Born in Clarksburg on October 27, 1931, a son of Frank and Muriel (nee Kerr) Dinsmore, and a life long resident of the Beaver Valley, Sam passed away peacefully at Errinrung Long Term Care in Thornbury on February 7, 2020 at the age of 88.
Sam is survived by his beloved wife, best friend and partner, the former Eileen Milne of Clarksburg. He will be remembered as a much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather by his daughter Sherry Kadwell and her husband John and their daughters Harris and her partner Connor and Davis and her partner Stephen; son Michael Dinsmore and his wife Dawna and children Sean and his wife Cassidy and Ava; son Scott Dinsmore and his wife Kelly and their son Sam and his wife Jackie and their son John, Michael and his wife Rachel and their children Brooks and Josephine, and Andrew; and daughter Margie Juniper and her husband Jim and their children Morgan and her partner Adrian and Dean and his partner Michelle.
Sam was predeceased by his siblings: Dinny Dinsmore and his wife Betty, Lorraine Bradley and her husband Don, Ruth Baldwin and her husband Doug and Shirley Vickers and her husband Harman and by his brother-in-law Bill Milne. He is survived by his sister-in-law Mary Milne and will be remembered fondly as a dear uncle to his several nieces and nephews and their families.
Sam and Eileen were married on August 20, 1955 and enjoyed many years together raising their family while owning and operating Dinsmore Trucking which was greatly respected in the transport industry. Both Sam and Eileen were active supporters of the Beaver Valley Athletic Association and Sam was a lifelong member of Grace United Church in Thornbury and enjoyed sharing his musical talent through performing with the Meaford Citizen’s Band and the choral group, Encore.
In keeping with Sam’s expressed wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering celebrating Sam’s colourful life will be shared at the Beaver Valley Community Centre on Saturday April 18, 2020 with tributes at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the hall until 2 p.m.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to Participation Lodge, Grace United Church or the Beaver Valley Athletic Association (cheques only for all please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca