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Samide, Gerald Walter
August 25, 1942 - June 16, 2019
Service:Saturday, June 29, 2019
1:00 pm
Please join us in celebrating his life on June 29th 2019 at 1pm in Sylvan Lake Alberta at The Nexsource Centre 4823 49 Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1M6
 

Obituary

“My life is my message”
Gerald Walter Samide
August 25 1942 to June 16 2019

In simplest terms, a man of humble grace left this life on June 16th at roughly 2:30pm. Perhaps exactly the way he would have wanted. Suddenly and with no pain you slid into the other side of forever. Father’s Day huh, you figured this way we would have to celebrate you big every year. As if we could ever forget. Your biggest legacy is perhaps in proving that it works if you work it. Not just sobriety but life. This is the part where we are supposed to list all of your accomplishments and then a list of all of us left standing missing you, grieving you, sharing the stories of your life. Truth is accomplishments were never important neither was stuff. You would joke, “is this the part where we play cash register and compete with shiny things?” Your life was built on a deep understanding, that you were here to focus on way harder things: a relationship with god as you understood him, children with both exceptional gifts and exceptional needs, and most importantly growing in connection and love as you walked beside one woman for fifty three years. The Mary to your Gerry.

Please join us in celebrating his life on June 29th 2019 at 1pm in Sylvan Lake Alberta at The Nexsource Centre 4823 49 Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1M6
All are welcome. He wouldn’t want it any other way.
In love and metta,
The Todd/Samide Family.

Condolences

Norman and Marie.:
Not everyone has the kind of kindness and sense of joyfulness as Gerry. Such qualities are rare and we will miss him dearly. Just knowing he was around was comforting. Half of him was you, Mary. And your wisdom and lovingness are evident to all of us who know you and will continue give your life strength. However, difficult it is now, know you are loved.
Dennis Karpluk:
My sincere condolences to Mary and family on the loss of Gerry.'The Kid from Tramping Lake' was my room mate in 1960 at STI/Civil Eng,in Moose Jaw.He was full of enthusiasm and he was on a mission to excel at whatever the future held.I never met Gerry again after the '62 Grad.
I believe he did accomplish his life goals and I know he was a very caring person.We missed a chance meeting in February and now he has moved on.
God Bless Gerry, Mary and family and their many friends at this sad time.


Francois and Patricia Tacail:
Dear Mary,
Pat and I extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I met Gerry over forty years ago when we both worked for Alberta Environment. Gerry was not only a super colleague but also a good friend. I appreciated his intelligence, work ethic, and integrity and his unfailing cheerfulness. I loved our hiking trips together. Pat remembers how enthusiastic Gerry always sounded and felt that he lightened any space he found himself in. We will miss him.
Upali Hippola :
We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Gerry. I have fond memories about the professional associations I had with Gerry at Alberta Environment, when he was the Head of the River Engineering Branch. Mary, my wife Chulani an I also enjoyed our friendly associations with you and Gerry and the brief discussions we shared on Sammatta Vipassana Meditation.
May the wonderful memories of the lifelong bonds that you and your family enjoyed with Gerry bring peace at this difficult time.
Please accept our deepest condolences
With Metta
Upali & Chulani

Park Powell:
Mary and Family
Gerry was a special person and an outstanding Professional Engineer that I had the great pleasure to meet and work closely with.
Gerry was always a delight to talk to and be around and he will be missed by all that knew him.
Mary may God continue to Bless You during this difficult time.

Blessings and Blessings,
PARK
Barb and Bill Simoes:
Our deepest condolences. We remember serving with Gerry. We had so much fun. Just thinking about him makes us smile. Much metta
CHRISTINE BATES:
Mary and Family; please accept my deepest condolences.

What a beautiful sentiment your eulogy expressed! He was obviously a man who upheld and lived the true meaning of "values".

Sincerely,
Josh Brown:
It was my pleaseure getting to know Gerry over the years. As much as I have enjoyed our calls, Mary, it won't be the same without Gerry firing off one liners in the background. I am so sorry for your loss he was a great person. I hope your family finds peace in the wonderful memories you have created with him.

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