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Miller, Ian S.

Miller, Ian Scott, LicAc, CA, CPA.
Passed away surrounded by family at home on September 25, 2018. Ian is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edna, his children Heather, Kyle (Laurel), and Drew (Christina), his 7 grandchildren: Devon, Garrett, Matthew, Julie, Danika, Ryan and Kian and his brother Roy (Linda); predeceased by his faithful companion “Tux”.
Ian was raised in Montreal. He worked for 4 years as an accountant before leaping into the computer field. He spent the rest of his career as either the systems guy in the finance department or the finance guy in the systems department. After moving from Ottawa to Toronto, Ian became a charter member of Toastmasters’ Bay Street Breakfast Club, where he remained active for over 20 years. He continued to use his accounting skills as auditor for the Eagle Lake Property Owners Association (ELPOA) for his favourite retreat at the family cottage and Treasurer for the Village by the Arboretum Residents’ Association (VBARA) in Guelph. Church was important to Ian and he was active in congregations wherever he lived, particularly reveling in his alter ego of “Stew Ward”, whom he introduced to several churches. His graduation quote in the 1960 McGill yearbook appropriately reads “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” [Francis Bacon].
A memorial service will take place at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph on Saturday October 13th at 2pm with a reception to follow at Reid Hall, Village by the Arboretum Recreation Centre. If you would like, please share your memories of Ian at for the family and to share at the reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Chalmers Community Services ( or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

A tree will be planted in memory of Ian S. Miller in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

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