Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Dr. Samuel I. Williams

June 30, 1929November 1, 2019

WILLIAMS, Dr. Samuel Isaiah 1929-2019 It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Williams on Friday November 1, 2019 at the age of 90. He was predeceased by his wife Mavis, and survived by loving children Hilary (Wayne), Andrew and David (Annette), current wife Patricia, and grandchildren, Nathan, Meagan, Matthew and Ashley. Dr. Williams was a surgeon who managed hospitals in Cayman Islands, Jamaica and, since 1973, practiced medicine in Oshawa, Ontario. Beloved and highly respected by a very wide circle of friends and family, he will be deeply missed, leaving a legacy of excellence in academics, medicine and sports. Also known as “Sam, the Renaissance man”, his keen intellect, passion for life, sense of humour and positive attitude were inspiring to many. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday November 16th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

Notice from the Cornwall College Alumni Association:

"Dr. Williams attended Cornwall College, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on a scholarship from 1942-1948 where he held the noteworthy positions of Head Boy, Captain of the cricket team and Vice Captain of the football (soccer) team. In 1948 he taught Chemistry and Mathematica’s as a junior member of the teaching staff and doubled as the school’s Sportsmaster. This outstanding Cornwallian was indeed the consummate all-rounder.

Dr. Williams departed for Edinburgh, Scotland in 1950 to pursue his medical studies at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1958. His sojourn took him to various hospitals in England, Scotland. He later specialized in surgery (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) and managed hospitals in Cayman Island and Jamaica, latterly practicing medicine in Oshawa, Ontario.

Cornwall College Alumni Association wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to his family on the passing of this very remarkable “Man of Might”.

In light of Dr. Williams commitment to giving back to his alma mater, donations may be made in his honor to a special fund “In memory of Samuel Williams” - to be allocated to special projects.

Cheques only may be accepted.

If tax receipt not needed, cheques can be made out to “CCAA Canada” with reference “In memory of Samuel Williams”.

If tax receipt required, cheques can be made out to “Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations” with reference “Cornwall College - in memory of Samuel Williams"


16 November


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West
Oshawa, Onatio

16 November

Funeral Service

11:30 am

Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West
Oshawa, Ontario


Dr. Samuel I. Williams

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Edmund Gough

November 8, 2019

Dr, Samuel Williams impressed me greatly. He had a brilliant mind,excelled on the sporting fields of Jamaica,and contributed so much to so many and yet remained humble and unassuming.
I learned of the genius of this gentleman from the streets of my hometown, Montego Bay, before I was a student at Cornwall College.During my time,most Montegonians paid a keen interest in the school and the name Sammy Williams could be heard from the mouths of many.He was a superb scholar and a prolific sportsman .I can never forget the shouts of "Sammy" "Sammy" whenever he took possession of the football on the field.
That evening when the Cornwall College Assn., honoured him and I was privileged to walk beside him to the podium to do the honouring, was one of the proudest moments of my life.
Another special moment came to me, when he told me that my father,Tailor Gough made the suit he wore when he left home to study abroad.
I have only the greatest respect and admiration for this outstanding human being, Dr. Samuel Williams.
Edmund Gough

Mair and Denny Greaves

November 7, 2019

Dr. Sam was an inspiration to those who live in Lynde Creek Village. His quiet demeanor endeared him to many, especially those on Cullen Way. His gardening skills were outstanding, and anyone who passed his home was given a rare insight into God's beauty and Dr. Sam's loving attention to all things great and small. Our sincere condolences to Pat and their entire family. Death leaves a profound mark; memories can never be erased.

Glenn Chin

November 7, 2019

Uncle Sammy was the definition of a gentleman. He was always kind, generous, and encouraging with never an unkind word for anyone.

He reminded me of Cary Grant, because he always looked dashing, no matter what he was wearing. Maybe it was because he was so confident and comfortable with who he was.
I will miss him very much.

Our most heartfelt condolences to Hilary, Andrew, David, their families, and Aunt Pat.

Jean Lue

November 5, 2019

Uncle Sammy was such a loving , personable, compassionate person. He was my connection with family ties to the Williams family. My mother Gloria Chin nee Williams was a close cousin of his. My grandparents Isaac and Amy Williams were close to his parents and the family in Grangehill , Jamaica. Uncle Sammy and Aunt Mavis always kept in touch with our family and always had words of encouragement for us. He will be sadly missed but it was a privelige to have known him. May his soul rest in peace.
To Aunt Pat and the family please accept my family's sincere condolences .