Dinsmore, Samuel Gilbert "Sam"

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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.  Due to current Covid 19 restrictions,  a memorial gathering celebrating Sam’s colourful life which was to be shared at the Beaver Valley Community Centre on Saturday April 18, 2020 has been postponed until a date and times to be announced.

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

 

 

Details

Memorial Celebration: Beaver Valley Community Centre - Date and Time to be announced

Donations: Cheques Only Please - Participation Lodge, Grace United Church or Beaver Valley Athletic Association
Make a donation in memory of Samuel Gilbert "Sam" Dinsmore


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Irene Webster
    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Eileen and family,
    My condolences to you all in the of loss of Sam . He was a fine gentleman of the valley that we all knew and had great respect for him. May you all hold good memories to comfort and cherish as you go forward.

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  2. Jeanne Staveley
    Monday, February 10, 2020

    A great man he will be missed! So sorry for your loss! Jeanne and Steve Staveley

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  3. Susan Irvine
    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Eileen & Family

    So sorry for your loss. I’m sure Danny will be there to greet him. They thought a lot of one another.

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  4. Valerie Shaw
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    My deepest sympathy. Sam and his infectious smile will be missed by so many in the Valley. May those wonderful memories be a comfort to you. Ava, you had a very special Grampa.

    Valerie Shaw

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  5. Gary & Sharon Long
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Condolences to the Dinsmore family in the loss of Sam. This community has lost another great resident who gave a great deal to this community. Cherish the memories!

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  6. Lisa and Terry Green
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was truly a kind hearted, gentle man! Our thoughts are with you all at this time !

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  7. Garry and Patricia Graham
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Eileen and family:
    We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time and we send our sympathy for your loss.

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  8. Gwen Hutchinson
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Eileen and family,
    My family and I are thinking of you at this time, and as you prepare to celebrate Sam’s life, please know that we are remembering all the stories that he shared about my Dad and their trucking adventures together and growing up in Clarksburg.
    We hope your happy memories live forever and lessen your sorrow.

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  9. Paul Myles
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Eileen and family
    Our thoughts are with you at this time, and we have many, many wonderful memories of fun times with you.
    Paul and Joan Myles

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  10. Anne Culbertson
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    I have many fond memories of the fun and friendship we shared. I am very sorry for your loss. Sam is in heaven waiting for us. Annie

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  11. Cheryl & Geoff Forshaw
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Eileen and family,
    Please know we are so saddened by the loss of dear Sam. He was one of a rare breed….one of the good guys. Always a twinkle in his eye, and the best rib-crushing hugs ever! His journey at the end was difficult but he always had your love to sustain him. He will be missed, dearly!
    Love and sincere condolences,
    Cheryl & Geoff and family

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  12. Darlene and Steve Diver
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Dinsmore family. With the man that Sam was you will have wonderful memories.

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  13. Norm and Joan Haldane
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Dear Eileen and Family
    We were saddened to hear about Sam’s passing, and our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of how Sam used to drive our group of barbershoppers to Owen Sound for our weekly practice, and how we always gathered at your home for coffee when we returned. Later, we often were pleased to see your vehicle with the licence plate “OUR SAM” as you drove around town. Sam will be sorely missed in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn your loss.
    Sincerely, Norm and Joan Haldane.

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  14. Ralph Neale
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Saddened to hear the news of Sam Dinsmore passing , I will always remember him as a quiet , gentle and hard working man.
    He was very generous with his time to the BVAA when we were kids growing up. He could always be seen at the arena helping with a hockey tournament or selling tickets etc.
    Many times he and Eileen drove us all over the Georgian Bay region to Hockey , Soccer or Baseball .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time but I am sure he is looking down on all of us with a smile very proud of his accomplishments and his family !
    Sincerely, Ralph and Diana Neale Belleville , Ontario

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  15. Barry Moore
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Eileen and family.

    My sincere condolences to you and the family on the passing of Sam.
    Sam was a wonderful person and was widely know in the area. He will be missed by many.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss.

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  16. Joan Smith
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Eileen and family
    Please accept our condolences on Sam’s passing. He was such a great friend to Al and I. Al respected him as a wonderful boss and always had great “Sam stories”. He was a great family man and a pure gentleman.

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  17. Linda Teed
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Eileen and Families
    Sam was a kind and loving man who was always seen in the community, participating in various events, with Eileen by his side or vice versa.
    Pictures hold the memories, family with children and grandchildren keep those memories going.
    Always remembered.
    Linda Teed, Gene and family

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  18. Doug and Ruth Edmonstone
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Eileen and family
    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Sam will be missed by so many.
    A true gentleman.

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  19. Bonnie Hammond
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Eileen & family – I was sorry to hear about Sam – my condolences to all of you! I have wonderful memories of the times that Mike & I spent with your family – many week-ends with the trailers, many cups of coffee, many hockey games, many ball games, etc., etc., etc. He was always a ‘gentleman’ & he will be missed by his family, his friends & his community! I can still hear him singing ‘Danny Boy’! My boys’ have good memories of Sam as well. We are all thinking of you – enjoy your memories – they really help at a time like this! Sending you a big hug, Bonnie

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  20. Harold and Bev Ardiel
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Eileen and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was such a great guy who will be remembered and missed by so many!
    May your cherished memories get you through this difficult time and help in the days to come.

    Harold and Bev

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  21. Bev and Marilyn Rutherford
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    We were very sorry to hear about Sam’s passing, Eileen and family. All of you as well as the “Valley People” will miss him. You have our deepest sympathy, Eileen. P.D. is no respecter of persons!

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  22. Ava Zaritzky
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    What an honour to have met with Mr. Dinsmore in his final year of life. The love and commitment he shared with his beautiful family and with the extraordinary love of his life, Eileen has been nothing short of inspirational. Mr. Dinsmore was a teacher of courage, patience and respect and he was loved by all who were lucky enough to have known him. Sending thoughts of peace to all of the Dinsmore family members. Sincerely Ava.

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  23. Barbara Cirmack
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Eileen and family ,, sorry to hear of Sams passing, thinking of you and your family. Barb(Breadner) and Dave Cormack

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  24. ferguson
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    A message from Maizie Fulford: “Our Hearts are with all in the loss of a very special person.” Maizie

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  25. Ann Hartman
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Eileen and Family

    I was so saddened to hear of Sam’s passing. I will always remember the good times Bill and I shared with you and Sam, the laughs we had, the parties you and Sam hosted, the dinners we shared, but most of all, the friendship we nurtured over the years. He will truly be missed by everyone whose lives he touched. I will always remember him as one of my best friends. Sending love to you and your family.

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  26. Linda Hutchinson
    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Eileen and family,
    Sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Great memories of him and Vern, and their stories.
    Linda and family

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  27. Don Smith
    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Eileen and family,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family as we fondly remember Sam. My memories of Sam go back a long way and include many happy times spent at the old house and the new house. I remember watching Sam and Milne and Bill playing baseball together for Beaver Valley and they were as big sports heroes as any in the major leagues were to me at the time. All fine role models for a young boy! As I grew older I came to know Sam more as a man, the fine, kind and generous man that he was. Susan only came to know Sam later on and always enjoyed his company and the hospitality you both showed to our family. Sam was a stalwart member of the community and he will be missed. Love to you all, Don and Susan Smith

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  28. Lynn, Joan & Marcia Blunt
    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Our sympathy and thoughts go out to Eileen and their family over the loss of Sam, truly a fine man of the Beaver Valley. Whenever we visited our relatives in and around Thornbury during our nearly annual visits from Michigan, we would always enjoy our visits with Sam.

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  29. Rob Gardner
    Monday, February 17, 2020

    My condolences to the Dinsmore family.
    Sam was a great guy personally and managed to operate a great business while maintaining his humanity and he was respected by all.
    I went through my parents passing in recent years and death is inevitable but still hard.

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  30. Dave Valcourt
    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Dear Eileen, Sherry, Mike, Scott and Margie and your families,

    I just heard about Sam’s passing, today. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Sam was an icon in the town. His generosity of time and his commitment to his community and his church helped shape the lives of many a young man/woman who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him. I am one of those people.

    He taught many people what the word respect really meant. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I’m sure there are more memories than can be counted to help fill the loss you feel and those memories and his values will continue on for generations no doubt.

    If there is to be day to celebrate his life and his family, please include me in that notice.

    Our Deepest Sympathies to the entire family.

    Yours Truly,

    Dave & Kathie Valcourt

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