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In Memorium – Liia Miller (nee Illisson)

Passed away on Mother’s Day 2023 in Shoalhaven Heads NSW at just 80 years of age.

Born in Tõrva in Estonia in September 1942.

A private remembrance will be held on Friday 19th May 2023 at Shoalhaven Heads. Any condolences can be sent to email

She was a loving and always young at heart mother and grandmother who was still snow skiing in her mid 70’s and is survived by her husband Leslie Miller 2 sons Brendon and Angus and 6 grandchildren Joanie Jack Kevin Michael Elizabeth and Catherine.

  • Daughter of Harald and Ella Illisson.
  • Sister to Aita, Saima and Virve.
  • Aunty to Kalev, Hiie, Lindy and George.
  • Great Aunt to Jasmin, Rohan, Aili and Dana and Ailis children Rae and Jasper.

Studied at Sydney Girls High school and earned a Phd in Histology at Sydney University.

Was a member of Estonian Sorority Filia Partria and attended many Estonian dances, balls and festivals when she was younger.

Enjoyed walks, scrabble, playing cards, Indian dancing, the theatre, living on a yacht, snow skiing, orchids, family get togethers especially Christmas as the reigning matriarch and much more.

Will be fondly remembered.

Puhka Rahus.

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.