Samuel (Sam) English MEGAW

Samuel (Sam) English MEGAW

Samuel (Sam) English Megaw

1924 – 2013

Samuel (Sam) English Megaw passed away peacefully at home on May 5, 2013 at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his loving wife Agnes (Nan) in 2008. He leaves family in Scotland, Calgary, Saskatoon and the Lower


Sam was born in Conquest, Saskatchewan to Thomas and Susan Megaw, the middle of three sons.

He served in WWII as a Merchant Marine on board the HMS Belfast, a Royal Navy light cruiser that patrolled the Atlantic as well as the South Pacific. It was during the war that Sam met his wife to be, Agnes French at Calmachie, Scotland. They were married on February 28th, 1948.

Sam served as Engine Oilman in the Canadian Merchant Marine until 1951. Following his tour of service, he was employed by Dairyland in Burnaby and later transferred to their Courtenay plant where he worked until his retirement in 1988. Sam and Nan enjoyed very much spending summers in their travel trailer at Little Qualicum.

He was a long time Royal Canadian Legion member. Sam was a proud Mason and has been a member of Progressive Lodge #87 of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia Yukon since 1960.

Very special thanks are extended to Ramona, Stacey, and Ian for caring for Sam as if he were their own family.

Sam will be laid to rest beside his loving wife “Nan” where they will be “together again” in the Qualicum Beach Cemetery.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Yates Funeral Chapel 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC

on Monday May 13th, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

A Reception will follow.

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