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Olive Miller

F, #417, b. 11 February 1922, d. 7 August 2019
Last Edited: 16 Oct 2019

Parents:

Father*: Alexander Miller chiropodist b. 6 May 1897, d. 20 Dec 1978
Mother*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker b. 7 Oct 1899, d. 22 Sep 1956
  • Birth*: Olive Miller was born on 11 February 1922 at St Mary & St Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .1
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Olive Miller married Henry O Lamoureux, son of Hormidas Lamoureux and Carlene Somebody, on 19 December 1941 at Tay Square Church, St Mary & St Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Dundee Girl Weds Canadian
    Groom's Brother as Best Man

    Miss Olive Miller, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander Miller. 25 Perth Road, Dundee, was married in Tay Square Church, Dundee, to-day to a Canadian soldier, who had as his best man his brother, also a soldier from Canada.
    The bridegroom was Cpl. Henry 0. Lamoureux, R.C.E., second son of Mr H. Lamoureux, Fort Saskatchewan. Alberta, Canada, and of the late Mrs Lamoureux.
    The bride, whose father gave her away, favoured a lovely dress of ivory moire silk attractively adorned with lace. Her veil, lent by Mrs Hackney, was held in place by an orange blossom headdress. and she carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and pink carnations.
    Miss Kay N. Miller, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She worn a graceful frock of powder blue lace over crepe-de-chine and wore a becoming silver Juliet cap. Deep lilac chrysanthemums composed her bouquet.
    Spr. J. A. Lamoureux, R.C.E. was best man, and Rev. John Conway, grand-uncle of the bride, conducted the service in the absence through illness of Rev. A. M. Moodie.
    Mr Robert Bayne was organist. Ushers were Messrs James Arklay and Arthur Brown.
    A reception was held in Kidd's Rooms.2,3
  • (Bride) Marriage: Olive Miller married Murray Keyes circa 1970 at Alberta, Canada, .
  • (Deceased) Death*: Olive Miller died on 7 August 2019 at St Albert Retirement Residence, 125 Everitt Drive, St Albert, Alberta, Canada, , at age 97 KEYES, Olive
    (Lamoureux Miller)
    Born February 11, 1922; passed on August 7, 2019. Mom was predeceased by her lovely sisters in Scotland and by her son Colin in 1981. She was also predeceased by her loving husband Henry Lamoureux and by second husband Murray Keyes. And by the many siblings and their spouses comprising Henry's family. She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn and Rhoda, and her son, Ian plus her daughter-in-law, Sandra and grandchildren, great- grandchildren and nieces and nephews too numerous to mention, both in Canada and Scotland. Mom was born in Dundee, Scotland, where she lived until being whisked away to Canada by Henry along with two very young children (Evelyn and Ian), to begin a new life in a completely unfamiliar country. Happily, she was warmly embraced by Henry's rather large family. Mom was a remarkable woman who lived an unremarkable life. It's likely fair to say that Mom never uttered an unkind word about anyone (even if deserved). We are very sorry to lose this special lady but we take comfort knowing that she was prepared to go and that we had her with us for longer than we ever thought possible. We are grateful for the care provided by St. Albert Retirement Residence, where Mom spent the last few months of her life. We are also immensely grateful to Dr. Sadia Shakil simply stated, the care and support she provided to Mom far exceeded what one could reasonably expect from a care provider. This note of remembrance could not conclude without expressing profound gratitude to Evelyn and Rhoda for the extraordinary devotion shown by both to Mom over the years. Rhoda, in particular, was tireless in helping attend to Mom's needs upon her relocation to St. Albert. Pursuant to Mom's wishes, and in keeping with her humble nature. There will not be a funeral service nor a celebration of life. Following Cremation her remains will be interred in the family plot in Lamoureux, Alberta.
    Published on August 13, 2019.4
  • (Witness) Photograph: She is in this photograph taken say September 1922 along with Alexander Miller chiropodist, Kate Nicolson shirt maker.5
    1922 Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Alexander Miller with their first child, Olive
  • (Witness) Church Records: Olive Miller born Feb 11 1922 and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister, Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist and Hope Myra Conway Miller were recorded in Tay Square Church Baptism record book : baptised by John Mansie with Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker on 23 March 1932.6
  • (Witness) Photograph: Olive Miller is in this photograph taken on 7 February 1934 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Alexander Miller chiropodist, Kate Nicolson shirt maker, Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister, Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.7
    Probably taken to celebrate the baptism of their youngest daughter, Rhoda, which took place on February 7th, 1934
    L-R: Olive, Hope, Alec, Kate holding Rhoda, Marion, Kay
  • Married Name: As of 19 December 1941, her married name was Lamoureux.2
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: Olive Miller was present when Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister was solo violin playing Mendlessohn's Violin Concerto in Em.
    She wore her sister Olive's wedding gown. in 1942 at Caird Hall, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .8
  • (Witness) Photograph: Olive Miller is in this photograph taken say November 1942 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Kate Nicolson shirt maker, Catherine Reilly.9
    1942 - 4 generations - L-R Catherine (Reilly) Nicolson, Evelyn Lamoureux, Olive (Miller) Lamoureux, Kate (Nicolson) Miller
  • (Witness) Photograph: Olive Miller is in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Kate Nicolson shirt maker, Rhoda Nicolson Miller and Colin Joseph Lamoureux.10
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
    L-R Kate Nicolson Miller, Colin Joseph Lamoureux, Oliver Miller Lamoureux, Rhoda Nicolson Miller Francis
  • (Witness) Death: Olive Miller lost her mother Kate Nicolson shirt maker on 22 September 1956 at 31 Farington Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Kate Miller married to Alexander Miller chiropodist, 1956 September twenty second 7h 20m am 31 Farington Street Dundee, female aged 56 years, parents Alfred Henry Nicolson butcher master (dec) Catherine Nicolson ms Riley (dec), cause scirrhus of breast multiple metastases as cert by W Fyffe Dorward MBChB, signed W Ewan Conway cousin 16 Burn Street Dundee, registered 1956 September 22nd at Dundee J H Vaughan assistant registrar, initialed [Jsilby].11
  • DeathofSpouse*: In 1969 Olive's husband died; Canada.
  • Married Name: As of circa 1970, her married name was Keyes.
  • (Witness) Obituary: She was mentioned in the Obituary of Alexander Miller chiropodist on 20 December 1978; Obituary Dundee "Courier & Advertiser" December 20th, 1978 reads: One of Dundee's first chiropodists and founder member of the Dundee branch of the Society of Chiropody has died following an illness.
    Mr Alexander Miller, 19 School Road, Dundee, died on Wednesday at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He was 81.
    A native of Dundee, Mr Miller was educated at Blackness School, Dundee, before embarking on a course of studies leading to his qualification as a chiropodist.
    As there was no training in chiropody at that time, he studied the necessary medical subjects at Dundee School of Medicine during the 1920's gaining practical experience from colleagues in London.
    Mr Miller had a private practice in Perth Road, Dundee, for many years and retired in 1967.
    During the First World War he served as an orderly in the RAMC with the Black Watch and was taken prisoner in Germany.
    During the Second World War he was in charge of the ARP post at Hawkhill School, Dundee.
    Mr Miller was the Session Clerk at Tay Square Church until it closed, and was an elder of St Paul's.
    For many years he was chairman of the Dundee Boys and Girls Religious Association, and was involved in missionary work throughout the world.
    He is survived by his five daughters and his wife.12
  • DeathofSpouse: In January 2002 Olive's husband died; Canada.

Family:

Henry O Lamoureux b. 1916, d. Feb 1969
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Olive Miller married Henry O Lamoureux, son of Hormidas Lamoureux and Carlene Somebody, on 19 December 1941 at Tay Square Church, St Mary & St Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Dundee Girl Weds Canadian
    Groom's Brother as Best Man

    Miss Olive Miller, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander Miller. 25 Perth Road, Dundee, was married in Tay Square Church, Dundee, to-day to a Canadian soldier, who had as his best man his brother, also a soldier from Canada.
    The bridegroom was Cpl. Henry 0. Lamoureux, R.C.E., second son of Mr H. Lamoureux, Fort Saskatchewan. Alberta, Canada, and of the late Mrs Lamoureux.
    The bride, whose father gave her away, favoured a lovely dress of ivory moire silk attractively adorned with lace. Her veil, lent by Mrs Hackney, was held in place by an orange blossom headdress. and she carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and pink carnations.
    Miss Kay N. Miller, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She worn a graceful frock of powder blue lace over crepe-de-chine and wore a becoming silver Juliet cap. Deep lilac chrysanthemums composed her bouquet.
    Spr. J. A. Lamoureux, R.C.E. was best man, and Rev. John Conway, grand-uncle of the bride, conducted the service in the absence through illness of Rev. A. M. Moodie.
    Mr Robert Bayne was organist. Ushers were Messrs James Arklay and Arthur Brown.
    A reception was held in Kidd's Rooms.2,3

Children:

Colin Joseph Lamoureux+ b. 27 Feb 1947, d. 13 Sep 1980
James Lamoureux b. c 1960, d. c 1960
  • (Witness) History: Five into One –Tay Square Church. Tay Square traces its origins to the secessions of the eighteenth century. From 1743, School Wynd Secession Church flourished, but in 1832, a group of members, dissatisfied over the nomination of a new minister, disjoined to form Tay Square United Secession Church, entering their new church in 1834. Rev. Robert Wardrope, 1807-1840 was called in 1832 to be minister of School Wynd Church, but in consequence of a dispute in that congregation the call was not sustained. Those who supported him left the church, and were formed into a separate congregation —Tay Square —and they at once called Mr Wardrope, but his delicate health prevented his acceptance of the call. He died when only 33 years of age. Still in the church archives, this silhouette of Rev. Robert Wardrope was lent by its owner, Andrew Roxburgh, to be exhibited in the “Old Dundee” exhibition of 1892-93 –held in the Albert Institute (now McManus Galleries).

    The first minister, the Rev. J R McGavin, was elected in 1875 as Moderator of the United Presbyterian Synod. The second, the Rev. Dr Charles Jerdan, became Principal Clerk of the United Free Church General Assembly. Under these two ministers, Tay Square became one of the foremost congregations in the United Presbyterian Church. Mission activities centred on the West Port, Artillery Lane and Hawkhill, the last leading to the founding in 1876 of Hawkhill United Presbyterian Church, which united with Tay Square in 1903.

    Such community interests were extended onto a national scale by the Rev. John Mansie, who as Convener of the Assembly Committee on Social Problems, was largely responsible for the establishment in 1931 of the Belmont Castle Eventide Home. After the union of Tay Square and St. Paul's in 1952, the Tay Square building was reopened as St. Paul's Halls by Mrs Jarvis, wife of the Very Rev. Ernest D Jarvis and daughter of the Rev. John Reid, a former Tay Square minister.

    © Meadowside St. Paul’s 2017. All rights reserved.13
    Tay Square Church - from the book Tay Square Church, Dundee, A Centenary in Retrospect, 1832-1932 [PCC Jun 2017]

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory birth 1922 St Mary & St Peter Dundee 282/01 0169 no image held [Sept 2011].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1941 St Mary & St Peter Dundee 282/01 0292 no image held [Sept 2011].
  3. [S32] Newspaper Article, via Find My Past; Dundee Evening Telegraph 19 Dec 1941 [Feb 2014].
  4. [S32] https://edmontonjournal.remembering.ca/obituary/olive-keyes-1076537129 [Aug 2019].
  5. [S43] PCC.
  6. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , Tay Square Church records at Dundee City Coucil Archives [Sept 2017].
  7. [S43] PCC.
  8. [S43] PCC [Feb 2018].
  9. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  10. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].
  11. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Deaths; Burgh of Dundee; #DC(P)6450 [15 June 2006], Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  12. [S32] Courier & Advertiser, Dundee 20 Dec 1978.
  13. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://www.mspdundee.co.uk/publications
    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5b5054_7424373caf2f49c5ad634cfc70fb4474.pdf
    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5b5054_4efe5d38a65442948fd3e5ad25a55cf3.pdf [May 2019].