Project Description

Miller: Lois Audrey
August 14, 1929 – May 16, 2018

Lois Miller, nee Wilkinson-Mitchell, was born in Marengo, Saskatchewan August 14, 1929. She attended school at the Burn Brea and Antelope Park Schools. She would get to ride her horses to and from school, which she loved more than school itself.

Lois married Gordon Miller from south of Loverna in 1946. They made their home on the farm just southwest of Loverna, where Gordon had purchased and been farming already for a couple of years. They grew a variety of crops and raised cows, horses, pigs, and chickens. Lois and Gordon were blessed with 10 children: Roxie, Lana, Faye, Ray, Bev, Len, Cheryl, Keith, Brenda, and Kevin.

Lois was such a giving person. A great cook, she always had a big garden, canned fruit, vegetables and meat. Lois was an amazing seamstress who made her own patterns for clothes out of newspaper. For
Christmas concert and July 1st she made the girls matching dresses like hers and for Gordon and the boys, she made matching shirts and pants. Lois made all her daughters’ wedding dresses and most of the bridesmaid dresses. She also made the wedding cakes and prepared all the food for the banquets. She made many stuffed toys for her grandchildren, including little lambs, turtles, teddy bears, smurfs,
cats, dogs, and horses on a stick. Underneath the Christmas tree was always full of presents.

Lois enjoyed dancing, watching her children play ball, disking, camping, bingo, playing cards, and of course, sewing. The thing Lois enjoyed the most was spending time with her children, 38 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way), and two great-great-grandchildren. She lost a special grandson, Wesley Connell, in 1985.

Lois was predeceased by her husband Gordon, sons-in-law Sandy Saunders and Norm Berg; grandson Wesley Connell; parents; parents-in-law; and numerous siblings.

Lois is survived by her children Roxie (Roy) Pratt of Esther; Lana Saunders of Ponoka; Faye (John) Wheatcroft of Calgary; Ray (Lynn) of Ponoka; Bev (Bill) Kropinske of Hardisty; Len (Wanda) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Cheryl (Stan) Connell of Monitor; Keith (Janet) of Ponoka; Brenda (Kevin) Spencer of Lloydminster; and Kevin (Karen) of Loverna, Saskatchewan; grandchildren Twila (Robert) Dewald, Rodney Pratt, Jason (Renae) Pratt, Valerie (Al) Leicht, Tracy (Harley) Dease, Craig (Candace) Saunders, Duane Wheatcroft, Shannon (Asher) Kissendal, JeriLee (Craig) Meadus, Stacey Miller, Janel (Rob) Mason, Barb (Trevor) Bitzer, Brad (Cheryl) Kropinske, Trevor Miller, Gordie (Heidi) Miller, Calvin (Kyla) Connell, Chris (Amy) Connell, Mike (Krista) Connell, Ashley (Brad) Nester, Jenine (Don) Stang, Jamie (Sherri) Spencer, Kassie Miller, and Kaden Miller; great-grandchildren Kayla Dewald, Dillion Dewald, Mitchell (Coral) Pratt, Justin Pratt, Felicity Pratt, Kelton Pratt, Kyle Filinger, Dakota (Rhett) Leicht, David Dease, Dawson Dease, Brooklyn Dease, Addison Saunders, Jackson Saunders, Georgia Saunders, Kiesha Barrett, Mackenzie Wheatcroft, Pernel Kissendal, Andria Bitzer, Miranda Bitzer, Braden Bitzer, Davin Kropinske, MacKenna Kropinske, Avery Meadus, Ethan Hafso, Emerson Hafso, Brinley Hafso, Rebel Miller, Gunner Miller, Dexter Connell, Dalyce Connell, Krystina Praski, Cassidy Praski, William Praski, Coy Fraser, Sadie Connell, Emma Connell, Jessie Nester, Ellis Nester, Drew Nester, Lindsay Stang, Drew Stang, Lincoln Stang, Natalie Spencer, and Logan Spencer; and great-great-grandchildren Myhya Pratt and Axel Pratt.