October 24, 1923 - December 8, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Salvatore Carmen Corea, known to all as "Sam". He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years Eileen, his son Ron (Marion), his daughter Lynne (Brian), grandchildren David Pehowich (Natalie), Nathan Pehowich (Lisa), Kevin Corea (Jen), Jonathan Pehowich (Heather) and Carmen (Justin) Clemitson and most dear to him his nine great-grandchildren.
Sam was born and raised in Kamloops, his younger years were spent playing hockey, baseball, basketball and coaching. Sam was well known in the community as business owner of Corea & McDonald Shoe store. He was a life time member of the Colombo Lodge.
His happiest times were spent in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing. A sincere thank you to his dear friend and hunting buddy Don Romanin, who always got him out to get the big one. Our heart thanks to Margaret Fuoco, longtime family friend, who has always been there for our entire family. Dad will now be joining his family and his dear friends from Lorne Street and a far.
Sam touched the lives of so many with his generous heart. He will be deeply missed.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers who have looked after Sam this past year, especially the staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home.
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Holy Family Parish with Father Fred Weisbeck Celebrant. A reception will follow at the Chief Louis Centre at the Kamloops Indian Band.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 in memory of Sam.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com