Homer Samuel Edgerton
On a snowy fall afternoon, Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, Homer Samuel Edgerton passed peacefully with family by his side at Moose Jaw, SK. Sam was born on June 8th, 1932 at Mossbank, SK and was raised at Mossbank and Swift Current, SK. He was the youngest of seven. Sam filled many roles during his life including son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and soon to be great-grandfather. Sam completed high school in Swift Current where he participated in many sports, including baseball, basketball, track & field and hockey. His love for hockey paid off as he was scouted to play for the Chicago Blackhawks. His mother encouraged him to pursue a different path, which led to a career that spanned over 50 years. Later in life he added golfing and curling to the mix, along with coaching his son’s hockey teams. In Sam’s later years he took up bowling, becoming a master and a coach. Sam married Margaret Code in June of 1954. Together they raised four children on the Edgerton farm and then in the town of Mossbank. There was a short time spent in Harptree, SK where he was an elevator agent. Sam enjoyed the farm, nature, gardening, playing cards and watching tennis. He was an avid reader, especially western novels. He liked to learn and continued his knowledge with many classes. Sam had an illustrious career beginning in 1958 as an assistant administrator for RM Lake Johnston #102 and the Town of Mossbank. For a short time he went to a role of travelling salesman for the SARM, before taking on full administrator duties for the town of Mossbank, RM Lake Johnston #102 and RM Sutton #103. He was also an interim administrator for the RM of Assiniboia, the RM of Courval, and the RM of Gravelbourg. Sam also sat on the boards of Sutton-Lake Johnston Union Hospital District, Assiniboia Savings and Credit Union, Gravelbourg St. Joseph’s Hospital, and South Country Home Care District. In 2012 Sam received the SARM Lou Jacobs Award. As he was mentored, he paid it forward by mentoring and training others. Sam belonged and volunteered on many community projects, including the Mossbank Golf Club, Mossbank Kinsmen Club, Mossbank Rink Committee, Mossbank Noodle Factory Committee, and assisted in creating the new Mossbank library. In 2016, Sam and Margaret moved into the Bentley in Moose Jaw, SK where he enjoyed the activities. Sam took up walking in Moose Jaw and covered many miles. Family was everything to him, and of course, his grandchildren were the best!
He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Margaret (deceased September 28th, 2022); son, Sheldon; father, Homer Samuel 1; mother, Mary (Easton); brothers, Fred and Calvin; and sisters: Jaclynn Louise, Nettie, Marie, and Margaret. Sam is survived by his children: Sharei, Sam Jr. (Shelli), and Sharlene (Paul); grandchildren: Sean, Bret, Bryn (Brett), Alix (Luke), Sarah (Pedro), and Carter (Tyller); as well as many nieces and nephews. Sam will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
In keeping with Sam’s wishes, a Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Most sincere condolences to the Edgerton Family in the passing of your father. RIP Sam.
Adding our condolences and caring thoughts to your family and remembering Margaret and Sam fondly .
Sorry to hear of the passing of Sam. It’s been a hard year of losses for you all. May memories comfort you in this difficult time. Condolences to all of you. I will always remember his laugh…
I’m so sorry to hear the news. Out East, we had Uncle Sam and Margaret often in our thoughts, talked about them, and remembered them both fondly, despite not having seen them in years. Sincere, heartfelt sympathies from Louise (Sam’s niece) and Jeannine (Cal’s wife).
We were sorry to hear of Sam’s passing, we remember him from living and farming at Mossbank . Thinking of you all, as you treasure your family memories.
We are sorry to read of your loss. So many memories of Dad’s escapes with Sam! He was a wonderful friend to Dad. Thinking of you all & sending you our condolences.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. Our condolences to you all. May your good memories of your dad be a comfort to you. Your mom and dad were definitely staunch members of our community.r
Sam was a neighbour of mom’s at Providence Place. I always enjoyed seeing him when I went to see mom. Wishing you many, many good memories to ease the pain of parting.
I’m sending condolences from the family of Lloyd and Irene Anderson. Your dad’s name is synonymous with Mossbank because of his many years of community work. Praying for comfort in your loss.
Our condolences to the Family. It is never easy to lose a parent…it is very hard to lose them both close together. May memories of past family joys give you some comfort at this sad time.
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Sam and also Aunt Marg. We have fond memories of them coming to our wedding in Montreal in 1978. It was also so nice to see them in Calgary a few times in more recent years. Our condolences to all of you.
Bob, Deb, Jason and Katie Edgerton