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Obituary for Howard John "Sam" MILES

MILES: Howard John “Sam”, 83, of Shakespeare passed away in Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

He was born at Kitchener on July 9, 1940, a son of the late John and Ruby (Boshart) Miles.

He married Sandra Carole (Wilkie) Miles at Kitchener on December 1, 1962. She predeceased him on August 26, 2019. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Beverly “Bev” Brodhagen on April 8, 2020.

Sam is survived by his son, Paul Miles; his daughter, Barbara “Barb” Riehl (Mark); his son-in-law, Roger Brodhagen; four grandchildren, Erica Miles-Worden, Brandon Roth, Kristin Roth, Laine Rebecca Sullivan (Joe Cadieux); two sisters, Alice Becker (Alfred) and Nancy Oswald; four brothers, Bill Miles, Ken Miles (Judy deceased), Rick Miles (Jane), Charles Miles (Donna); sister-in-law, Linda Miles; Goddaughter, Susan Thompson; several nieces, nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by two brothers, David Miles and John Miles; his sister-in-law, Delores Becker; his brother-in-law, Gordon Jantzi.

Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Rob Congram will officiate. Interment in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, North Easthope. Reception following.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Canadian Mental Health or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at