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Gabriel SAM

September 19, 1937 - September 20, 2020

Burial Date September 24, 2020

In Loving Memory of Gabriel “Skippy” Sam born in STAUTW September 19 1937 to September 20, 2020.

Skippy a respected Elder of the Tsartlip First Nation will be dearly missed by many, a loving husband of 64 years father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, a “grandpa” to  many: community members, students/staff at UVIC and Camosun College.  Special thank you to his dear friends at “Power to Be” organization where he loved to visit.

Skippy spent many years with family and friends camping and fishing at Anacortes & Discovery Island, known for commercial & reef net fishing, berry picking in Sicomous and many other jobs.  Skippy’s later years in life he travelled to share his gift of culture and teachings at Universities, Parks Canada and workshops where he met new friends who became family.  He was proud of his time spent on the Schoolboard, where children were priority.

The grandchildren are proud of the Legacy their Grandpa has left them and we thank everyone for coming forward to help during this trying time. Thank you to all the health care providers and Special friends for your generosity.

In respect of COVID there will be a service:

Thursday September, 24, 2020

9am Family viewing Tsartlip

1030am Graveside service Tsartlip Cemetery

Your generosity and support throughout Skippy’s lifetime is greatly appreciated, may he Rest In Peace.