Violet Miller

Violet Miller

MILLER, Violet Noreen

March 4, 1922 – June 20, 2011

Violet Noreen Miller (nee Cornish) peacefully passed away, surrounded by family on June 20, 2011.  She was born on March 4, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Sadly, she is predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Florence Cornish, her husband Frederick, son David, brothers; Vern, Herbert (Jr.), John and Howard. The Cornish family lived in Princeton from about 1928 until about 1938.  Fred worked with Herbert (Jr.) Cornish at the Blakeburn Coal Mine.  Herb introduced him to his sister, Violet, in Princeton around 1937.   They were married on June 2, 1940, in Vancouver, BC, just before he was sent overseas to England and then Italy, with the 48th Highlanders.  After the war, they lived in Vancouver and started a family.  Their first son, Frederick Kenneth, was born in 1947, David John was born in 1948, and Dorothy Noreen was born in 1949.  The family then returned to Princeton where their third son, Douglas George, was born in 1951.   After a brief stay in Princeton, the family moved to Tulameen, Lake Cowichan, back to Tulameen, and then to Telkwa. In 1956, they returned to Lake Cowichan, and a second daughter, Valerie Ann, was born in 1957.  The family then returned to Tulameen, where they resided for about five years, before settling back in Princeton.  All of the Miller children attended Princeton Secondary School.  In 1975, Fred passed away and Violet moved to Lake Cowichan to care for her aging mother.  When her mother was moved to a senior’s facility in Duncan, Violet relocated to a small apartment nearby.  She remained there until a few years after her mother passed away, in 1992, returning once again, to Princeton.  As her age caught up with her Violet decided to move to Kamloops to be near her daughter Valerie and her husband, Richard Lisenbee, and  granddaughter Jennifer Miller.  In 2010, she was diagnosed with cancer.  She spent her last week at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, in Kamloops, where she received so much loving care.  She will be lovingly remembered by two sons, two daughters, thirteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Her life was one of caring and dedication to family. A Memorial Service and interment took place on Saturday, June 25, 2011 with Reverend Steve Hershey officiating. Donations in memory of Violet may be made to the,

Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshied Cres., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

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