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Sol was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on April 7, 1924 and passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, in Kelowna, B.C. on June 15, 2013 at the age of 89. Sol is survived by his wife of 66-years, Helen; his 3 children and their spouses, Brian and Jan, Barbara and Bud and Stephen and Lori; his 5 grandchildren, Jill, Adam, Brent, Sean and Stephen; his 2 great grandchildren, Cole and Evan; his brother Hyman and Helen's sister Norma and her brother Douglas. You will never know a finer or more decent person than Sol Samuels. Throughout his life he was known as the kindest, most gentle and considerate man. He had very high principles and was a model of integrity and honesty. His life has been, and will continue to be, an example for his children and grandchildren, who have lots of wonderful memories of their "Pep". Sol was a proud veteran and served in the Air Force during World War II. He then attended Queen's University and Dalhousie Law School. After graduating in 1950, he and Helen moved to Ottawa where Sol joined the Department of Justice. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel, became Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice and later served as Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs before retiring in 1981. After retiring, Sol and Helen spent winters in Indialantic, Florida where they have many close friends and a very active social life. Three years ago, after living in Ottawa for 60-years, Sol and Helen moved to Kelowna to be closer to their son Stephen, daughter-in-law Lori and favourite puppy Sophie. Sol was a very enthusiastic golfer. He was a long-time member of Highlands Golf Club in Ottawa and Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida where he enjoyed golfing and spending time with his many special buddies. The family wishes to thank the doctors, the Home and Community Care workers and the Palliative Care nurses who provided such wonderful care for Sol. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Sol's name, to The KGH Foundation – Palliative Care Program, 2268 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 19, 2013