Miller, William

June 20, 1937 ~ September 15, 2023

MILLER, William James – Age 86, formerly of Mooretown, resident of Thompson Gardens, Corunna, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Lois Miller (nee Bruton) for 61 years. Loving father of Heather Freer, David (Deborah) Miller and Steven (Kerri) Miller. Cherished grandfather of Alyssa (Jason Stark) Freer, Kayla (Adam) McPhedran, Sarah Miller, Justine Miller, Garrett Miller. Great-grandfather of Kennady and Elliot Stark, Hadley, Charlotte and Oliver McPhedran. Dear brother of Gloria (late Joseph) McLaughlin. Survived by sisters-in-law Kathryn (Bo) Petroff, Lynn (Jim Miller) Moore as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary (nee Marsh) Miller as well as his siblings John (Betty) Miller, June (Ivan) Fowler, Charles Miller.

Bill lived all his life on the 6th Line, farming and spending time with his 6th line community friends. He was a member of 6th Line United Church and sang in the church choir and enjoyed going to local jamborees where he enjoyed playing fiddle. He was a member of the Brigden optimist, and enjoyed spending time curling, playing baseball, hockey and was an avid Toronto Blue Jays Fan. He was involved with the Mooretown Flags executive, enjoyed coaching sports and was a constant critic of the officiating of all sports games, especially his kids and grandkids. Bill was a 50 year member of the Leopold Masonic Lodge in Brigden and was involved with the Lambton Shriners as well as the Scottish Rite.

A Masonic Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 18, 2023 at 3:15pm.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Monday, September 18, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00pm.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sixth Line United Church, Legacy Lappers Cancer Fundraising Team, Shriners Hospital For Children ( or charity of your choice.

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  1. Lois, Heather, David and Steve:
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of Bill. He was such a happy-go lucky guy all of the time. I always enjoyed running into him and catching up. May your wonderful memories bring comfort at this difficult time.

  2. Lois and family ,So sorry to read about Bill ‘s passing .Jack always enjoyed visiting with him at sporting events even back when they competed themselves .Usually they were cheering for opposing teams ,most recently the Mooretown Flags versus the Petrolia Flyers. Happy Memories, Marilyn Dolbear

  3. Dave,Steve and the Miller family my condolences to you. I fondly remember Bill at the ball park and had great talks with him.

  4. Lois, Steve, Kerri and the entire Miller family- we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill will be remembered as a welcoming person who greeted you with a smile. He will certainly be missed in the community.

  5. Heather , Lois and family ; So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad . You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

  6. Our condolences to the Miller family, So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Our sincere condolences Lois, Heather, Dave and Steve. Cherish the great memories every chance you get. He was a kind and generous Man that put a smile on everyone’s face. Dave and Angie Dobson

  8. Dear Heather, Dave, Deb and family,
    So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He sounds like a great guy and had a wonderful life and family.
    Barb Postil

  9. Lois what a shock was not expecting that. Our Condolences to you and your family. Unfortunately tomorrow I will miss the funeral because I have to work. Sending big Hugs & lots of Prayers. We are with you spiritually sending our prayers to you and your family. God Bless Joan & Jim

  10. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing away. He was a great guy and will be missed by many.
    Sincerely, Connie (Little) Poulson, Windsor, ON

  11. Lois, Dave, Steve, Heather & families. So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you in the passing of such a wonderful person.

  12. Lois, Dave, Steve, Heather & family sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time! Cherish all your memories.

    Richard, Ann & Doreen Helps

  13. Our condolences to the Miller family, Bill was always pleasant and eager to please. Take care of each other during this difficult time and cherish your lifelong memories.

  14. My condolences Lois, Steve, David and Heather, and your families. Thinking of Uncle Bill with great fondness, as an part of our family. I’m truly sorry for the loss of a fine man.

  15. Dear Kathy
    It is sad to loose a family member, especially when he is enjoying retired life. Please accept our sincere condolences for you and your family.

  16. Dear Dave and family,
    So sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. Know that you have lots of good memories, family and friends to turn to during this time. Sincere condolences.

  17. Sincere condolences to Lois, Heather, David, Steven and all your families on the passing of Bill. He was a very friendly man who loved to visit with everyone. Memories are great & it helps to share them together.

  18. Our sincere condolences to Lois and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope memories of the happy times you had together will be of comfort to you during this difficult time.

  19. Lois and family. So sorry to hear about Bill. Tob and I have known Bill and you since Jr. Farmer’s days. He always had time to stop and have a chat. We send our condolences to you and your family. Hugs to you.

  20. To Lois and Families.. Everyone loved Bill. A pretty amazing fellow and great freind. He will certyainly be missed. Loved his music. his voice and his personality. Hold tight to precious memories. We all have many. Our deepest condolences. Hugs to you all.. Love Mary Ann and John. A buddy to many..

  21. Condolences to Lois and family, Bill surely will be missed by all our bluegrass friends as he always generated good music and happiness to our jams.

  22. We were saddened to hear of Bills passing. Such a sweet and gentle man whom everyone loved. He will be missed. Sending Condolences to the whole Miller Family

  23. Lois, Heather and boys, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. From ball coach to a friendly face at the jamborees Molly and I went to with Mom and Dad, Bill was always good for a laugh. I know how hard it is to say goodbye. My deepest sympathies. Christine

  24. Condolence to the Miller family. Bill will truely be missed, as we always enjoyed his music at the various jamborees throughout the years.

  25. My sincere sympathies to Lois and her family on Bill’s passing As Jane Marsh’s sister I had many occasions to be in Bill’s company as he and Lois were regular visitors to Jane and Bob’s home!! Bill’s smile and sense of humour would light up a room! He was one of many of the 6th line’s GEMS!! Rest in peace Bill!!

  26. Sending our sincere sympathy to Lois and all the family. Bill was always a cheery guy to have a chat with. He will be missed. Share your happy memories to help you through your loss.

  27. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you Lois and the rest of the family. Bill was a friend to everyone and will be missed by all.

  28. Our condolences to the Miller family. Bill was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

    Gary and Patty Newman

  29. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Lois Heather Dave Steve and the entire Miller family. A lodge brother and friend who will be truely missed by this community.
    Dave and Mary Steadman

  30. Lois and Families.

    Sending my condolences to each of you at this sad time in your lives.
    Keep Bill’s memories alive by mentioning them often.

    Shirley Cook.

  31. Lois and family: Our sincerest condolences on hearing of Bill’s passing. Such a great guy, gone too soon. Beth & Paul

  32. My deepest condolences to you and your family Lois, on the passing of Bill, he was a great advocate for the Twp and all the people whom he cared so deeply for. I always enjoyed our chats, Steve Arnold

  33. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Bill was such a wonderful man and so kind. We enjoyed talking with him

  34. My Deepest Sympathy Dave and your Entire Family, so sorry to hear about your Dad . Ron always said he was a very nice man and well liked by everyone. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sorry i’m out of town and won’t make the visitation . Thinking of you all xoxo Love Maureen Bailey and Family

  35. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family in the passing of such a great guy. He was a very good friend. Always cheerful and full of life. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
    Gird and Barb Leaper.