Brigid (Drody) Miller, January 1st, 1937 – November 5th, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brigid
on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at the age of 85.

She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years Jimmy (James) Miller who loved and adored her beyond words, as well as her daughters Pearl (Denis) and Maureen, her grandchildren Jamie (François), Emma (Calvin), Joe (Méliane), Nolan and Brigid, along with many very special relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased by her son Richard (Dick) in 2017.

Brigid was born on January 1st, 1937 in Douglastown (Gaspé) to late Joseph and late Pearl (Grant) Drody and grew up surrounded by love and music. She was the youngest of her late siblings Olga, Gerald, Kathleen, Mary Ellen, Joseph, Anthony and Johnny.  She and Jimmy married in Gaspé in 1960 and moved their young family to Howick in 1967.

Like many of their Gaspesian relatives and friends, they always kept close Gaspé ties, but made their home in Howick, where they made many close friends on Fertile Creek, at the Howick Curling Club, at the Lanterne, as well as with many other fellow music lovers from the Valley.

Brigid excelled at most things she did. She was an extraordinary hostess, cook, seamstress and artist, but her greatest passion was always music.

She played numerous musical instruments but her most exceptional gift was that of accompanying old time fiddlers with her amazing talent on guitar. And with her ‘roadie’ Jimmy by her side, she played at endless gatherings; in the Valley, ‘down home’ in Gaspé, and for over 30 years at the annual Pembroke Fiddle Contests.

Up until her final days, she continued to touch the lives of the people around her with her gentle composure and kind soul. She will be sadly missed by us all, but the sorrow of losing her will never take away from the joy of having known and loved her.

Our family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks
to the kind staff of the Centre Hébergement Ormstown,
who went above and beyond in their care of Brigid during her final years.
…..♥…..

A celebration of life and a cemetery burial will take place
in Douglastown, Gaspé, in the summer of 2023.

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C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès de Brigid,
survenu le samedi 5 novembre 2022, à l’âge de 85 ans.

Elle manquera pour toujours à son mari des 62 dernières années, Jimmy (James) Miller, qui l’aimait et l’adorait au-delà des mots, ainsi qu’à ses filles Pearl (Denis) et Maureen, ses petits-enfants Jamie (François), Emma (Calvin), Joe (Méliane), Nolan et Brigid, et à de nombreux parents très spéciaux et amis chers. Elle a été prédécédée par son fils Richard (Dick) en 2017.

Brigid est née le 1er janvier 1937 à Douglastown (Gaspé). Fille de feu Joseph et feu Pearl (Grant) Drody, elle a grandi entourée d’amour et de musique, la plus jeune de ses feus frères et sœurs Olga, Gerald, Kathleen, Mary Ellen, Joseph, Anthony et Johnny.

Elle et Jimmy se sont mariés à Gaspé en 1960 et ont déménagé leur jeune famille à Howick en 1967. Comme beaucoup de leurs parents et amis gaspésiens, ils ont toujours gardé des liens serrés avec Gaspé, mais ont bâti leur foyer à Howick où ils se sont fait de nombreux amis proches sur Fertile Creek, au Club de curling de Howick, à la Lanterne, ainsi qu’avec beaucoup d’autres amateurs de musique de la Vallée.

Brigid excellait dans la plupart des choses qu’elle entreprenait ; elle était une hôtesse, une cuisinière, une couturière et une artiste hors pair, mais sa plus grande passion a toujours été la musique. Elle jouait de nombreux instruments de musique, mais son don le plus exceptionnel était d’accompagner les violoneux d’antan grâce à son incroyable talent à la guitare. Avec son “roadie” Jimmy à ses côtés, elle a joué lors d’innombrables rassemblements, dans la Vallée, à Gaspé et, pendant plus de 30 ans, lors des concours annuels de violon de Pembroke.

Jusqu’à ses derniers jours, elle a continué à toucher la vie des gens qui l’entouraient grâce à son calme et à sa gentillesse. Elle nous manquera à tous, mais le deuil n’enlèvera jamais la joie de l’avoir connue et aimée.

Notre famille tient à remercier de tout cœur
le personnel du Centre Hébergement Ormstown qui s’est surpassé
pour prendre soin de Brigid durant ses dernières années.
…..♥…..
Une célébration de la vie et une inhumation au cimetière
auront lieu à Douglastown à l’été 2023.

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    My sincere sympathies to Jim, Pearl & Maureen & families. May you all be comforted with the memories of the happy times spent together.


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    My sincere condolences. May your fond memories of Brigid bring you comfort during this time.


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    Dear Jimmy, Pearl, Maureen and all the grand children, our sincere sympathy. Bernie Orian


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    J’ai eu l’occasion de rencontrer votre mère lors de ses soins. Je garde en souvenir son sourire, ses beaux yeux brillants lorsque quelqu’un venait lui jouer de la guitare. Mes sincères condoléances a la famille .


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    Deepest sympathies to all of Brigid’s family. We know she was well loved and will be sadly missed.


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    Pearl & Family

    My thoughts are with you Pearl
    May your many wonderful memories help you at this sad time.

    E. Rennie (Cookie)


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    Deepest sympathies, she was a real lady and a wonderful musician. My thoughts are with you all.


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    I thought the World of your Mum, a Wonderful Lady who could Brighten up a room with her presence, Our Sympathy to you all ❤️


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    Jimmy, Pearl, Dick and Maureen, what a beautiful tribute for such a sweet woman.
    Our sympathies to you all, she has left you with some wonderful memories xoxo Heather & Kenny


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    My sympathies to Pearl, Maureen and Jimmy and all the families and friends..Rest in Peace Bridget..


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    Our deepest sympathies to the family. She was a wonderful woman and I have many fond memories of her. May she rest in peace


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    Our condolences to Jim,Pearl & all the family – we have fond memories of Brigid playing her guitar.


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    All my sympathy to my cousin, Brigid. I remember her playing the guitar at my parents’ home in Brossard. I am Rita White’s daughter.


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    Our condolences to the family,didn’t know her well but did have the pleasure on a few occasions


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    Our hearts are saddened at the loss of such a special lady, my aunt who always welcomed us warmly into her home along with Jimmy, our idol couple… our family gatherings were special times and the music created a special bond. Our memories of our time spent together are precious. Rest in peace dear Aunt Brigid, heaven is a sweeter place with a new member in the band…much love, Debbie & Hayden Sams


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    What a beautiful tribute. My condolences go out to the whole family and know she will be missed.


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    My sympathies to the entire family. She was always full of smiles, a friendly hello and made you feel welcome.


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    Brigid was like a second mom to me. Her twinkling eyes, kind ways and gentle smile will stay with me forever. I hope the pain of her loss is quickly replaced by the loving memories you have all shared.


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    Our sympathy to all, Brigid was always so pleasant to speak with, she was such a kind and gentle lady.
    RIP Brigid


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    Our heart is so saddened to hear of the passing of Brigid. A beautiful lady who touched the lives of so many. Our deepest sympathy to her family. We will meet you all down home in the summer of 2023.
    R.I.P. dear Brigid
    Murray & Elizabeth (Girard) Rehel


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    We will certainly miss this great lady. Our sympathy to Jimmy and All her family.


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    I wish to express my deepest sympathies for such a great loss. I am sure she will always be in your thoughts and hearts. Gone but never forgotten.


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    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs from all the family.


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    My deepest sympathies to Pearl and Maureen. I will always remember her wonderful smile. I always felt like a member of the family whenever I visited on Fertile Creek. She was an exceptional person with a huge heart.


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    To Pearl, Maureen and your famiies I send you my deepest condolences on the death of your Mom. She was a very special lady. She was always ready to play a tune, especially to entertain the folks at the Centre Hébergement in Ormstown. She has left your family with memories you will treasure forever.
    Sharon Weippert