|Mrs. William N. Miller, nee Allison Calvern Archibald, of 48 Bellevue Street, Edmundston, N.B., passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Hospital on the afternoon of November 20th, 1988, at the age of 93 years and 6 months. Born in Millerton the 12th of May, 1895 she was the daughter of Alexander and Annie Maude (Hartt) Archibald. Her maternal grandfather, John Hartt, a shoemaker, together with his twin brother, William, is reputed to have been associated with the Hartt Shoe Company.
Mrs. Miller was the last surviving member of her parents' family of nine, three boys and six girls, including a set of twin daughters.
She married William Nathan Miller of Edmundston, N.B., on the 14th of November 1910, with the ceremony being conducted by Rev. S. J. MacArthur, the Presbyterian minister at the Manse in Newcastle, N.B. The Millers originally made their home in Millerton, subsequently Lower Derby, Bathurst, and in the early 20's moved to Edmundston. Nathan was employed by Fraser Companies Limited and retired as Steam Plant Superintendent in 1947. He passed away on August 16th, 1949 at the age of 71.
Nathan and Allison had a family of eight, 6 daughters and two sons, two of which, a son, Willard MacDonald and a daughter, Barbara Marilyn, died in infancy. Annie Emily, of Campbellton, N.B., is the widow of the late Oscar Charles Richards. Ruby Aileen is the wife of George Russell Allison, residents of Edmundston, Muriel Pearl, of Bangor, Maine, is the widow of Basil Relland Fox, Audrey Gladys, wife of Hue Groves, Albert Donald Archibald (Don), who is married to Elizabeth Shirley, nee Stephens, both couples also residents of Edmundston, and Margaret Louise, wife of Richmond Harley (Dick) Hayward, of Peterborough, Ontario.
Mrs. Miller also leaves to mourn twenty grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Miller has been a member of St. Paul's United Church since coming to Edmundston and in earlier years was a member of the ladies group now known as the U.C.W. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was active in that organization up until a few years ago.
Allison was a keen traveller, an ardent correspondent and had a real love for her native province. Her travels took her to numerous parts of the United States and Canada, also visited Bermuda on a number of occasions. Travelling the length and breadth of New Brunswick she knew the province like the back of her hand. Her stream of correspondence was directed to all members of her family, sisters, brother, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and, of course, friends.
The funeral took place at two o'clock, Tuesday, November 22nd, at St. Paul's United Church, with the service being conducted by the Rev. Garth Caseley. Pallbearers were Larry and Danny Fox, Bev Groves, Sandy and Pat Miller, grandsons, and Chris Comeau. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery, Edmundston. The ladies of St. Paul's hosted a reception in the church hall for family and friends, following interment.