Sarah Miller

Obituary of Sarah Carmelia Miller

Sarah, lovingly known as Sally, passed away peacefully at home, after a short battle with cancer on Thursday April 22, 2021. She was predeceased by her first husband David Lyle (1972), with whom she had six children; and her second husband, Stanley Miller (1995).

 

Sarah Carmelia Laylor was born on April 22, 1932 to the late Arthur and Josephine Laylor in the small district of Salmon Town in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica. 

 

In 1974, with the help of her sister Ruby, she along with her six children immigrated to Canada.  

Sarah worked extremely hard saving every penny she could to ensure that none of her children was disadvantaged or in want.  She loved and molded her children, encouraging them to strive for the stars and she instilled in them the importance of education. She walked the talk by going back to school obtaining her certification as a Personal Support Worker. She worked at Central Park Lodge for many years working hard caring for the residents with love and compassion.  She was so revered that when she retired she received a plaque from her patients as well as a beautiful retirement party. 

 

In retirement, she spent the fall and winter months in Jamaica farming; tending to her flowers; hosting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as helping those in need.  She found joy in having company over, there was never a day where a visitor did not come by to say hello to Ms. Sally and she never let them leave with an empty stomach.  She was deeply loved and greatly admired by many. When news of her illness spread her children were in awe of the sheer amount of love and well wishes she received.  It truly gave her the strength to endure her toughest of days.

 

Sarah was larger than life. She treated everyone with love, respect and kindness, while on the other hand she was not one to be trifled with. Her strength, fierceness and tenacity was unparalleled. She loved to dance and could always be found on the dance floor during any and every family event. 

 

She was a loving sister, mother,step-mother, aunt and cousin; cherished grandmother; wonderful great grandmother; and a dear friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

 

Although Sarah loved flowers very much, she also found joy in helping others.  Flowers can be sent to New Haven Funeral Center or a donation can be made to Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center (https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute) in memory of Sarah Miller.

 

The family of Sarah Miller will like to thank you all for you thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement.

 

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PANDEMIC CAPACITY UPDATE: 

INDOOR CEREMONIES: 10 person maximum capacity permitted in the entire funeral home

CHAPEL CAPACITY: 10 person maximum

OUTDOOR CEREMONIES: 10 person maximum at the cemetery.

Please note: children and babies also account for numbers.

Staff will continuously be monitoring capacity numbers. Once we have reached capacity, guests will be asked to remain outside, as there is NO gathering in the funeral centre at anytime.

 

Thursday
27
May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 27, 2021
New Haven Funeral Centre Inc.
7025 Legion Rd
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
905-678-8922
Friday
28
May

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Friday, May 28, 2021
New Haven Funeral Centre Inc.
7025 Legion Rd
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
905-678-8922
Viewing from 9-10am

Burial

Glenview Memorial Gardens
7541 Hwy. 50
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
(905)851-0668
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