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MILLER, Ian

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ian Miller, born July 2nd, 1949 in Toronto, Ontario, who passed away at the Wakefield Hospital on June 18, 2023 at the age of 73.

Ian was a loving husband to Mary for over 40 years and was the proud father of Kate and Daniel: they were his finest accomplishment. He also leaves behind his best buddy, Molly the pug. He was a man of many passions, finding joy in everything from wine and travel to cooking and music. He succeeded in sharing this joy with any and all invited into his kitchen. Ian always brought warmth and kindness to any table he sat at with quiet enjoyment. It is this presence that will be missed most.

Ian’s life was celebrated at his best-loved local, the Kaffe 1870 on August 20. Surrounded with family and friends from Fort William, Quebec,Belleville, Ontario and his special place, Wakefield, Ian had a fine send-off. Wine, Guinness,song, music, good food and fun: all of these were his favourite things.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

News

A fiery 40th

Wakefield’s treasured wooden bridge – a village icon that had spanned the Gatineau River for 69 years – was a fiery inferno. Villagers were out on their docks or scattered along the riverbank, watching the structure crack and bust apart span by span – many of them, like Garnett and her partner, Norma Walmsley, aghast as the violent flames tore through the nearly 90 metres of wood in a matter of minutes. It was precisely 40 years ago from this edition’s publication date. 

Sports

Rapids sauce free hockey gear to aspiring Crosbys

Organized by the Paugan Falls Rapids hockey team and Next Shift Hockey, the “Gear up for glory” event on the Heritage Hall lawn in Low on July 6 will provide new or lightly used hockey equipment for free to youth aged three to 18.

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