Samuel "Sam" McGirr

June 22, 1926 - January 7, 2013

On January 7, 2013 as the day broke and the sun rose, Samuel (Sam) McGirr, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved. Former Psychiatric Nurse of Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital (Toronto) and Unit Manager at Prince Edward Heights, Picton until his retirement. Sam was born in Kirkintulloch, Scotland to Samuel and Grace (Docherty). He emigrated to Canada in 1957. He was predeceased by his wife, Mina (Balfour) in 2010. Beloved and precious father of Linda McGirr of Kingston, Shirley Allan (Marty) of Picton and Robert McGirr of Toronto. Devoted Poppie of Stephanie, Julia (Luke), Ashleigh, Ryan, Jenna, Cody and Victoria. Great grandfather of Mitchell, Lauren, Chloe and Mason. Predeceased by his siblings Robina, Mary, John, Robert and Thomas. Survived by brothers-in-law Thomas (JoAnne) of Shetland Isles and James (Beverley) of Australia. Sam was the greatest example of goodness. He always took the time to greet everyone he met and accepted all with kindness. If you met him, all he asked for was a smile and this was always reciprocated. He will be lovingly remembered by many family relatives and friends in Scotland and Canada. We are thankful for the gift of his life and the blessing of time spent with him in his final days. He will be forever missed in our lives and hearts. Mr. McGirr is Resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Friday, January 11th at 11:30 a.m. The Reverend Fr. Thomas Thazhappally officiating. Spring Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only please) The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.