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OCTOBER 2, 1943 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

Samuel “Sam” Solomon left this earth on Friday, September 9, 2022, to have a seat at his watercolour easel once again. He was also in dire need of a good curry. We have lost a sports fan, athlete, artist, and gourmand. A true Renaissance man and very proud Canadian.

Sam will be fondly remembered by his son, Amit; his sisters Pearl and Sylvia; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends; Chris and the others to whom he was a father-figure and steady influence; the younger generation to whom he was a GrUncle (a grand-uncle); his former partner, Lynda; and Judy, his loving caregiver. He will once again gather around the dinner table with those who preceded him: his parents, Asha and Ruplal; siblings, Dolly, Sally, Allen, Kenneth, and Victor.

A naturally warm, loving, outgoing, and generous man, Sam was always ready to enjoy good food and company. Sam was fiercely devoted to all needing a meal, shelter, fellowship, protection, and peace, but especially to family and friends.

Sam was an artistic who sketched and painted whenever possible, He was scouted by the Indian national soccer team back in his youth; a man who was spiritually strong in his faith.

He loved the music of Elvis and Frank Sinatra. He was an active and involved member of the Canadian Progress Club - Pickering Chapter, when he lived in Durham; was a loyal Toronto Blue Jays fan, loved cheering on the athletes of the Special Olympics. Despite the health issues that eventually took the voice that out-sang many a church choir, Sam’s character and love for life shone through.

Sam taught high school Math and Phys. Ed. before coming to Canada in 1972; was a national credit manager for Chase / Clark Equipment, which enabled him to travel around North America in the 1970s and ‘80s. He owned a car dealership and a restaurant. However, he was best known for working in financial services for the car industry. He was a huge John McEnroe fan, and was a silent leader when giving back to his community.

Many thanks to the nurses, doctors, and care team members at Hilltop Manor and the Cambridge Memorial Hospital; and to Judy, with whom Sam had one of those unique life relationships that falls outside the box.

Was an advocate for starting a celebration and loving to gather with the ones he cared for:

a Celebration of Life will be held on Sam’s birthday on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 1pm to 3pm, at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge.

Believing in the importance of making a difference and contributing to others, a donation in Sam’s name to the Canadian Diabetes Association; the Special Olympics - Greater Durham; the Canadian Progress Club - Pickering Chapter; or to any Food Bank in lieu of gifts/flowers.

If you smell Polo cologne near you, Sam may be visiting when needed.

Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre