On February 11, 2018, comrade Howard Miller unexpectedly passed away at his vacation address on Lanzarote. The family has stated to be deeply sad but thankful that pain and suffering have been spared for him.

Howard was, as “oldest”, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 25 years and the patriarch of the Poppy Campaign in Zandvoort. Although he could no longer actively present the Poppies to the public around Remembrance Day on 11 November, he always wanted to be informed of the daily results afterwards.

The funeral ceremony of Howard has taken place in the meantime. May he rest in peace.