Peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the age of 68, with his family by his side after a courageous 10-month battle with cancer.  Beloved husband and best friend of 46 years to Linda Miller, will be sadly missed by pet dog Sassy. Loving father of James W. (Elma) Miller and Paul D. (the late Laura Ball) Miller. Cherished grandfather of Jessica, Nicole, Ashley, Kristen, Tyler, Alexx, Haleigh, Marissa and Blake. Dearly missed by several great-grandchildren and sadly, he will never have gotten to meet his soon-to-be great-granddaughter Sophia Marie Rose. Survived by his sisters Rose (Bob), Margaret Ann, Betty and Eva (George), and many nieces and nephews. Jim is also survived by his aunt Lou (recently deceased uncle Clarence) Doucet and by his best friend and uncle Lawrence Doucet. Predeceased by his grandson David Neilson Miller, sister Jean, brother Billy (Brenda) and good friend and brother-in-law Frank O’Mara.  Jim spent many years in the army on peacekeeping missions. He was known to be an avid sports fan, loved trucking and being on the open road where Linda would accompany him. When Jim had free time he would spend it at home with his famiy and friends. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave. Sarnia, on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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