March 15, 1952 – December 13, 2009
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of aRA (Rosalie) Miles. aRA passed away in her home sometime on the night of December 13, 2009 in 100 Mile House, BC. aRA is survived by her three children: Tamu, Max and Ola, her mother Sarah, her sister Ruth, her brother Paul and her grandchildren Dustin and Jenna. aRA grew up in Alberta but found herself on the coast in her late teens. Salt Spring has been her home, on and off, for the last 35 years. The people and the land of Salt Spring had a deep impact on who aRA saw herself to be, as well as her visions and dreams for the world. aRA did many things in her life, everything from fishing on seine boats to following spirit in the desert. She had a deep love of life and for the earth and was able to see the core of each person she encountered. aRA believed in the potential of humanity and hoped someday to see that potential expressed. Now she will be watching from the other side. We love you aRA and will never forget your beauty, love and the fire that burned within you.