Miranda grew up on a farm in Aldergrove, B.C., where she learned to work hard. She graduated from Mennonite Educational Institute, Abbotsford, B.C. Miranda and her children continued the family tradition of singing together at church. The family began attending Clearbrook MB after Miranda’s parents moved to Abbotsford, where she supported her mother through health issues. God gifted Miranda with love and laughter. She gave of herself to others with kindness and enthusiasm. She modelled forgiveness, overlooking faults in others. She died one week before her daughter’s wedding.