June 20, 1918 to July 13, 2011
Dolores Samis, of Stratford, formerly of Drayton, passed away peacefully at Spruce Lodge Nursing Home on Wednesday July 13, 2011 at the age of 93. Dolores was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Drayton. She was a leader of the 4H Homemaking Club, a former member of the Drayton Horticultural Society and a volunteer and judge for the Drayton Fall Fair. Beloved wife of the late Lomer Samis who predeceased her in 1995. Loving mother of Heather and Bruce Buchanan of Stratford. Special grandma of Shawn and Bianca Buchanan; Shelley and Darryl Berg; Brian and Jennifer Kelley; Cindy Kelley and great grandma of Anika, Caelan, Aaron, Maya, Vanessa, Lauren, Mitchell, Marcus and Damyan. Remembered by son-in-law Robert Kelley, sisters Shirley Johnston and Donna Kidnie and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ella (Barry) Giles, daughter Sharon Kelley and sisters Francis Schleen and Wanda Henry. Dolores' family invites relatives and friends to share their memories in the Spruce Lodge Chapel, 643 West Gore Street, Stratford on Monday July 18th from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jay Jayaraman officiating. Interment in Drayton Cemetery, Drayton. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Gideons International PO Box 3619 Stn Main Guelph, ON N1H 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make A Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity at the above address.