Mrs. Lucy Miller of Red Deer passed away with a strong but valiant fight. She was determined not to let the cancer win. She drifted away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 73. Lucy was born on March 2, 1940 at Picture Butte, AB as a daughter to 1st generation immigrants from Croatia (Yugoslavia). She enjoyed the simple and long-term rewards in life; Patience, (true) confidence and a noble heart were but a few of her most alluring traits. Along with this, the nature of “sacrifice” was understood and exercised without thought as if it were second nature to her very spirit. Lucy enjoyed life to the fullest through finding and fostering the strength in others, first and foremost through her family. For the many that knew her personally, this was an obvious accomplishment through her daily choices and the corporations (owners) she so chose to support in her career. Special thanks to those that supported her in those industrious times at Farmland, Phoenix Construction, Goodman Roofing and Van Alta Management. Among those most cherished was her spouse of 45 years Bill (William A.) Miller. They enjoyed many adventures together and had a wonderful retirement life. With the passing of her husband Bill (2006), she acquired newfound strength in socializing with many new and old acquaintances from her past. Warm blessings and thanks to her golfing friends, her wonderful neighbors, dress club ladies and the nurses who adopted her as an honorary nurse and provided solace to the heavy hearts of her surviving children. Lucy will be sadly and deeply missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of her family and many friends. Lucy leaves to mourn her daughter Brenda (Darcy) Hall of Red Deer, AB and her son Craig (Audrey) Miller also of Red Deer, AB and her grandchildren; Payden, Chase and Nolan. She will also be missed by her sister’s, Doris Radisic of Edmonton, Stella (Rob) Evans of Vancouver, BC, Annie (Jim) Northsworthy of Vancouver, BC. Lucy was predeceased by her loving husband, Bill, of 45 years. Her parents Sam and Danica Radisic, two sister’s Mary Slovak, Helen Radisic and her brother Michael Radisic. Lucy ( Mom) was a fighter she gave this battle her all! She will always be known for being everyone’s inspiration to being so positive. She will be truly missed by all. Thank you to Dr. Graham the Cancer Center in Red Deer and Dr. Daniel for the wonderful care you provided our mom over the years. Special thanks to the Red Deer Hospice for making our mom, and our family feel so at home. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our mom. A Funeral Service will be held at CrossRoads Church, S.W. corner of Hwy. 2 and 32nd Street, Red Deer on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. Memorial Donations in Lucy’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB. T4R 3S6.
Arrangements in care of
Lenore Jacobson, Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer.