Miller, James Arnold “Jim”

February 6, 1953 – April 28, 2012
at the age of 58 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, May 5th, 2012    1:00 p.m.
Shuswap Community Church
3151 6th Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim Miller on April 28, 2012 in Salmon Arm, BC.

Born on February 6, 1953 in New Westminster, BC to Boyd and Marjorie Miller.  He was raised in Surrey, BC later moving to Boston Bar and finally settling in Salmon Arm in 1999.

Jim spent most of his life as a Heavy Duty Mechanic with the Operating Engineers, Local 115, taking him to jobs throughout BC with the last big project being the construction of the Revelstoke Dam.   He enjoyed driving for Emil Anderson Maintenance in Boston Bar for several years and finally settling into his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own little farm here in Salmon Arm.

Jim was predeceased by his brother George in infancy and parents, Marjorie Isabel Miller, 1992 and Harvey Boyd Miller, 1994.

Jim is survived by his wife Sharleen, three sons Marcus, Jared and Spencer, many relatives and lifelong friends.

Jim enjoyed the simple pleasures in life; Family and friends, taking his girls (Gal and Tipper) for short drives daily, going to Tim’s for coffee and spending time going to auctions, whether it be near or far.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, V1E 1J2 with Pastor Ben Hall officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Shriners Travel Fund, 3550 Wayburne Dr., Burnaby, BC, V5G 3K9 or a charity of your choice.


  1. We are holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We have sent a donation to the Shrine Travel fund in Jim’s memory.

    Chuck & Elaine Armstrong

  2. Dear Sharleen and family

    So very sorry for your great loss and our hearts go out to you. As a cousin to Jim and knowing Jim and his family was as good as it gets. Jim would take his shirt off to anyone that needed help. His acts of kindness and true compassion for his family,relatives and good friends was awesome. I remember many things about Jim some of which I will hold to my heart and never forget. Sharleen and the boys we think of you and wish to send our condolences as we cannot be there at this time however we are there in spirit. May gods presence be with you right now and assure you he will be with you and lead you.
    Take care folks and be good to yourself and that we extend our deepest sorrow to you and the boys at this time.
    God Bless,
    Pete&Carol Unwin

  3. Dear Sharleen, Marcus, Jared and Spencer,
    Jim’s gentleness and love came through in his quiet ways. Although we didn’t see Jim (my cousin once removed?) and the rest of you often, we enjoyed the time together when meeting in Surrey or staying with you in SA. (goes double for Valerie.)
    May you feel his love with you today and as you carry on without him.
    Jackie, Ben, Kevin and Valerie

  4. Dear Sharleen and family

    So very sorry for your great loss and our hearts go out to you. Wish you and the boys all the strength and love in this very hard time. Will always remember Jim at Shuswap.

    Take care, Love Clay, Laura,Colton & Shayla

  5. Dear Sharleen and family

    So very sorry for your great loss and our hearts go out to you. Wish you and the boys all the best in this very hard time. Will always remember Jim at Shuswap.

    Take care, Love Clay, Laura, Colton & Shayla

  6. We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. He was my older cousin who took me on a lot of great adventures, letting me drive his truck,when we crossed the Ferry to North Bend (13 years old), Water skiing, road trips to Osoyoos, and haying in the Shuswap. I am sure that equipment auctions and coffee shops across BC will notice his absence. Keep his memory strong in your heart.

    Bryan, Kim, Connor, Emily and Eric

  7. Dear Sharleen and family,

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a very good friend and I have many fond memories of times spent with him. He was a big help to me when I was starting my apprenticeship at the dam. Jim was well thought of by many and will be sorely missed. Please take care and take comfort in the Lord.

    Patrick Savard

  8. Hi Sharleen, Marcus, Jared & Spencer

    Bob & I feel so fortunate to have meet Jim back in the Nahatlatch days. Then meeting you at Magna Bay and watching all our kids grow up. Jim will surely be missed. A big hug to you and the boys and the girls(Gal & Tipper). Remember, we have lots of room at Magna Bay, we would love to see you.

    Love Bob, Debbie, Dayna & Nicole

  9. Dear Sharleen, Marcus, Jared and Spencer,
    Jay and I (Brady) wish you all the best during this very difficult time. Since we heard the news of Jim’s passing we have been looking back and remembering many of the good times we were able to share with him. ‘Uncle’ Jim is very special to us, indeed to all of the Ambler family. Jim played an important role in our lives, especially during our childhood. His presence, friendship and example will be surely missed.
    Brady and Jay Ambler

  10. so sorry to hear about jim, don’t hesitate to call or drop in if you need to talk. you know we understand what your feeling,but remember to lean on others for help.

  11. Hi Sharleen and boys,

    It is a while since I have seen you, but Toad always remembers the times he spent out at your farm. He was shocked and upset for all of you. You have a great family and I know you will give each other strength. There is no word that can ease the pain, I know Jim will be in your hearts forever. Take care of each other, we all feel your loss.

    The Armstrongs ( Brad, Christine, Toad and Kit)

  12. Dear Sharleen, Jared and family. I am Mackenzies’ Gramma Judi. We have not had the pleasure of meeting either you or Jim before his passing, but just wanted to give you our condolences. Jared is a wonderful young man and I am sure his Dad was very proud of him. We are very saddened by you lose. Jared has come to mean a lot to our family. His sorrow is felt by us all. Judi

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