Former SVP and GM of Thomson Newspapers Inc. Frank C. Miles Dies at 85


Frank C. Miles, former senior vice president and general manager of Thomson Newspapers Inc., passed away June 17 at TideWell Hospice House in Englewood, Fla. He was 85.  

Miles was the son of Canadian immigrants Nelson and Ethel (Mennill) Miles. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II from 1943-1946. Afterward, he worked for Thomson Newspapers Inc. for 42 years and helped the company becoming one of the largest North American publishers of community papers. He retired in 1991.  

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Miles of Austin, Texas; and Diana Chesser of Grayslake, Ill.; granddaughters, Danielle Spence of Austin, Texas, Nicole Roberson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Victoria Smead of Palastine, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Miles and Camaran of Forth Worth, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada and Japan.  

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley; brother, Gordon; and wife of 53 years, Catherine.    

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