Samuel William Bush

March 30, 1998June 2, 2019

It is with disbelief and profound sadness that we announce that Samuel William Bush passed away suddenly at the age of 21 on June 2, 2019.

Sam continues to be loved furiously and will be missed deeply forever by his parents, Dan and Tammy Bush, younger brothers, Jacob and Jack Bush, grandparents, Joe and Rose Chevalier and Laurie and Ann Bush, Aunts and Uncles, Dennis and Beth Chevalier, Carolyn and David Hamlyn, Kylie and Trevor Oussoren, cousins, Everett and Reed Chevalier, Kaylyn and Quinn Hamlyn, and Jonah and Nolan Oussoren. He was also loved dearly by his great Mimmy, Colleen Chevalier and by a many great aunts and uncles.

Sam was welcomed into our family on March 30, 1998 in Windsor, Ontario and was surrounded by a huge loving family as the first grandchild and great grandchild on his mother’s side and the first boy grandchild on his father’s side. He lived there and enjoyed time with his extended family, great grandparents, great aunts and uncles until 2004 when his family moved to Kenora. He attended St. Louis school, Our Lady of the Valley, Pope John Paul II and St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Sam also attended a year at Narrandera High School in Australia. Along the way he made many friends and shared great bonds. He loved to go camping, hunting and fishing with his Pippy and Uncle Dennis and looked forward to the big hunting trip with all the guys each fall. Sam was passionate about skateboarding and would spend long days in the summertime doing kick flips, ollies and riding the rails with his friends. He would be out there shoveling out of the bowl in the spring to be able to get in there as soon as he could and would ride right until winter set in and the park was no longer rideable. His sk8 team were his second family and he will be greatly missed by each of them. Sam has 2 younger brothers, Jake and Jack, who he’d wrestle with, play basketball with and teach some sk8 moves to. He loved our family dinners and could laugh so hard and engage in banter with the best of our family.

Visitation for Sam will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday June 7, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Visitation will continue from 10:00-11:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School gymnasium. A Celebration of Sam’s Life will be held at 11:00 am immediately following the visitation. A luncheon will follow at The Log Cabin Tavern on Rabbit Lake Road.

Online condolences may be made at



  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019


Samuel William Bush

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Donna and Norman Blunt

June 10, 2019

To Dan and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Donna and Norman Blunt

Elaine Macintyre

June 9, 2019

I did not know Samuel. I grew up with your Chevalier family - Joe, Rose and the rest of them. I just want to say that I am so saddened by your devastating loss and will be thinking of you all and praying for you.

Graeme Urquhart

June 9, 2019

Dear Tammy and family,
Our thoughts are with you in this most difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Graeme and Lyn Urquhart

Tammy Maffey

June 8, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Suzanne White

June 7, 2019

Sending you and your whole family our upmost sincere condolences. No words can express how sad we feel about this news. Keeping you all in our prayers. 🙏🏻David Suzanne Matilda and Grace White

Sonia Young

June 7, 2019

My heart goes out to your family in your time of loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I met Sam in 2011 when Jim and the "gang" all went fishing. Sam and I talked about school, his friends and the books that he was reading. He was a beautiful, kind soul with a big smile. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

Linda McGuire (Tracey)

June 6, 2019

My deepest sympathy to your family at this time. I was raised in Woodslee and know Colleen and her lovely family. My heart is with you all.

Candace & jeff Wetendorf

June 6, 2019

The bush family.

We are so sorry to hear of your loss , thinking of you at this difficult time.

Delores Kelly

June 6, 2019

Our family Billy Boucher ( my husband)and my grandson Daniel Vickers -Dixon offer prayers and heartfelt condolences FoR your Family. I only knew him as Dan's friend from the Boardanyone store and one of Dan's skating buddies. He was always so respectful with smiles and very helpful when I shopped in there for Dan. He chosed what Dan would like..and keep the items till I returned with Dan. I FELT THE GREAT SPIRT WITHIN HIM ..HE WILL BE MISSED FOR SURE. MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL.

Priscilla OMahoney

June 6, 2019

Dear Dan, Tammy and Family,
We pray for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you smile again.
Our deepest sympathies.
Love The O’ Mahoney Family. (Dom, Priscilla, Bella, Emily and Tom) xx