'The Chancellor' bids farewell

May 29, 2018
Clive Norman Miller, The Chancellor.
Pall-bearers carry the body of Clive Miller out of the William Knibb Baptist Church.

Clive Norman Miller, popularly known as 'The Chancellor', was laid to rest on Thursday following a thanksgiving service held at the William Knibb Baptist Church in Trelawny.

Born March 22, 1944, The Chancellor was the fourth of seven children. The father of six died in Boston, USA, on April 27.

Rose Marie Miller-Stewart, The Chancellor's niece, eulogised him as a community man who would encourage every one to march for the benefit of Falmouth.

She also said that he was an entrepreneur who started selling pudding to feed his children. He later added fried chicken to his offerings.

"My uncle loved his children and his friends; you could depend on him," she said.

Franklin Henry said: "He was a man who did not depend on the crumbs of life. He worked for what he wanted, he was honest and hard-working. The Chancellor was trustworthy and was a man true to his word."

The Reverend Devere Nugent, pastor of the William Knibb Baptist Church, said that with the death of The Chancellor, "the town has lost its 'Falmouthness'.

"Here was a man who loved to talk, one who loved his politics. The name 'Norman' in his name is not by accident. No longer is 'parliament' being held on the steps of a well-known bank in the town. There you could find The Chancellor talking along with his friends on many and varied subjects. The willow trees on Rodney Street, from which the sea breeze would sing and in the cold time drift frost, are dying. Clive reminisced constantly on those days. He mourned the destruction of the unique buildings of the town. Here was a man who loved his church. Whenever he was in Falmouth, he would say to me. 'See you Sunday'. This was not because he wanted to get me off his back. He was a genuine man. Surely, on Sunday I would look and see him in his famed dark glasses, seated in his favourite seat," Nugent said.

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