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Daniel R. Milliard “beloved husband, father and grandfather”
HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA---Daniel “Dan” Roy Milliard, 73, of Hamilton, formerly of Coudersport, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, following a heroic battle with brain cancer.
Dan was born on Sunday, June 29, 1947, in Fort Fairfield, Maine, a son of Leoned and Alice Shaw Milliard.
He attended American University, Central Missouri State University MBA and University of Tulsa Law. He then moved to Coudersport, Pennsylvania, where he began practicing law before joining Adelphia Communications. He also faithfully served on the Board of Directors of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and Citizens Trust Bank for many years. In 1999, he moved to Toronto, Ontario where he continued successfully leading businesses and serving on various Board of Directors.
Though he was a successful and talented businessman and lawyer, he was an even better father and friend. His successes in life came from his unwavering integrity, trustworthiness, and his ability to relate to everyone he met. He enjoyed hosting friends and family for any occasion, golfing every chance he got, Canadian fishing trips with lifelong friends (where he was crowned the “exalted walleye king”), relaxing with a glass of wine and a book at his cottage on Lake Rosseau, and watching his grandchildren grow.
Dan is survived by his wife Maria, his children—daughter, Allison (Ruyter) of Stoughton, MA, son, John (Amanda) of Wasilla, AK, and their mother, Ann of Abington, MA; his three grandchildren, Lucas, Amelia and Matilda; a stepdaughter, Victoria of Hamilton, Ontario; and his father-in-law Nick of Hamilton, Ontario.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Henry.
A Celebration of Life reception will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Hotel Crittenden, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cole Foundation/Patterson Cancer Center in his memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Dan’s family is being assisted by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dan, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
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