It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, granddad, and great granddad, David Thomas “Sam” Glover. Sam died suddenly on the evening of Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born in Fernie on January 13, 1938 to parents Thomas and Ellen Glover.
In his younger years, Sam worked underground in the local coal mines until finding work at the Elko sawmill where he obtained his Machinist ticket. In the early 80’s Sam left the mill to follow his heart – cooking, guiding and horse wrangling up the Bull River for his life-long friend, Jim Hicks of Circle F Outfitters. This is where he was happiest and most at home. Sam became well known for his homemade soups in camp; hunters and guiders couldn’t wait to get back to camp knowing there was always hot soup waiting for them. Even visitors to camp never left without having a bowl. Sam also cooked in hunting camps for Bob Fontana of Bighorn Outfitters up the Elk Valley, and Dave Idor in the Flathead. When he wasn’t in the hunting camps, he was cooking and prepping in local restaurants (Motor Inn, Grandma’s Place, Boston Pizza), or helping his good friend Earl McPeek with his catering.
Sam and his daughter Debbie started doing a monthly soup and sandwich luncheon for some time, as well as the annual Christmas dinner for the residents of the Trinity Lodge shortly after he moved there.
Three years ago, Sam was faced with having to have his right leg amputated below the knee. He never hesitated and faced it with the determination that it wasn’t going to hold him back. Sam would tell everyone that he was going to get back on a horse. He rarely complained about it and always kept trying to improve.
Sam loved and appreciated his family and many friends; always looking forward to family gatherings and get-togethers with friends. He was especially proud of his granddaughters. Sam didn’t have a lot of possessions or money, but he was very rich in friends and family that loved him dearly.
Sam enjoyed the simple pleasures of life; wildlife, the outdoors, horses, family and the company of good friends and a cold beer. He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, reading, rodeo, cooking for family and friends and anything that involved horses. Sam shared his knowledge and love of horses, packing, the outdoors and cooking with his family for which we will always be grateful.
Sam is survived by his daughter Debbie (Warren), his son Shane, granddaughters Jessica (Steve), Kellie (Brett), Maddy, and his great grandson Wyatt. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Ellen and his sister Margaret.
Because Sam enjoyed gatherings, the family would like to invite all his friends to an informal get-together at the Elk’s Hall on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. We would love to share pictures, memories, stories and raise a glass to dad
Rest In Peace, Dad.
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www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.