MILLER, Morris (Moishe) – With profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Morris, at age 87, on Thursday March 16, 2023, at Humber River Hospital.

Morris will be greatly and forever missed by his daughters, Naomi and Tamara (Alejandro), their mother, Etti, and his grandchildren, Elías, Sonia and Zipora, who cherished their zayde.

Born in Narol, Poland (Western Galicia), in 1935, to Yechiel (z”l) and Tauba (z”l), Morris was the youngest brother to the late Abraham (z”l), Freda (z”l), and Joseph (z”l).

When bombs descended upon Poland in 1939, Narol fell under German occupation and its Jewish residents were expelled to the Soviet sector. His family reached Lviv, and remained there for about a year. In 1940, the Russians forced his family’s deportation (together with thousands of Polish Jews) to the Kirov district, west of the Urals, where they endured hunger and harsh winters. When Germany launched its invasion of Russia, placing the Soviets at war with the Germans, his family was able to depart for Uzbekistan, first to Juma, then to the ancient city of Samarkand, where the family remained until 1945. Following the Second World War, his family would find temporary refuge as displaced persons, in the U.S. zone of Hofgeismar, Germany.

Morris immigrated to Canada in 1948 (when the accompanying photo was taken) where, in Toronto, he would become a bar mitzvah, marry and have daughters. He was a chartered accountant by profession, but preferred camera over calculator, passionately shooting, then meticulously tweaking those images in his darkroom.

Morris took great interest in the people, places and events in Toronto, which will forever be immortalized in the beauty of his photographs. He liked all things spicy—black pepper, Tabasco and Rita Hayworth! He loved jazz music and classic movies, and watched TCM until the end.

With much gratitude to the devoted Apotex 2S resident care team at Baycrest, and to the staff at Humber River for their compassionate care.

May his neshama receive an aliyah.

Interment and shiva took place privately.


Memorial donations may be made to:

Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875,, or TanenbaumCHAT 416-636-5984,, or Humber River Hospital Foundation 416-242-1000,