Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Bluewater Health, H. Emerson “Sam” Whiting passed away at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Margaret for 63 years. Loving father of Eleanor (Joe) Kozoriz, Dan (Catherine) Whiting, and Sandra (Andrew) Shaw. Cherished grandfather of Andrea, Joseph (Charlene) and David Kozoriz; and Peter and Jeff (Serena) Whiting. Dear brother-in-law of Keith Thiel, Jack McLachlan, and Frank (Mary) Spears. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Lois Whiting, and sisters Margaret Thiel, Emily McLachlan, and Dorothy Spears. Sam was an active, longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. He retired from Imperial Oil in 1986 after 36 years of service. Sam loved being outdoors whether it was hunting, fishing, or watching his tomatoes grow in his beloved vegetable garden. He was an active member of Bluewater Anglers and volunteered at the fish hatchery every Friday. Sam will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior to service. A private family interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Temple Baptist Church Day Camp or charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).