Biography of Sam Forsythe - Signalman d. February 20, 2013Viewers able to provide more information (stories or photos) are asked to contact Dan Delong.
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993
Forsythe - Signalman
Sam has permitted his Nene poems to be re-published on this website.
Samuel Urquhart Forsythe December 20, 1924 - February 20, 2013
Obituary [Note: Mary died several months later, on19th. May, 2013.]
Passed away peacefully at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Wednesday February 20th, 2013, at the age of 88. Survived by Mary his cherished wife of 67 years. Beloved dad to Anne-Marie (Frank), Barb (Phil), Jim (Yvonne) and Steve (Frances). Proud Granddad of 11 grandchildren and “Great” Granddad to 10 great grandchildren. Respected Masonic Brother for over 50 years, WWII veteran and Poetaster. The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, (Ajax), 905 428-8488 on Sunday, February 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday February 25 at 2 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be placed at www.mceachniefuneral.ca
Mary Irene Forsythe January 4, 1925 - May 19, 2013
Passed away peacefully at Community Nursing Home, Port Perry on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by Sam, her husband of 67 years. Beloved Mom to Anne-Marie (Frank), Barb (Phil), Jim (Yvonne) and Steve (Frances). Proud Grandma of 11 grandchildren and “Great” Grandma to 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Charlotte Allen. The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, (Ajax), 905 428-8488 on Thursday, May 23 from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 am. Mary will be laid to rest with Sam in Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Ajax. Memorial donations may be made to the Durham Children's Aid Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be placed at http://www.mceachniefuneral.ca
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