Celebration of Life for Salvatore "Sam" Pasta

Salvatore Sam Pasta February 6 1941 - January 9 2020 With profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Sam, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, best friend and mentor. At the age of 78, Sam passed peacefully at home, as was his final wish, surrounded by his family. He is survived by the love of his life, Carolina, married 52 years. Sadly missed by daughter Jett(Bert), son Ryan(Daniela) and son Stefano. Grandfather to Tawni(Scott) and Dylan(Danielle) and great grandfather to Quintin, Cayden, Kaylee and Kane. Brother to Victor(Joanne), Joe(Susan), Josie(Tony) and his very close friend Rob. He was predeceased by his parents, Giovanna and Francesco. Born February 6, 1941 in Villagrazia, Sicily and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1952. In 1961 he met Carolina Cantafio at a church event and they married 5 years later. They welcomed their first child, Jett, followed by Ryan and then Stefano. The whole family moved to Sooke in 1980, opened Salvatore’s Hair Salon and quickly became beloved members of the community. In Winnipeg Sam was a member of the Optimist Club. In Sooke he was involved with StageWest Players in a variety of roles; actor, director, playwright, producer and stylist. StageWest recently made him an honorary lifetime member. He was a longtime lodge member of the Sooke Freemasons, also acting as Master Mason. In Victoria he was involved in the Victoria Operatic Society, a Victoria Barbershop Chorus member, along with several quartets. Sam was a dedicated, loyal and selfless man with the patience of a saint. You could always rely on him to warm up any room with a friendly smile and had a sense of humour all his own. He will be greatly missed by many but will live on in our hearts. His Service will be officiated by Gordon Thurston and Erik Trovall in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00pm. A reception will follow the Service. The entire family would like to convey our deepest gratitude to the staff on 4 South and the Home Dialysis Unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria Hospice and Home and Community Care Nursing. Special thanks to Dr. Saunders, Dr. Weir and Dr. Maskey for your compassionate care. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to one of the following: - Victoria Hospice or The Kidney Foundation of Victoria.

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