Si Miller

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Silas Miller

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Died: February 22, 2014 (Cornwall, Ontario)

Member: Cornwall (Ont.) Sports Hall of Fame (1975)

 

The old indoor hockey rink in the Ontario border city of Cornwall was named Si Miller Arena in honour of the city’s longtime parks and recreation director. Miller held the position from 1963 until retirement at the end of 1994, when the Water Street Arena was renamed in his honour. The building was demolished in 2012.

Miller served as a director of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association from 1969 until 1971. He was a director of the Ottawa district hockey governing body for eight years, including two as president. He also coached hockey teams from atom to juvenile and regularly attended the annual peewee tournament in Quebec.

As a youth, Miller played hockey, lacrosse, softball and baseball under the Our Citizens of Tomorrow program. He later played senior baseball for five seasons in the Northern New York League. He also played hockey with the Inkerman (Ont.) Rockets and other local intermediate teams.

Miller died at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre in Cornwall, aged 84. He leaves Joan (née Laperle), his wife of 60 years; a son; two daughters; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and, two sisters. He was predeceased by a brother.

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