Sam passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Peter Lougheed Hospital In Calgary Alberta on December 18, 2018 after her fearless and tough battle with liver disease. The past few months Sam never lost her sense of humor and fought as long as she could to stay with her family & friends. Her bravery facing this disease and the wisdom she shared with everyone will forever be cherished by all who loved Sam.
Sam was predeceased by her parents Peggy Heavenfire & Step-Dad Ivan Radisic, grandparents George Heavenfire, step-grandma Violet Hunter.Her granny Emma Stoney and Maggie Crowchief and Grandpa Sam Gooden.
Sam is survived by her sons: Christopher Ivan Gooder (Stephanie) & Dakota Lee Gooder (Faith), her grandchildren Ashlyn and Dakota Jr. Her best buddy and fur-baby Blue Her older sister & best friend: Beverly (Earl/Nistou) nieces:Tina (Jared), Kimmy (Alexander), Angel (Lee) Her baby sister: Crystal (Shaun/Nistou), Tarrell (Hadassa), Brandon (Brielle), Mariah (Brett) and Ben (aka her little Charlie Brown) Her Loving Father: Alfred Gooder Her Caring brother’s: Ron (Kathy), Perry, Peter (Davina), Everett Her Lovely sister’s: Wanda, Deborah, Rachael, Clarissa, Amy, Chyanne Her Devoted Uncles: Tommy, Rod & Gerry Her Beautiful Aunties: Tina, Colleen & Cindy. Her best friends: Lorraine & Blaine, their daughter Joanne Her close friend:Judy & her niece:Crystal Numerous cousins & family members from the Heavenfire, Hunter, Gooder & Radisic families and life-long friends near and far.Many relatives from TsuuTina
Sam grew up in Black Diamond AB and Claresholm AB before finally settling in Calgary AB for most of her adult life. Sam studied archeology at the Lethbridge College , she was a brilliant chef and a manager at First Call Calgary call center. Everyone who knew Sam knew her calling was spreading kindness, help and love to the less fortunate. A trait she said her mother Peggy & step-father Ivan passed on to her. She always had a warm bed, hot meal and plenty of laugh’s for anyone in need. Sam never turned away a soul who needed a friend or to feel loved. Sam was always the first to stick up for the little guy, she often said that being true to yourself and accepting others for who they are was the only was to find real friends and true happiness. Sam loved hard and laughed easily and cherished every moment with each one of you that came to spend time with her while she was in the hospital.
Sam wanted these words included: ~Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in, you don’t know how you would react either ~Don’t waste your time worrying about what people think of you ~Be kind ALWAYS, you never know when you will be the one in need of a kind gesture ~All you need is love…
The vast emptiness felt by all who loved and knew Sam is great. She was truly one of a kind and if you were lucky enough to be loved by her your received a true gift from Creator. Honour Sam’s memory by donating to or volunteering with the less fortunate and always try to do random acts of kindness on her behalf it would make her happy to be remembered this way.
Sam’s viewing will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Pierson’s funeral home 4121 17 Ave SE, Calgary AB with funeral services to follow at 3:00pm.
Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel
4121 – 17 Avenue SE
CA T2A 0T1