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Saturday, April 8, 2023
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Submitted by jessy on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 03:13:PM

Sam the Gorf, Papi, and Post One

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Yvon (Sam) loving husband of LOIS for almost 49 years, beloved "Papi" of Darlene and Dad to Kevin (Donna). A loving Grandpa to Dana and Dexter. Predeceased by his father Adélard, his mother Lydia, his brother Gilles and his sister-in-law Therese, and brother Michel (Ida). He leaves in mourning his brother Jacques (Raymonde) and his sister Ginette (Graham). He leaves behind many-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Sam travelled this Country far and wide with the Armed Forces, he proudly served for 33 years. His career took him to a United Nations 9 month tour in the Congo in the 1960's, Quebec City, Inuvik NWT, Bermuda, Kingston, Gander NL, Masset BC, Washington DC, many tours at Alert NWT, and finally for the past 30 plus years, Ottawa. When he retired, he joined the Commissionaires and served for nearly 18 years at the Supreme Court as a Supervisor. 

Private cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his fabulous life will be held at Beechwood National Military Cemetery 280 Beechwood Avenue Ottawa, on Saturday April 8, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Words of Remembrance will be shared at 1:00pm. 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/18/2023 - 11:05:AM


Natalie and Kevin

Our sincerest condolences to the family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/18/2023 - 03:23:PM


Graham Samuels

It was my privilege as Yvon’s brother in law to have known him since 1987. Yvon accepted me as a family member with open arms.
Throughout the glorious years, Yvon and I shared many, many stories and laughter together.
The opportunity to have travelled along with him during the past few difficult years earned my utmost love and respect for his honesty, caring, strength, courage and tenacity, yet maintaining a good, healthy sense of humour. It was an honour. Rest in peace Yvon (Sam)!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/19/2023 - 01:18:PM


Brian Mont

Lois and Family
Jeffrey and I were deeply saddened to hear of Sam’s passing. Our family’s weaved in and around each other for over sixty years. For you, Kevin, and Darlene, I hope the memories we share will bring you peace and comfort.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/19/2023 - 02:46:PM


Christine Kelm

My heart is sad but I cherish the memory of his contagious laugh. Reposes en paix cher mon oncle . Veilles sur nous .

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/20/2023 - 06:01:PM


Laura Wooldridge

I worked for and with Sam as a comissionaire at the supreme court . Sam always had a big smile, willing to help others, even though I didnt speak a lot of french Sam was always there to teach me. RIP my friend Always remembered never forgotten?❤️

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/21/2023 - 11:53:AM


Wayne(Rick) & Pat Halstead

Dear Lois and family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Sam & I worked together on more than one Communication Station. He was a dedicated 291er who was a credit to the trade, military and our Country. I counted him as a good friend.
Our most sincere condolences.
Pat & Wayne

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/21/2023 - 03:00:PM


John and Carole Sue Bergin

Dear Lois and family, My heart goes out to each of you and especially Lois. I can only imagine your feelings at this time. Sam was a kind, accepting man ... a gracious soul. Caring, healing, supportive thoughts are sent your way now and in the months that follow. I pray you will shoulder the changes and challenges with peace and grace.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2023 - 12:10:PM


Raymonde & Jacques Simard

To : Lois, Kevin & family and Darlene
We share your great pain for the lost of Yvon and wish you good courage

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/28/2023 - 04:26:PM


Suzanne Laroche

M’y sincère condolences to Lois
And your family

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/06/2023 - 09:39:AM


Ron Walsh C1\CWO retired

Served with Sam in several locations and always enjoyed the humor and wisdom He brought to each and every situation…. RIP my old comrade…. Keep the door to the pearly gates unlocked, hope to see you there when my time is up…. Warm Hugs and Gentle Blessings to your dear family….

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