Passed away peacefully in Midland with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the age of 86. Miles served as a member of Midland Town Council and his extensive community service included Chair of the Midland Parks Board, the Midland Harbour Board and Vice Chair of the Midland Public Utilities Commission. His community volunteer work included Director of St Andrew’s and Huronia District Hospital Boards. In later years he continued his service as Chair of the Huronia Museum Board. In 2010 Miles was recognized by the Town of Midland and was presented the Award of Merit. In 2012 Miles was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for significant contributions of Canadians in their communities. Miles was a member of the Midland Rotary Club and a 58 year member of the Midland Golf and Country Club. First and foremost Miles was a devoted family man. He was the beloved husband of the late Grace (nee Edgar). Dear father of Liz Gravelle and Alison Blackhurst (Marc Plourde). Loving grandfather of Brittany (Andy), Daniel and Robbie. Great-grandfather of Hunter and Harry. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Dorothy Blackhurst. Miles was the last remaining sibling to 4 sisters and 1 brother. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Midland Golf and Country Club, 9536 Highway 93 North, Midland on Friday, November 1st from 2-5 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Huronia Museum or Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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