Patricia Sam September 15, 2023

Aug. 7, 1921 to Sept. 15, 2023

Patricia Sam passed away and drifted peacefully into the evening sky through the Gates on Sept. 15, 2023.  Partner for life of William D. Sam (1992).  Dear mother of Sandra (Bruce Mangan), Marie (Donald Moore), Kenneth and Kathryn (Mario Guindon).  Special grandmother to Jessica (Alex Ceponkus), Leslie, Christopher, Adam, Alysha (Scott White) and Addasonne (Kenneth McCormack) and special great grandmother to Avery of Solina, Ontario.  She was born to Duck Chiang and Fong Shee Po on Aug. 7, 1921 in Chilliwack, B.C. and came from a family of nine children.  Cherished big sister to Ian, Donald (Betty) and James (late Betty).  Predeceased by brothers Charles, Ralem (late Mae), Peter (late Anita), Harold and sister Joyce (late Harold Leon); as well as sister-in-law Margaret Rose McKillop (nee Sam).  She leaves behind a flourishing network of nieces and nephews.  In her lifetime the family tree grew about eight-fold.


Her prime working years were spent in Wiarton working at the New London Café.  However, her heart was always outdoors.  She grew up on a family farm in Chilliwack and quickly learned how to cook and manage the garden.  By fourteen years of age she was driving and trucking potatoes to Vancouver with her father.  Upon retirement she soon collected a book of exciting memorable hunting and fishing stories.  She rode her ATV until she was eighty plus years of age.  Moreover, she loved to curl.  She loved to travel with the girls on the road and collectively they stalked every curling rink in the area for years.  You would have to search a long way back in time to find a team from Grey/Bruce who had as much spirit or more fun than these four seniors.  Thank You Evie. Thank You Emily. Thank You Florence.  Thank You Wiarton Curling Club.  Thank You Scotland.  Her memories for all will be everlasting.


A private family service will be held at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, Wiarton, Ontario (519) 534-5341, followed by interment at Edgehill Cemetery to be with her beloved Willie in the Village of Colpoy’s.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy or memorial donations to the Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation or Parkinson Canada may be made through the funeral home.

A private family service will be held at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, Wiarton, Ontario (519) 534-5341, followed by interment at Edgehill Cemetery to be with her beloved Willie in the Village of Colpoy’s.


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    Dianne Dickson says

    To The Sam Family;
    I was very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I spent many , many hours curling with, and against Pat. I enjoyed it immensely, learning from one of the best ! Hold on to all the wonderful memories.
    My sincere condolences.
    Dianne Dickson

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    Janice Cameron says

    My thoughts and condolences are with the Sam family, and in particular to former classmate, Kathryn. I know you have looked after you, cared for, and loved your mother in her last years, but you will still miss her. She was your mother and we will always miss them. Take care Kathryn Janice (Weir) Cameron

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    Bill Walker says

    Dear Kathy and Mario, Ken and family:
    Hoping it helps to know friends have you in their thoughts and may fond memories give you comfort.
    With Sincere Condolence,
    Bill Walker

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    Pat Hepburn says

    Dear Sandra, Kathy, Ken and Family
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I’m sure she is now with your Dad and smiling!
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time. You have all been so good to
    your Mother over the years, that you certainly do not have any regrets. She loved you
    all very much. Sincerely Pat Hepburn

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    Sally Merlina says

    My sincere condolences it has been many years since I last saw Pat but have good memories of both of your parents

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    Brenda Rouse says

    Kathy, Mio, Ken, Marie, Don, Sandra, Bruce and families: My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember the warm greetings Pat always had when I ‘hung out’ at The New London Cafe and how thrilled I was to be assigned to Pat’s curling team one time during league play. Of course, our parents, Joyce and Don, enjoyed many years curling with and against Pat and Willie and spoke very highly of their sportsmanship and friendship. Cherish your memories.

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    Dennis McCutcheon says

    We have a lot of great memories of Pat, starting in High school when she was at the New London Cafe, and throughout about 40 years of many good curling games, most of which, she won. Will miss her, as will your family. Best wishes. Dennis & Bonnie McCutcheon

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    doug daws says

    We would like to offer condolences to the family of Pat on her passing.
    From Connie and Doug Daws

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    Debbie Scott says

    Sandra, Marie, Kenny and Katheryn
    We are so sad at the passing of your Mother. She had a full and happy life. I will always remember her laughter. We send our condolences to her entire family.
    Debbie and Steve Scott

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    Donna & Kelly Thompson says

    To the Sam family. Pat was such an inspiration to everyone. Always happy, positive and just glad to be alive. Such a wonderful curler, that always was having fun when she lead her team to all of their victories. Rest in Peace Pat you are now back with Willy. . .

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    Gayle Sadler says

    Sending love and hugs for a life well lived!
    Thinking of your family at a this time and thinking of the wonderful memories from our shared times at the restaurant and bake shop next door.
    Love – Gayle Sadler (Porter)

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    Helen Flarity says

    Your mother was a beautiful lady inside and out she will be truly missed

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    Romita Family says

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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