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Peter Purdue 1942 - 2015 Peter Anthony Cyril Purdue born July 10, 1942 in Auckland, New Zealand died suddenly May 9, 2015 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a kind generous friend to many and will be greatly missed. Predeceased by his father Peter Purdue and mother Valma Purdue. He leaves to mourn his wife Sharon Riis, son Pierre Purdue (Summer Hunt), granddaughters Danielle and Violet, sister Lesley (Graeme Gilbertson) brothers Brian (Akiemi) and Nick (Diane), his former wife Elsie Beale (Michael Beale) and his sweetheart of several years Linda Wason- Ellam. He loved art and those who created it with passion. A life long Socialist he worked tirelessly for all people in need and never forgot his beloved father's admonition: "It's not a class struggle my son – it's class war." As a gifted teacher he has influenced multitudes to live more consciously and humanely in this wounded world. All are welcome to a Ceremonial send off at the White Cap Dog Walk on June 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the parking lot of Riverside Country Club and proceed together from there down to the river. Take Highway 219 (Lorne Avenue) and turn west on Grasswood Road. There will also be a Celebration of Peter's life at the Faculty Club, University of Saskatchewan on June 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to mail@saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home.
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Michael Laurie Samuels November 19, 1925 – May 25, 2015 On Monday, May 25, 2015, Michael passed away peacefully in the Veteran's Village at Sherbrooke Community Centre. He is predeceased by his parents, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. He is survived by his devoted, loving wife Glado, brothers John (Saskatoon) and Ernest (Eileen) of Ontario, sisters-in-law Ruth Heron (Cabri), Wilma Holmes (Nipawin), numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mike was born on November 19, 1925, and raised in Canora, Saskatchewan. He married Glado Heard on November 14, 1947 in Cabri, Saskatchewan and spent a wonderful 67 years of marriage. During their marriage, they lived in Nipawin, Pelly, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, where he worked in the lumber industry, after learning the skill of carpentry from his father. They spent 18 winters in Arizona enjoying their mobile home in Apache Junction and enjoying many rounds of golf with friends. He golfed and marshaled at Gold Canyon Golf Course in Arizona, as well as being a member and marshaling at the PA golf course. Mike loved to dance, loved to socialize, told many a story and always had a 'joke'. Mike always carried his harmonica in his pocket and he could be heard playing it at the Western Development Museum while they were having lunch. The day before he passed away, he played Happy Birthday to Glado, as it was her birthday. Mike joined the Navy (being underage) and spent time in the Navy on board a Corvette as a shipwright and saw action on the Atlantic based out of Halifax during the war. Mike joined the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club in 1963, where he was an avid golfer. Mike was a member of the Saskatoon Masonic Lodge and Shriner's Club. Cremation with a memorial service being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Saskatoon Home Care, Veteran's Village-Sherbrooke Community Centre or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. Ph 306-244-5577
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