18 May 1931- 4 May 2014
Sam was born in Fielding, NB the youngest of 15 children. He came to BC in 1949. He worked in various logging camps along the coast of Vancouver Island: Central Lake; Franklin River; Sarita River; Fair Harbour and Zeballos. He was a Scaler, Bucker and Faller throughout his career. He retired to Courtenay in 1994.
He was a feisty soul. Consistently sticking up for his fellow workers, safety was always his first concern. He was known as a builder of many things; a church in Port Alberni; many additions and renos to his homes; a new house in Zebellos; burl tables, rocking chairs; and rocking horses. He was brewer of many fine wines. He was very involved in the NDP, IWA and Council of Canadians.
He was predeceased by his wife Frieda. He is survived by his children Eileen (Cliff), Bonnie, Jim (Pamela), Janet (Ken), his grandchildren Carl (Roxy), Nelson, Benson (Anne) and Heather, his great grandchildren, Caleb, Lily and Lennon, his brother Rodney (Lillian), sister Edna and numerous nieces and nephews. He will missed by many.
In accordance with Sam’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to YANA or Courtenay Food Bank.