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James Walter Miller

1928-2017

James Walter Miller

J. Walter Miller of Londonderry, Nova Scotia, and formerly of Holliston, MA, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born on Prince Edward Island, he was a son of the late James Alexander Miller and Clara Miller. Walter, who was about to turn 89 in November, did not finish high school, but emigrated from Canada as a young man and became an extremely successful entrepreneur.  He was also: inventor, adventurer, outdoorsman, scout leader, pilot, and life-long learner.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: James (Renee) Miller, Alton Bay, NH; Kevin (Sue) Miller, Leominister, MA; Peggy (Dan) Mattix, Londonderry, NS; Stephen (Pep) Miller, Riverside, OH; Scott Miller, Riverview, FL; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Betty Adams, Sackville, NS; Louise Faulkner, Vancouver, BC; William "Bill" Miller, Economy, NS; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret P. "Peggy" Miller; brother John Miller; and granddaughter, Callie Miller.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. The family wishes to thank Dad's care team at Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche, NS for their tender care with dignity. Donations in memory may be made to the Economy Cemetery c/o Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, Truro or to the Boy Scout Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA. (Please mail checks to Jim Miller, PO Box 152, Alton Bay, NH 03810). Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Walter’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Service Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Service Time
10:00 am
Service Location
Graveside Service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA.

Visitation Location
No visitation by family request

Burial Location
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA.

Requested Charity
Economy Cemetery c/o Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, Truro or to the Boy Scout Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA