Samuel Acton Obituary

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In Memory of

Samuel Murray Acton

July 31, 1923 - June 19, 2013
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Samuel Murray Acton died peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital after a valiant battle with lymphoma. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, SK., on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Brian R. Mee officiating. Interment in the Ellisboro Cemetery. He is survived by his three daughters: Cathy of Calgary; Sheila of Regina and grandchildren Sam, Mackenzie and Josie; and Jackie (Bob) Mason of Regina and grandchildren Brady, Rebecca, Riley and Anne-Marie. Sam is also survived by brothers and sisters Beth Heath, Duncan (Millie)...
Samuel Murray Acton died peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital after a valiant battle with lymphoma. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, SK., on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Brian R. Mee officiating. Interment in the Ellisboro Cemetery. He is survived by his three daughters: Cathy of Calgary; Sheila of Regina and grandchildren Sam, Mackenzie and Josie; and Jackie (Bob) Mason of Regina and grandchildren Brady, Rebecca, Riley and Anne-Marie. Sam is also survived by brothers and sisters Beth Heath, Duncan (Millie) Acton, Elinor Relf, Doris (Leonard) Raunest, Richard (Marjorie) Acton, Donald (Sylvia) Acton, and Clifford (Enid) Acton. Sam was predeceased by his granddaughter Ava Kathleen in 1987, brother-in-law Bill Relf in 1992; niece Beverly Switzer in 1998; wife Ann in 2001; and brother-in-law Wilfred Heath in 2012. Sam was born July 31, 1923 on the home farm in the Rosewood District south of Lemberg, Sask. He enlisted in the Navy in 1940 to serve in World War 2 and was stationed on a minesweeper that patrolled Canada's West Coast. After the war, Sam bought his Uncle Harry Birch's farm north of Wolseley and in 1956 married a young Irish nurse, Ann Caulfield, who worked at the Balcarres Hospital. Sam and Ann resided on the farm in Wolseley where they raised their three daughters and in 1990 they moved to Regina to be closer to their family. Throughout his life Sam faced many health struggles, including a major stroke at the age of 46; colon cancer at age 70; and lymphoma at age 87. He faced each of these challenges with strength, courage and determination and refused to let his struggles defeat him. He lived his life with faith, love, compassion and joy and faced each new day with a smile on his face. He loved unconditionally; gave generously; encouraged endlessly; supported completely and lived joyfully. He was always and will continue to be a shining example to his children and grandchildren for his morals, values and Christian principles. Dad looked forward to his daily visits and tea at Victoria Square - thank you to the staff at Starbucks, Safeway and TD Bank for the joy you brought to Dad's life. The family would also like to give special thanks to Dr. Dolatta and Nurse Helen at the Cancer Clinic for their treatment options which gave our Dad extra time with his family; Angela, Jenn and Daria from Nurse Next Door who provided support to Dad in his home which allowed him to remain there as long as possible; Dr. Johnson and her staff at the Palliative Care Unit who provided care, compassion, and love to Dad and his family during his final days; and to Dr. Barb Konstantynowicz who always made time to see Dad and who worked tirelessly to manage his health issues. All of you brought a smile to Dad's face and joy to his life! In lieu of flowers if friends so desire contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK., S4P 2R3 or to Regina Palliative Care Inc. 4F 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK., S4T 1A5 may be tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services. 1-800-667-8962

"Jackie, Cathy and Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! He was such a delight to be around I often think of him and he will be dearly missed." Sandra McMain (Lang, SK)

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