Samuel David Foote

October 7, 1914November 13, 2012

SAMUEL DAVID FOOTE, P. Eng. 1914 – 2012

Samuel David Foote born October 7, 1914 died November 13, 2012 at Newmarket, Ontario. He was predeceased in June, 2000, by his wife of sixty one years, Janet Mary Weir. Sam is survived by his three children, Mary Ellen (Doug Stewart), Donald Foote (Judy Zarchikoff), and Keith Foote (Maureen Dowling). Sam’s grandchildren are Margaret, (Rick), Steele and Janet Stewart, Robert Stewart and David Stewart, and four great grandchildren. He is Pre-deceased by parents Septimus and Cora Foote, and siblings Grace Powell (Percy), Walter Foote (Hazel) and Joseph Foote (Edith). Survived by sister Mildred Wideman (Lorne). Sam is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Sam was born at his parent’s farm in Whitchurch Township. Between grade school and high school Sam took a sabbatical of one year to work with his father on the farm. He always remembered that as being a very special time. Sam graduated from the University of Toronto in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and began his career employed on the construction of railway structures and railways in Ontario and Quebec for CNR. He then moved into the Petrochemical industry working for BA Oil in Calgary and then various Engineering Consultant Companies based in Toronto. Sam was a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada, The Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Lifetime Members Engineers Association. Sam retired from engineering in 1979 and spent his retirement years working on his own farm in Aurora where he and his wife Mary lived and had raised their family. Sam was a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora. Robert and Anita Johnson along with their children Lydia and Mirko were constant companions. Anita’s attendant care of Mary and then of Sam added immeasurably to their lives. Visitation will be held at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, Ontario (905 727-5421) on Sunday November 18 from 2-4pm. Funeral Service at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora on Monday November 19 at 11am. Cremation. Donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2012

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Linda Bowser

January 26, 2013

I have many fond memories of your father.

Joy Hambrook

November 22, 2012

As a friend of Sam's for over 50 years, I have many fond memories of vacations, dinners, parties and yearly traditional get togethers. He was a wonderful man and I continued to visit him during his time at Sunrise. I will miss him dearly. From his Long Time Friend, Joy Hambrook

Sharon Gray (nee Hansen)

November 21, 2012

In the forties, I believe that Sam worked with my father in Calgary at BA Oil. If my memory serves me right, Sam is my Godfather. The line of communication was broken some time ago, but I do remember being told that Sam Foote was my Godfather.

Lorraine Armstrong

November 19, 2012

Sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Sam Foote. Mr. Foote was a regular and valued user of the Aurora Public Library for many years and as an employee there, I always appreciated his warm and friendly greeting. I was especially delighted to learn that he and my father were classmates at U of T back in the 30s.

November 19, 2012

Just want to send my sincere sympathy to you in the passing of your dad. I felt so privileged to have known your family while attending the Hartman public school. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your dad and remember he will always be with you. Your grade school friend, Elaine Steven.

The Jovanov Family

November 19, 2012

Our sincerest and deepest condolences to Sam's family. It was a pleasure knowing Sam, he was a very kind man.

Ruth (Willis) Sheridan

November 18, 2012

Dear Mildred, So sorry to hear of your brother Sam's passing. My thoughts are with you. Ruth(Willis) Sheridan, 26 Bell St. Uxbridge, ON L9P 1K9

Anita, Rob, Lydia, and Mirko Johnston

November 18, 2012

Sam was a soft spoken gentleman with a kind, generous heart. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved nature and had a great respect for it. He was a peaceful gentleman and a wonderful listener. He was a good friend, and we will all miss him dearly.

Robert, Anita, Lydia, and Mirko Johnston

November 18, 2012

Sam was a soft spoken gentleman with a kind and generous heart. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved nature and had a great respect for it. He was a peaceful gentleman and a great listener. Ha was a great friend and we will miss him dearly.

Maureen Dowling

November 17, 2012

Sam was a gentle and kind man.and always gentleman. He had a great sense of humour. We will miss him and remember him with fond wishes.

Maureen Dowling and Family.