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Samuel Beldessi

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Samuel Beldessi

November 11, 1924 - April 4, 2020


Sam was predeceased by his parents, Attillio and Maria Baldassi, sisters Velia and Brunie, brothers Bill and Bruno.

Sam died at Cowichan District April 4, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years Margaret and sons William (Sharleen) Sandspit, and Donald (Debra) Youbou, Grandchildren Leanne (Mike) Hannam, Sooke and William (Daynet) Beldessi, Mexico. Great Grandchildren Riley, Maddy, and Keegan Coxford and Ryan, Abriel, William, Tristan and Aiden Beldessi, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Sam worked in the woods all over Vancouver Island as well as the Queen Charlottes retiring at 60 and devoted the rest of his life to making seniors lives better. He worked as president of the Seniors Centre and after, along with Dorothy Clode spearheaded the planning and building of Evergreen Place which he managed until January 2019. He was a life member of the Cowichan Lake Lions Club and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to Canada.

We cannot thank Dr. Froeze, the Beverly Medical Clinic as well as the nurses on 2nd and 3rd floors South at the hospital for their care.

There will be no service by request.

Sam is ever loved – never forgotten.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Russ Bradshaw
Relation: worked with

Would like to pass on our condolences, having worked with Sam on a few small projects and of course my father building the latest with him in 98/99. He was always bright and ready to go, may he rest in peace!

From: sharleen beldessi
Relation: Father and best friend

Love Sam so much. Very difficult for Bill to lose him.

From: Kathy McArthur
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear about Sam. Sending hugs to you Marg & family.

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