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David I. Miller

Funeral service for the late David I. Miller, 77, Antigonish, was held November 4 in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sydney. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery. 
Mr. Miller died November 1, 2018, at home.
Born in North Sydney, he was a son of Faye Florence
Funeral service for the late David I. Miller, 77, Antigonish, was held November 4 in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sydney. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery. Mr. Miller died November 1, 2018, at home. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of Faye Florence Wolfson and Charles Cyril Miller. He graduated from Thompson High School in 1959 and McGill University, Montreal, in 1963. Availing himself of a Rotary International Scholarship, he spent the following year travelling the world, before pursuing an MBA at Columbia University in New York City. His professional career began in Montreal with the Bank of Montreal. In 1967, he took a position with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where he met Aida Arnold, and married in 1972. They moved to Cape Breton in 1974, where he worked as vice president of development with the Cape Breton Development Corporation, DEVCO. They moved back to Washington in 1982, where he represented Canada with the Inter-American Development Bank. They ultimately moved to Antigonish in 1988, where he and his wife operated McDonald franchises in Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury until 2012. He kept himself well informed on local Antigonish issues and events where his presence and participation were constants. He and his wife were instrumental in Antigonish being recognized for a civic beautification award. His dream of creating a venue to promote local artists became a reality with the opening of the Antigonish Art Fair. He took great satisfaction with the establishment of the Arts House in Antigonish, where artists and students have access to a creative environment and to share their skills, passion and vibrancy with others. He was also a farmer, spending his days at their property in Big Intervale cultivating potatoes, making maple syrup, or finding some excuse to play with his tractor. His interest in power generation led to the construction of a water driven turbine that powered their home. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Aida Arnold; brother, Peter Miller (Rochelle); sister-in-law, Karen Miller; nephew, David Mark Miller; niece, Jennifer Rebecca Miller-Wolfson; great-nephew, Charlie Wolfson; great-niece, Shayna Wolfson. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences: www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

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