“…children understand; their stories and accomplishments sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.”
Mitch Albom

About Anne, Personal Historian

I have always loved hearing and telling stories. I am the second eldest in a family of ten children who grew up on a small farm in the Eastern Townships of Québec. I recall trying to ambush my busy parents long enough to tell me some “when-I-was-little” stories. As a big sister, I often spent evenings telling my own bedtime stories to my siblings and later, to my children and my grandchildren.

In fact, giving and receiving stories has been threaded throughout my professional work as well, as an adult educator, a lay counsellor, a researcher doing needs assessment and qualitative research and as a writer. Now, as a personal historian, my philosophy is that saving life stories, reflecting who we are as individuals, gives meaning and value to families and communities long after we have passed.

Not only am I writing full life histories, I have contributed to publications, including:

EQUITAS: https://equitas.org/advocating-childrens-rights-foster-care-winnipeg

STARSHELL: https://issuu.com/starshell/docs/starshell_fall_2018, (Page 47)

SEASIDE MAGAZINE (https://seasidemagazine.ca) currently writing a column called, “Meet Your Neighbours”

Very recently, I had the honour of writing my younger brother’s eulogy, posted on the funeral home’s website (https://pinecrest-remembrance.com/tribute/details/7524/Shane-Miller/obituary.html#tribute-start).


Anne Miller
Phone: 250.537.7593
Email: anne@annemiller.ca

My Parents, Howard and Kathleen Miller
“In all of us there is a hunger, bone-marrow deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning, a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.”
-Alex Haley, Roots