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Date of Passing: Apr 13, 2021

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Samlal Seebalack passed away on April 13, 2021, at the age of 87. He is our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Champa, daughter Chacuntra, his brother and three sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Mona and Grace, children, Gunness (Agnes), Prematee, Brian; son-in-law Boysie; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; family members and friends. He lived a full life and will be missed by all.
Dad worked as a mechanic in Trinidad then immigrated to Canada with his family in 1969, retiring from the Canadian National Railway shops in Transcona. His innovation and creativity were a great contribution to our West Indian community. He loved listening to old time music on his reel to reel, making family videos, making silly faces to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards, driving and fixing his 1952 Pontiac, visits to the beach, doing his pig roasts and hosting gatherings at his home.
We express a heartfelt thanks for everyone that has reached out to the family at this difficult time.
Due to COVID-19 a private family service will be held at this time.

Here's one for the road
Papie, Mamoo, Piggy, Nana, Aja.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I knew Sam (Guru), and his family for 35 plus years. Him and his family were always the best of people. I have so many good memories of hanging out with Sam. Working on "beat up charlie" and many other fun things. Not to mention "peeling oil" (drinking beer). Rest in peace my good friend. and have a puncheon rum for me! God knows you deserve it! Grant Sesak, (chela)... - Posted by: Grant Sesak (long time friend (chela)) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • Papie (my uncle) was a great man and a brave man. 52 years ago he left the warmth, comfort, and familiarity of friends and family in Trinidad to seek a better life in Winnipeg. I am sure he was lonely but he held his head high and not only persevered but thrived. I will remember him for his ingenuity, lust for life and determination. We are all grateful to him and because of him many of us were able to follow and make a life in Canada. Thank you Papie! I will always remember you and the joy you brought to our lives. - Posted by: Tony Seebalack (Nephew) on: Apr 23, 2021

  • On behalf of the Samaroo family of Princes Town, Trinidad, DOLLY, SANDRA, SALLY, JUNIOR, ANNMARIE, AKA CHING, SUSAN. Condolences to you and your family in Canada, on the passing of uncle Sam. My family shared many good times with him, and each one of us has special memories of him. He was the best and coolest uncle, taught us how to cheat in all fours, and played various games with us. My mum loved her brother. I remember him roasting pig, both in Trinidad and Canada, and piggy, will miss his phone conversations. May he rest in the arms of God and get peace. - Posted by: Sandra Roopnarine (Niece) on: Apr 21, 2021

  • Our sympathy to the family. We knew Sam through our association with ICCA of Winnipeg. He was always a warm and welcoming person in the community and ready with a joke to share. Was a pleasure knowing him May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Hollis and Annette. Singh (Friend) on: Apr 21, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was always pleased to see Bill and I whenever our paths crossed. Thoughts and condolences to all of you at this time. - Posted by: Kimberly Crosby (Family friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family. Sam was a great man. He made me feel welcome in his home. I have many memories with his family. I stopped by last summer to say hi in the morning, but the neighbour's said he was probably still sleeping. From "Charlie" to preparing a goat to making roti to having feasts with family and friends at his home. Sam you and your family have meant a lot to me in my life. May you rest in eternal peace. - Posted by: Daryle Kaskiw (Friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

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