Jonno Miller, 68, a dad-of-three was tragically killed in a car crash when a lorry smashed into his car near Cornwall on the same day he was to find out he had beaten terminal cancer in his liver after a grueling four year battle. Jonno and Angie were travelling home last Friday when their green Ford Galaxy was in collision with an HGV lorry on a lay-by. His wife Angie, 48, was driving and survived the accident with minor injuries but Jonno was killed at the scene while the lorry driver was unhurt. She got home to find a heartbreaking letter addressed to her husband.
According to Angie, she opened it and was stunned to find it was from his doctors giving him the news his body was now cancer free. Jonno had moved from Northampton to remote Mount’s Nay, Cornwall as he fought the deadly disease. After being told the illness was terminal he did not want his three kids and two stepchildren to watch him die. But he became a patient of specialist Dr. Harry Dalton at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske where his GP sent him to who decided to persevere with his treatment and gave him four more years.
Angie said: “Jonno became known as Dr Dalton’s miracle man”
Ciaran Cardell, a fisherman and their close pal and lodger said in his tribute to the former truck driver ” He was such a genuine, nice person who would go out of his way to help anybody. “He was the nicest bloke I’ve ever met and I’m more proud than I can say to call him father, he called me son and I called him dad. “He’ll be dearly missed by too many people. Nobody had a bad word to say about him. He was an absolute gentleman.”
Mr Cardell further added: “He had all sorts of health problems but he laughed his way through them. “We have always said that he gave the Grim Reaper a good run for his money but he was still taken too early.” Jonno was known for his love of building model hot-rods and Sudoku puzzles. One of his sons is a semi-professional boxer.