|Death: ||Feb., 2008|
Recipient of Distinguished Flying Cross
(UK and Commonwealth)
Sam was born in the shacks in Clover Bar, Alberta in 1916. He was raised a short distance away at the Black Diamond Mine, which today is the Sunridge Ski Hill. Sam rode the rails across Canada twice, in the hungry thirties looking for work, eventually finding it in the Nickel mines in Sudbury, Ontario. In 1939, Sam joined the forces and ended up overseas in the RCAF as a Rear Gunner in a Lancaster bomber. He returned from the war with a DFC and an English War Bride. He went farming, coal mining, pipefitting, and politicking and eventually settled in Edmonton. He loved life and remained active playing hockey into his early eighties. He lived life to his fullest and was always a forceful presence who loved a good debate.
He will be sorrowfully missed by his loving family; seven children: Linton (Judy) Davidson of Edmonton, Kaye Davidson (Clarence Breitkreutz) of Kelowna, Gary (Evelyn) Davidson of Edmonton, Bryan (Ali) Davidson of Sherwood Park, Janet Davidson (Terry Ellis) of Kelowna, Robert Davidson (Kathy McCrum) of St. Albert, and Debbie (Ian) Lyon of St. Albert; two step-children: Judy (Linton) Davidson of Edmonton, and Wendy (Dale) Vetsch of Plamondon; 16 grandchildren: Celin Stenner (Blaine Bradley), Ryan Davidson, Steven Davidson, Erin (Frank) Barton, Melanie Hennig (Al Lakhani), Melisa Davidson, Crystal Daley, Trisha (Myron) Bennett, Cathy (Rudy) Watts, Brandon Davidson, Julianna Davidson, Danielle Lyall, Victoria Lomsdalen, Chelsea McCrum (Dave Muir), Troy (Jackie) Vetsch, and Lynelle Koran; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Armstrong of Edmonton; three nieces: Hannah Hunter-Hinch of Edmonton, Pat Laing of Victoria, and Charlene Osland of Kelowna; as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. Samuel is predeceased by his wife, Mary, on May 27, 2005; his mother, Hannah; his father, Sam; and sister, Alice Coley, in 1980.
Memorial Service held on Saturday,
February 9, 2008 at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road.
From obituary published in the Edmonton Journal from 2/6/2008 - 2/7/2008.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
Edmonton Census Division
Created by: Milou
Record added: Jan 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33376945
Aaron C. Shaw
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