barry Miller

MILLER, Barry - Following a brief illness Barry Miller passed away at St. Paulís Hospital in Saskatoon. Barry was born in Melfort SK. on July 5, 1949 to Martin & Dorothy Miller of the Resource district. He was the second oldest and grew up on the farm with his six siblings. He attended Jones school for eight years and then MCCI high school in Melfort. After graduation in 1967 he laboured as a dry-wall worker and also a truck driver in northern Manitoba for a spell. Barry then went on to Moose Jaw and took an electronic technicians course. After graduation in 1970 he was hired on by Sask-Tel. His career started in P.A. where his love of the north took root. He quickly moved up the ladder with postings in Regina head office and also Weyburn as a district manager. When an opening came along for an operations manager based in Lac la Ronge, Barry took up the challenge. He bought a cabin and lived at Napatak and was in charge of every part of the northern Sask. from 1994 until the end of 1999. After spending 30 years employed by Sask-Tel he took an early retirement package. He loved the great outdoors and many outstanding fishing adventures were enjoyed with family and friends. Countless stories of ďlife in the northĒ came along during this period in Barryís life journey. In 2003 Barry left the La Ronge area, purchased a house in Melfort and moved back home. He would now have plenty of time to pursue his many hobbies, wood working, computers, photography, camping, reading books or just following the news and the twist and turns of everyday politics. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV and was an enormous Roughrider fan. Whatever Barry did, he researched it extensively and did it well. When he settled into life in Melfort he had acquired a little cocka-poo dog and named him Cooter, they were inseparable. Barry logged many hours on Brother Robís combine and Cooter was co-pilot for all of them. Cooter passed on just before last Christmas and it was hard on him. Barry was hospitalized on July 31st. and despite all of the medical procedures; he passed away the following day at age 68. The family would like to thank the Melfort hospital staff and ambulance service, as well as St. Paulís emergency and ICU for their support and the tremendous attention Barry received. Barry was predeceased by both of his parents and sister in law Joanne Miller. He is survived by Sister Barbara Miller of Melfort, Brothers Jack Miller of Candle Lake, Bill (Judy) Miller of Melfort, Rob (Carol) Miller of Melfort, Sisters Lori (Roy) Uzelman of Kelowna, and Judy M. Miller of Coulee Dam in Washington, Uncles John McCombie and Philip (Lilly) Miller and Aunt Jean McGraw; also by his very special friend Jean Ritchie of Shellbrook and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins from across Canada. Whether it was helping out on the farm, or being everyoneís go to technical support guy, or just someone to visit, Barry was loved, well respected and always there when you needed him and will be genuinely missed by all who knew him. In honor of his request, no funeral service will be held. Family and a few close friends will gather at the Silver Park Cemetery at a later date for the interment. A toast to Barry and a celebration of his memorable life will follow at the farm where he grew up. To leave condolences for the Family, please visit the online guestbook at Arrangements were entrusted to FEDUSIAK FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Melfort. 13201190
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Posted by Dorothy (McKee) Ewanus (former schoolmate) On Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sorry to hear of Barry's passing. We were in school together for 12 years. I often thought of Barry and wondered where he was as I don't think I had seen him since school days. We just had our 50 year school reunion and were mentioning Barry but no one seemed to know where he was. Deepest sympathy to all the family.
Posted by dennis clapson (family friend) On Friday, September 1, 2017
So sorry to hear on barry's passing condolences to the family

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