Sam passed away suddenly, but peacefully on March 24, 2014 in Courtenay. He will be forever remembered by his wife, Debbi; sons, Nicholas (Lyndsay), Matthew (Alena), grandsons, Aidan and Ethan, granddaughter, Kalia, and granddaughter-to-be; his parents, Mickey and Lorette Bender, his sisters, Debbie (Alex), Wendy (Rob), his brothers, Tim (Nancy), Paul (Kristine ), many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was loved by his in-laws, Shirley, Donna, Craig (Lisa) and their families.
Sam was predeceased by his infant grandson, Owen, his grandparents, brothers, Michael and David, his father-in-law, Rusty as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
At Sam’s request, there will be no service, but a celebration of life at a later date.
Donations can be made in his memory to bcguidedog.com.