Paul SamisSAMIS – Paul Jarvis Samis of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2013 at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of Lena Samis (nee Smith).  Paul will be dearly missed by his children Cindy Samis of St. Thomas, Steve Samis of Toronto, Linda (Don) Stoap of Oakville, Valerie (Chris) Delandes of St. Thomas; grandchildren Jenna (Tom) Stoap-Moore, Adam Stoap, Daniel Stoap, Alyssa Deslandes (Jonathan McKee); great grand-children Kaitlynn and Rayne Moore, Bentley McKee; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother Donald Samis.  Paul worked at the Ministry of Transportation for over 25 years.  He was also a Royal Canadian Navy Veteran, having proudly served his country from 1950 to 1955.   In his retirement, Paul enjoyed painting, and frequently contributed to the Appreciation of The Arts.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 2 at 1:30pm.  Private interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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