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Chelsey Shea Miller

May 31, 1987 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 34)

Obituary

Chelsey (our Miracle baby) was born on May 31, 1987, in Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She weighed 1 LB – 9 oz. with a multitude of respiratory problems and remained there for 7 months before returning home to Fort Nelson when she weighed almost 5 LBS. 

She continued to have health issues for the next few years and was on oxygen until she was about four years old. Within that time, she was airlifted to Vancouver six times to get the medical attention she needed.  And each time she bounced back and feisty as ever.

She attended school in Fort Nelson until she turned 9 and the family transferred to Fort St John, BC. Where she lived for the next five years. In FSJ she took up Irish Dancing for several years and enjoyed trips to competitions in Edmonton & Calgary.

She was always such a happy girl with a big smile. We had great times together as a family, with her cousins, neighbours & friends. She enjoyed trips to Ireland, England, Chicago & Newfoundland to visit family & friends.

Our family moved to Prince George when she was 14 and she went to Duchess Park High School where she graduated in 2005 with a lot of help from her mother.

For most of these years she her pet “pepper” a little black dog & they were great buddies.

Not long after graduation, she started dating the love of her life Raymond Miller back when he had blue hair. 

Chelsey & Ray moved to Nanaimo for a few years to gain more life experiences and check out opportunities there.

In 2010 they made plans to get married the following year, the wedding was held in her parent’s back yard and many of you were in attendance.  Chelsey thought we’d have a few hot-dogs & burgers as she didn’t want a big fuss.  That was a family gathering for both families to come together from far and wide to enjoy a very memorable weekend. And a little later they enjoyed their honeymoon in Mexico.

As a couple they didn’t want much, just each other. They went to work separately but outside of that they were always together and happy in each other’s company.   

In 2014 they moved to Penticton where they settled into a comfortable way of life.

Chelsey was so happy working at the retirement home, and she always had stories to tell about the residents.  They loved her there as she was such a big personality. 

She then decided to go back to school to study “Early Childhood Education” and was within a couple of weeks of completing it. Again, the children loved her, and she so looked forward to working with them.

And now she rests in the arms of her grandmother

A celebration of life will be livestreamed 11am Saturday, January 15, 2022

in Lieu of flowers please consider donating to the children's hospital http://www.bcchildrens.ca/donate.

 


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