In Memory

Melissa Miller (Egilson)

Cadets, we lost Melissa on August 2nd, 2016.  Here is information found from her obituary.  The link to it is below.

Melissa peacefully passed away after a 2 and a half year battle with colon cancer. Melissa was an amazing wife to Lyal, with whom she had 5 amazing children, Bobby (Jackie), Katie (Mike), Aimee (Scott), Ian and Brielle. She had 9 grandchildren, Riley, Kyla, Vincent, Brenna, Dylan, Tristan, Terrence, Julia and Sarah, who were her favourite people. She will be remembered by her 3 sisters, Roberta, Laura and Michelle and their spouses, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and Elton John. She was predeceased by her dad and mom (Bob and Thelma Miller) and her father-in-law and mother-in-law (Jim and June Egilson), her brother in law Andy Johnson, and sister in laws Christine Egilson and Florine Campbell.

Her world was being a mother and a nannie. She was an avid sports fan, loving the Seattle Seahawks and the Winnipeg Jets, but nothing was more exciting than something her kids or grandkids played. You would always see her cheering on the sidelines, with her camera and a Starbucks, always their number one fan! She was also “bench mom” to the other kids on the teams, picking up surrogate kids and grandkids everywhere she went. Always up for a spontaneous road trip, however, lord help you if you tried to drive!! But mainly, she was positive and happy, and she wanted everyone else to be happy! I mean, look at that smile!! Cancer did not beat her! She beat cancer by spending every single second with those she loved. And one last time, from the 12th man, GO SEAHAWKS!

A Celebration of Life for Melissa will be held on Saturday August 13th from 2-4pm at the Canad Inns Polo Park. Please wear your favourite sports jersey!

Below is a link to her memory page.  Her family would love for all friends, old and new, to contribute their stories and love they have for Milissa.