Vary Family

VARY, Samuel George

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VARY, Samuel George November 3, 1935 - January 18, 2021 VARY, Shirley Emma (Fleming) December 6, 1937 - January 20, 2021

Sam and Shirley most recently lived in the Sun Parlor Home for Seniors in Leamington, Ontario, but were long-time residents of Port Stanley. They were the parents of Susan (Gord) Vary, Melissa (George) Darlington and Steven Vary; grandparents of Lucas of Victoria, BC. Samantha Fernandes (Steve) of Kingsville; Calen Rucastle (Lacey Fern) of Kelowna, BC; Morgan Darlington (Haylee) of Port Stanley, and Georgia Vary (partner Ryan) of Kingsville. They were also the great-grandparents of Max and Scarlette Fernandes and Fern Rucastle.

Sam is survived by his brother, Keith (Pauline) Vary and was predeceased by his parents, George and Verda (Moore) Vary, brother Jack Vary and sister Isobel (Vary) Spencer.

Shirley is survived by her sisters, Pat (Doug) Ough, Dolly (Bob, deceased) Simmons and Sharon (Dave, deceased) Pell. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Ann (nee Shepherd) Fleming Johnson, father Ellmore Fleming, and brothers and brothers Robert and Donnie.

Both are survived by in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Sam was born at home on Colborne Street, Port Stanley, and was a commercial fisherman most of his life. He enjoyed moving buildings for Floyd Gillard and working for five years at the BA garage.

Shirley was born in Niagara Falls and came to Port Stanley when she was eleven. After finishing high school, she worked at various jobs and retired from Lanning Insurance, where she was a broker.

Sam and Shirley enjoyed the company of numerous friends and family. They shared a love for cats, and had many over the years. They also enjoyed travelling within Canada, to the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Portugal.

Sam liked reading, meeting people, Dixieland music, and hearing a good story. Sam will be remembered for his devotion to Shirley, his ability to tell a good story, and his attachment to his home town.

Shirley enjoyed reading, especially Canadian authors; gardening; birdwatching; and the occasional Mars bar. Shirley will be remembered for her devotion to Sam, her intelligence, wit, and quiet feistiness.

Burial and a memorial celebration will be held later. Those who wish to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society.

Published on February 5, 2021 in the London Free Press Londoner

Last change February 8, 202104:11:28

by: Joanne Schwandes