It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Samuel ‘Sam’ Charles Dunlavy, 74, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
Born in Saint John, N.B., Sam was the son of the late Samuel and Eileen Dunlavy.
Sam was a kind and loving man, he loved his family and adored his grandson. He was a longtime resident of Cape Breton after retiring from many years of service in the U.S. Navy. Sam will be missed by all who knew him.
Sam is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margie (Penney); children, Lois (Stuart), Stephen (Crista), Sandra (Dennis), Michael (Roby), Joseph (Cynthia) and the joy of his life, his grandson, Noah.
At Sam’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, Whitney Pier.
Donations in memory of Sam may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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May Sam's dear wife, Margie and family find solace in knowing that he will rest forever peacefully in the loving thoughts of all whose lives he touched. Our hearts and thoughts will be with you tomorrow.
From: Stephen John Penney's wife, Christine, and their son & daughter, Greg and Page
Dear Margie, So very sorry to read of Sam's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
From: Dale & Ronnie
To Margie and family I was very saddened to read of your husbands death.Although I didn,t get to meet him I can still remember when you came home from your vacation so much in love and could hardly wait for him to come to Sydney. My condolences to you and may all your great memories help you through this most difficult time
From: Shirley MacIntyre
Please accept our deepest sympathy upon Sam's passing.A lovely man always pleasant and smiling whenever we would meet..so very sorry for your loss…God Bless you all.
From: Jos and Linda Van Dommelen
Dear Lois and Stuart and family So very sorry to read of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
From: Donnie and Helen
Margie & family, so sorry to hear about Sam. Keep your memories close to your heart. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
From: Susan MacNeil
I am very sorry for your loss. Sam was a very nice and kind man.
From: David Green
Margie & Family; So sorry for your loss.
Hugs and prayers, Gwen MacLean
From: Kirk and Dorothy Worden
Margie & Family- So sorry for your loss.