On October 8, 2018, after 88 years of joyful life, Ronald Frank Miller passed away peacefully at the South Country Village in Medicine Hat. Ron was born in Medicine Hat, on February 1, 1930, the youngest of 4 children to Frank and Alberta Miller. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Beth and Clara; brother, Ken and his beloved daughter, Debbie. He is survived by his devoted wife, Esther; eldest daughter Janice; 4 grandchildren, Laura (David) Boswell, Darren Keeping, Jason and Ryan Walchuck; 8 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Ron was raised in Medicine Hat and had an active youth playing sports. His interest and natural talents led him to the theatre stage as an actor, director and playwright which started a family tradition in the arts. He married the love of his life, Esther Mayer on a windy evening in the fall of '53 and shared 65 beautiful years with her raising their family. Among other things, Ron worked as an insurance adjuster for the Co-operators and retired in his late 60's. He was actively involved in the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes and enjoyed curling and golf. Ron had a profound influence on the lives of his family and community and believed in the power of music to bring people together. He was always singing and making people smile and laugh. He sang with the Barbershop Chorus, various quartets and loved musical theatre. Ron will be missed dearly by all those whose lives he touched. The family would like to thank the Sunnyside staff and volunteers for their care in his last couple of years. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was such an inspiration for theatre. Take care Esther, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Judy xx
We were saddened to learn of Ron’s passing. Many great musical memories and all the fun. Thoughts are with the family. Julie and Murray Rogers
To Esther, Janice and family..so sorry to hear about Ron. Also grateful for the interaction between our families! It was an honour to have had Ron touch all our lives, particularly Erin, who became forever in love with theatre because of him! He had a kindness, integrity, and wisdom he brought to everyone he came in contact with! I wish all of you some sort of peace knowing how much he will be missed.
Rest well Ron!