September 10, 1926 – Calgary, AB
April 5, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Samuel Edward Mahood of Calgary passed away peacefully at home into the presence of his Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
Sam grew up on the family dairy farm in west Calgary and continued to farm there until it was sold in 2003. He devoted his life to serving his Lord, to the family farm and to his extended family. Sam spent considerable time reading, especially history, studying languages and studying and listening to classical music. He was a caretaker of the environment always nurturing his land, his livestock and the wild birds and animals that frequented it. Sam was an active member of the Valleyview Presbyterian Church Community and was the congregation’s pianist for many years. His gentle, loving spirit and enjoyment of children was always extremely evident. He together with his sister Kitty, enabled the move of Ambrose University College to the original Mahood farmstead in west Calgary.
Sam is survived his brother William and his brother-in-law George Taylor, and numerous nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. Uncle Sam will be greatly missed by his large extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Sarah Mahood, sisters Suzanne, Harriet, Gladys, Bertha, Kitty and Jennie and brothers Joe and Teddy.
The family wishes to express sincere and heartfelt gratitude to his caregivers, Zandra Delorme, Jas Singh, Allan Rimas and Joyce Lamont who enriched Sam’s latter years by providing exceptional care.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive SW) on Friday April 11, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Graveside Service will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Lower Springbank Road and 17th Avenue SW) on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at Valleyview Community Church (7655 – 26th Avenue SW) on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Sam Mahood, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences