GRAVENHURST, ON, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Heritage
Trust unveiled a marker commemorating the gravesite of the Honourable
Frank Stuart Miller, premier of Ontario from February to June 1985.
"Frank Stuart Miller devoted much of his life to public service and was
recognized for his commitment when he was invested to the Order of
Ontario, the province's most prestigious official honour," said Dr.
Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust. "We are
delighted to further recognize his dedication with this gravesite
Born in Toronto but living most of his life in Muskoka, Frank Miller was
premier from February to June 1985. A graduate of McGill University in
Montreal, he was an auto dealer and a resort operator in Muskoka. After
serving as a city councillor in Bracebridge, he was elected to the
legislature in 1971 for Muskoka. During his provincial career, he held
various cabinet positions, including minister of health, 1974-77; and
treasurer, 1978-83. He retired from politics in November 1985 and later
served as chairman of the District Municipality of Muskoka and the
Algoma Central Corporation.
"Throughout his political career, Frank Miller made many significant
contributions to this province," said Michael Chan, Minister of
Tourism, Culture and Sport. "His commitment and dedication to public
service are a great inspiration for Ontarians today and generations to
The Premiers' Gravesites Program honours Ontario's former premiers and
their service to Ontario by marking their gravesites. Specially
designed bronze markers inscribed with the individual premier's name
and dates of service are being installed at each gravesite, along with
flagpoles flying the Ontario flag, where possible.
This program is administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust with funding
support from the Government of Ontario. The Trust is an agency of the
government dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and
promoting Ontario's heritage for the benefit of present and future
Eighteen premiers will be commemorated through the Premiers' Gravesites
This is the 17th marker to be unveiled through the program since it
began in 2008.
For more information on the Premiers' Gravesites Program, visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca.
SOURCE Ontario Heritage Trust
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