The genealogy world is mourning the loss of Joan Miller, respected Canadian family historian and geneablogger, and "Genealogists for Families" co-captain. Joan passed away peacefully on January 4th after a year-long battle with cancer.
You can read more about Joan's career, her genealogy interests, and her passing, at http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/2013/01/in-loving-memory-of-joan-miller-genetic.html and at http://genie-leftovers.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-memory-of-joan-miller.html.
I first met Joan several years ago in Calgary and then met her several more times later in both Canada and the United States. I found her to be a delightful person, full of energy and great ideas, as well as a genealogy and DNA expert. One of her favorite subjects to write about was genetic genealogy. She wrote about her own interests in a personal home page at https://plus.google.com/u/0/104229475861653419216/about. She also wrote the Luxegen Genealogy Blog which remains available as a testament to her work at http://www.luxegen.ca/.
Sadly, the genealogy world no longer will benefit from the work of Joan Miller.