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Sam Colaiezzi

July 1, 1931 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 88)

In Loving Memory of

Mr. Sam Colaiezzi

July 1, 1931 - August 8 , 2019


His family announces that after a long and arduous battle with heart disease he succumbed and found peace on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital at the age of 88.  

Sam was an avid outdoorsman and long time active resident of Smooth Rock Falls.  He especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, his vegetable garden and puttering in his garage.  He served on the United Church Board, was the projectionist for the theatre and was an active volunteer while his boys and grandchildren were involved in sports.  He loved his Northern Ontario way of life and the people he encountered throughout the town and his workplace.   

He was predeceased by Lois - his wife of 64 years. He is survived by his children Lyle, Ian (Lucie)  and Perry (Carla) Colaiezzi, his grandchildren Erik (Jocelyn), Brooke (Bobby), Patrick (Marie-Hélène), Brian (Melanie), Rachel (Jon) Witkowski and Elizabeth (Denis) Watkins, his great-grandchildren Sammy, Emmett, Xavier, Grayson, Leah, Quinn, Summer and Dakota, his brother Joe (Elly) and his sisters Leah Short and Pam Wrigglesworth.  He will also be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Gaetano and Maria Colaiezzi and brothers Dom, Rand, Frank, Albert and Mario as well as sisters Annie, Marg, Theresa and Mary.

Relatives & friends are welcome to visit at the St-Gertrude's Catholic Church Parish Hall, 48 Hollywood Ave, Smooth Rock Falls on Monday August 12th, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm and Tuesday August 13th, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. A United Church funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Brynn Carson on Tuesday August 13th, 2019 at 11 am in the St-Gertrude's Catholic Church , Smooth Rock Falls and reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

If desired memorial donations may be made to the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital Foundation and would be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to send online condolences to Sam's family or to share your memories please visit 

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home.

For information, please contact 705-272-3239

Donations may be made to:

Fondation Hôpital Smooth Rock Falls Hospital Foundation
107 Kelly Road, Box 219, Smooth Rock Falls ON P0L 2B0
Tel: 1-705-338-3223

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