Lyle Miller Cottam, ON

MILLER, Lyle James passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at WRH Metropolitan Campus at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of Ruth Anne (nee Couture) for 53 years. Proud and loving Dad of Tim Miller (Dianne), Terry Miller, Rob Miller (Gina) and late infant Daniel (1975). Adored Papa of Brittany, Daniel, Marisa, Alicia and Bailey. Dearest brother of Bill (late Anne), Carmen (late Marion), Grant (Marianne), late Sheila Gagnier (late John), Clarence (late Doreen), Keith (Karen), late Stephen (Debra) and Kevin (Starre). Brother-in-law of Larry Swackhamer (Kate), Ruby Vanderveen (Bill), Rachel Gibbs (Edwin), Reta Duncan (Gord), Rose Rawlins (late Gary), Audrey Collins (Randy), Joe Couture (Lyn) and James Couture. Lyle will also be remembered and missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Lyle gave 40 years of career service to Maedel’s and Pepsi. He was involved in Politics in Gosfield North and Essex County for more than 30 years serving as Warden in 1995. He was also a long time member of Cottam United Church. Lyle could be found watching, coaching and playing many sports especially hockey and baseball. He will be forever missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Lyle’s life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 11 am. Rev. Kim Gilliland officiating. Interment Cottam United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Cottam United Church or the Essex Food Bank would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at

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