MILLER, Maude Lorane
In loving memory of Maude Lorane Miller, born August 10, 1915 in Billings, Montana. She passed away peacefully on June 19, 2011 with her family at her side.
Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Nellie Hickman and her loving husband of 72 years, Rev. Carl L. Miller. She was one of 13 children who are also deceased.
She was brought up in Montana, her family eventually headed west where she met the man of her dreams in Silverton, Oregon. It was there they raised their four children, Carl (Darlene) Miller Jr., Nancy (Richard) Lorentz, and twins June (Jack) Vanderbasch & Jean Nisbet (Ben). In 1957, the Lord called them to minister in Canada with the Thetis Marine Mission. Many came to know and love them throughout the years as Grandma and Grandpa Miller. From the mid 1960’s through to the early 80’s, she would faithfully serve as a minister’s wife with the Chemainus Pentacostal Church. It was here they gave endlessly to spread God’s word. Grandma and Grandpa’s door was always open and they waited with loving arms to care for those who stopped by.
Throughout the years, Grandma could always be found playing piano in church, or even for her grandchildren’s weddings, as she loved music and hymns. She was always in the mix of things whether it be a volleyball game, softball game, sewing a prom dress or two, making birthday/wedding cakes, or trying to win at Scrabble and Yahtzee.
She is survived by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren who were all the light of her life. She was a passionate woman, immersed in her faith; a kind spirit dedicated to her family and was loved by all who knew her. She’s now gone home to be with “Daddy”.
Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning
Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm at the Chemainus Pentacostal Church, 9471 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC.