In answer to John Miller’s letter about the gentleman in the middle of the photograph above, I believe he’s right, it’s not Tippy Mah as I stated.
Also there was a typo in the last column. I meant to say passed away, not wasted away. I was quite upset about that error.
I have always liked and respected Cal Miller. He did a lot of good up here in the Yukon. Many Yukoners loved him.
The late Cal Miller is on the left of the photograph and his son, John, is on the far right.
We will always remember people like Cal. They made the Yukon a good place to be.
John Miller’s letter follows:
Responding to the Aug.11 Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook by Jim Robb, I am not sure the gentleman beside my dad, Cal Miller, and myself is my pal, Tippy Mah.
Tippy wouldn’t be wearing jeans at the track and would have been part of the Yukoner’s group, wearing a nametag and ribbon.
My father didn’t “waste away” as the article said.
In Sept. 2008, on a Tuesday evening, I took my dad to the hospital in White Rock, BC.
Friday morning, he passed away from cancer.
His family was there when he died.
Cancer took Dad away very quickly.
I thought his friends and your readers would like to know.
Anybody with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook — Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.