Alvin Herbert (Bert) Miller was born in Kamloops on Oct. 9, 1931. He passed away suddenly on the evening of Oct. 27 at the age of 81.
Bert is survived by his partner Sharlene Thorpe. He will be missed by his sister May, his children Bonnie, Ben, Brenda (Bert), Bernice (Jerry), Tim, Bevan (Karen) and Brian (Kyla); his grandchildren Carrie (Craig), Mark (Teri), Jesse (Tia), Dustin, Danika (Eric), Bailey, Shelby, Rachel, Mattie, and Lane; his great-grandchildren Shardy, Cade, Tate, Isla, Caden and Skylar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bert will also be missed by his extended family: Shirley and Bill Cahoon, Keith Coxon, and Karen McLeod; and his step-children Dee (Gordon), and Clay (Jen) and their children Nevada, Colby, Krynn, Talon, and Aspen. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Bertha Miller, his sister Muriel (Buzzy), and his brothers Alan and Clarence.
Bert was born in Kamloops on Oct. 9, 1931. He was a descendant of the pioneer families of the Clinton area: the Tresierras, the Grinders, the Millers and the Pococks. He lived in Lillooet and moved to Clinton/Big Bar area when he was seven and has lived there ever since. Bert worked as a cowboy when he was younger and then worked in bush mills as a sawyer. He also worked on the railway, at numerous saw mills in the area and was also a loader operator. Bert married Shirley Hickox in 1953. They settled down to raise their family at 57 Mile. After retiring Bert spent his time ranching, riding, hunting, reading, spending time with his family, chasing wild horses and the occasional bear.
A memorial service will be held at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.