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  • "We only met Sam twice. He was so warm and friendly and had..."
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    - Christopher Pluch
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    - Ken McLeod
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    - Hal and Aldine
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    - Barry Rogers
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SAMUEL L. GARNET March 28, 1923 - June 18, 2014 A man of compassion, honour and wit passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre surrounded by his loving wife Susan, family and friends. Proud father of Barry (Rosie), Eldon (Denise), Glen (Hannah); devoted grandfather of Jason, Joey, Shawn (Michael) Solomon, Tara (Corey) Gerlock, Sylvan, Dustin, Ryan, Milan; loving great-grandfather of Tori, Logan, Dylan, Lucas, Noa, Blake, Chloe and Cole. Dear brother of Norman "Cappy" (Dorothy); respected brother-in- law of Linda Tucker; inspiring uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews, especially Tracy, Theoren and Shea. Loyal friend to many special people, including the Ruscica family. A veteran of WWII serving in Coastal Command, Sam was a frequent speaker at schools as part of the Memory Project which allowed him to share his wartime experiences with the youth of today. He was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for this contribution. For all those whose lives were touched and enriched by Sam, you are welcome to join us and honour his memory on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Canadian Forces College School - Armour Heights Officers' Mess, 215 Yonge Boulevard, 6:00-9:30 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Memory Project, 416-506-1867, or to the charity of your choice. He never lost the heart and soul of a young man filled with curiosity, a sense of humour and vigour to live each day to the fullest. Sam, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Published in the Toronto Star on June 21, 2014
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