Sam Ballentine age 85 passed away peacefully at home with his best friend Dorothy holding his hand, on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Sam was born March 19, 1927 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In his early years, he made his home in Terrace Bay, ON but for the past 30 years he was building beautiful gardens in Salt Spring Island, BC.
Sam is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy, his children, Linda (Ludger), Sheila (Rolly), Tom (Linda) and Sam. He leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister and daughter Patricia.
As per Sam’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Interment in Terrace Bay, ON will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, please take a moment of quiet reflection.
~ A life well lived is a legacy of joy,
pride and pleasure,
a loving, lasting memory our
grateful hearts will treasure ~