Bob Miller


ob Miller worked as a xxx for BC Parks during the 1950s through the early 1970s and was a keen observer of the natural history of Wells Gray Park and surrounding areas. Like his wife Hettie Miller, he kept a detailed diary of his observations over a xxx-year period dating from the 1950s to his passing in xxx. Key entries from his diary appear here: xxx

Robert George “Bob” Miller passed away on May 7, 2006 at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, British Columbia. He was 89 years of age. Bob leaves to mourn his son, Peter Miller of Clearwater, grandchildren Max (Noelle) Bauer, Shannon Bauer, Chelsey Miller and Caitlin Miller, great grandchildren Jake and Jenna Bauer, plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Henrietta “Hettie”, and by his daughter, Anne.

Bob came to Clearwater in 1922 at the age of six, with his parents, Isabella Gertrude Miller (nee Grant) and his father, Otto Miller, from Gordon Head, near Victoria, BC. The family established a strawberry farm in the North Thompson.

Throughout his life, Bob was close to nature. He was a naturalist, a gardener, a logger, a trapper, a fisheries officer, and a park warden. Because of his knowledge of the woods, Bob was often thought of as Clearwater’s “bush man”. Bob loved to help others by sharing his knowledge of the woods and of gardening. Bob is also remembered for the Christmas trees he grew and sold, his “six hour caramel”, as well as his flowers. In his later years, Bob’s six cats and his dog, Kardu, became very special to him.

Bob Miller