October 5, 1950 – June 20, 2020
at the age of 69 years:
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sydney (Sipke) Samplonius on June 20, 2020 in Kamloops, B.C.
Sydney was born in Sneek, Netherlands on October 5, 1950 and immigrated with his family to Canada where they eventually settled on Sumas Prairie near Abbotsford, B.C.
After marrying his wife Mary in 1977, adventures led them to the Douglas Lake/Merritt and finally the Enderby Area where they spent the remaining years of their lives.
Sydney was predeceased by Mary, his parents Hendrik & Baukje Samplonius and his brother Gerald.
He leaves behind his daughter Sabrina (Darrell), grandkids Erika, Brayden & Adam, brothers Homer, Fred, John, Bill and their families, sister Tina and family, stepdaughter Tracy and family, many relations in the Netherlands, and many dear friends from the Enderby, Grindrod and Salmon Arm area.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no service, however, a memorial gathering will occur at a later date as deemed appropriate.
“I am not frightened of dying
Any time will do, I don’t mind
Why should I be frightened of dying?
There’s no reason for it, you’ve gotta go sometime” – Pink Floyd “The Great Gig in the Sky”