It is with profound sadness and deep regret that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Mr. Sam Vitaly, on February 19, 2006 in his 91st year. Sam is survived by his wife of 15 years, Ethel; his son Jerry; daughter Barbara and three grandchildren. He was pre­deceased by his first wife Mary in 1989. Born in Italy in 1914, Sam immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1923. A successful businessman, Sam owned and operated a variety of businesses including gas stations, a grocery store and an apartment building until his retirement in 1971. Sam traveled extensively and was very active physically, even as a senior. He traveled to Italy in 1997, and attended the VRC gym daily until 2004.

The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of Sherwood Home for the wonder­ful care he received during his final year. Sam attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church and enjoyed services for many years.

A Mass will be offered on Saturday, February 25 at 5:00 pm from St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford.

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