The Most Rev. Claude W. Miller


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Christ Church Cathedral
150 Church Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, July 3, 2023
Christ Church Cathedral
150 Church Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of The Most Rev. Claude W. Miller

June 26, 1944 – June 27, 2023

Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and raised in Salmon Beach, Claude was the son of Claude Robert Miller and Veda (Breckenridge) Miller. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Sydney, sister Shirley Irvine, brother-in-law George Irvine, and his beloved in-laws Stanley and Gertrude Daley.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon (Daley) Miller, two daughters Melanie (Andrew) Cromwell and Jennifer (Carl) Crouse, his three grandsons Sam (Arielle), Will (Caroline) and Jacob, brothers Hanson (Hazel) and Terry (Barbara), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Claude graduated from New Brunswick Technical Institute in Moncton in 1964, working as a draftsman and eventually becoming partner, and then owner of DeStecher, Miller and Law & Associates. Also, he graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology in 1988, ordained a Deacon in 1988, and ordained as a Priest in 1989. He served the Parishes of Kingston and Bathurst, and after retiring, in Fredericton Junction and New Maryland. Claude was elected Coadjutor Bishop in 2003, and became the 9th Diocesan Bishop later that year. He was also the 22nd Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada from 2009-2014.

Claude’s favourite place was the family homestead in Salmon Beach on the beautiful Bay of Chaleur. But above all, Claude cherished time with his family, and he never missed the opportunity to tell us all how proud he was of us.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2023, at Christ Church Cathedral from 2 – 6 pm. A funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, on Monday, July 3rd, 2023, at 11 am, with The Most Rev. David Edwards, The Very Rev. Geoffrey Hall, The Right Rev. William Hockin, and The Rev. Canon Albert Snelgrove officiating. A livestream of the service will be available at the following link:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Medley, Christ Church Cathedral Restoration Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

Prepared by Jennifer, his favourite daughter (please don’t tell Melanie).

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