In memory of
Derek Karl Miller
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In memory of
Derek Karl Miller
MILLER, Derek Karl June 30, 1969 - May 3, 2011 Derek passed away peacefully in the loving company of his family, following a long battle with cancer. He will be fondly remembered by his wife Airdrie, his daughters Marina and Lauren, his parents J. Karl and Hilkka Miller, as well as his many friends and relatives. Derek was a dedicated father and husband, a talented writer, singer, songwriter, musician, technologist and friend to many. Derek attended Burnaby public schools until grade 9, when he transferred to Saint George's Secondary School in Vancouver. Derek went to UBC where he attained a B.Sc. in Marine Biology, and a diploma in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. He also helped found two student newsletters, edited the student handbook, was elected to the Board of Governors, and worked for the UBC Alma Mater Society. An avid technology enthusiast, he was involved in digital communication early on, joining a fledgling group of "modemmers" in the pre-web days. Another passion of Derek's was music. After teaching himself to play drums and guitar, he went on to play in a series of bands and collaborate with many local artists, recording music, and travelling as far as Australia to play in the St. Kilda Festival. His music has been used in productions around the world, as he allowed his music to be used in other artists' productions. The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors and nurses at the BC Cancer Agency, and the Burnaby Home Hospice Palliative Care program through Fraser Health. The decision to set up a home hospice made Derek's end of life transition peaceful, comfortable and loving. Derek's greatest accomplishment was that as a loving husband and patient father. He spent many years as a stay-at-home dad. He was a loyal, devoted and supportive husband. Read more about Derek in his own words at: penmachine.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Aga Khan Development Network or your local Food Bank are encouraged. Donations to Derek's family can be made through the Miller Family Trust at any branch of Vancity Savings Credit Union (savings #475913 branch #17).
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In memory of
Derek Karl Miller
MILLER, Derek Karl June 30, 1969 - May 3, 2011 Derek passed away peacefully in the loving company of his family, following a long battle with cancer. He will be fondly remembered by his wife Airdrie, his daughters Marina and Lauren, his parents J. Karl and Hilkka Miller, as well as his many friends and relatives. Derek was a dedicated father and husband, a talented writer, singer, songwriter, musician, technologist and friend to many. Derek attended Burnaby public schools until grade 9, when he transferred to Saint George's Secondary School in Vancouver. Derek went to UBC where he attained a B.Sc. in Marine Biology, and a diploma in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. He also helped found two student newsletters, edited the student handbook, was elected to the Board of Governors, and worked for the UBC Alma Mater Society. An avid technology enthusiast, he was involved in digital communication early on, joining a fledgling group of "modemmers" in the pre-web days. Another passion of Derek's was music. After teaching himself to play drums and guitar, he went on to play in a series of bands and collaborate with many local artists, recording music, and travelling as far as Australia to play in the St. Kilda Festival. His music has been used in productions around the world, as he allowed his music to be used in other artists' productions. The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors and nurses at the BC Cancer Agency, and the Burnaby Home Hospice Palliative Care program through Fraser Health. The decision to set up a home hospice made Derek's end of life transition peaceful, comfortable and loving. Derek's greatest accomplishment was that as a loving husband and patient father. He spent many years as a stay-at-home dad. He was a loyal, devoted and supportive husband. Read more about Derek in his own words at: penmachine.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Aga Khan Development Network or your local Food Bank are encouraged. Donations to Derek's family can be made through the Miller Family Trust at any branch of Vancity Savings Credit Union (savings #475913 branch #17).
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