Miller, Alexander Douglas

MILLER – Alexander Douglas Miller of Bassano, Alberta died on December 10, 1984 at the age of 83 years.   He was born at Hamilton, Scotland  on April 20, 1901 and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1903 to Raymond, Alberta. He moved to Taber in 1904 and  attended school there. He later worked in coal mines in the Lethbridge area.   He enlisted for a short time with the North West Mounted  Police in 1919 and received  his training at Regina. He later moved to Butte, Montana and worked in the copper mines. In the late 192Os he was employed in construction,  as steam shovel foreman in  San Francisco. He returned to Alberta in 1930 and worked  in mines in the Drumheller  area. He married Rose in the  summer of 1935 and moved to Bow City in 1945 and  farmed there until retiring to Bssano in 1980. Surviving are his wife Rose of Bassano; three sons,  David and his wife Betty of  Bassano, John of    Rosemary, Thomas and his wife Julia of Okotoks; three daughters, Norma and her husband Fred Barton of Calgary, Ellen and her husband Gordon Maddison of Calgary and Miss  Alexis Miller of Bassano;  seven grandchildren; and  numerous nieces and  nephews. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Church  of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  Saints in Rosemary with Bishop Don Gibb officiating. Interment will follow in the  Bassano Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers are  Louis Ketchmark, Charles Andrews, Cecil Calvert, Bob Smith Jr., Isbrand VanderLinden and Walter Brauer. Active pallbearers are George Ketchmark, David Andrews, Ken Calvert, Harold Brauer, Bert Bell and  Gerald Calvert. If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Bassano Cemetery Fund. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.