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.
Darlene & Family
My condolence to all
He was an inspiration, a true example of a fine man, a fine leader. Compassionate, understanding and a true guide to a young man coming out of basic training. Great memories! Thank You SWO. Sincerest Condolences to his family and friends.