LFM Samuel Denis “Sam” Posten (Ret'd)

    • Samuel Denis Posten
    • Corps of Canadian Firefighers
    • Rifleman Samuel Denis Posten

    We regret to advise of the death of Leading Fireman Samuel Denis “Sam” Posten on 12 March 2008 in the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Veterans’ Unit in Regina SK at the age of 93 years.

    Sam was born and raised in Regina. He was a veteran of the Second World War and after serving in the Regina Rifle Regiment from August 1940 until May 1942, joined the Corps of Canadian Firefighters.  With no previous firefighting experience, Sam was taken on strength in June 1942, with the rank of Junior Fireman. In August, he was posted to Station 19A-1L in Plymouth, England for basic training. By December 1942, he had completed his training and was attained the rank of Fireman. He was promoted to Senior Fireman in June 1943 and to Leading Fireman a year later. Sam spent most of his time in London and Plymouth fighting fires through the Blitz and subsequent German bombing.

    Sam returned home to Canada and worked as proprietor of the Lindsay Lucky Dollar Store in Regina. He later joined the custodial staff at the University of Regina and later served with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at the Regina Armoury and HMCS Queen.

    A Celebration of Sam's life will be held on Saturday 15 March at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at the Wascana Hospital in Regina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s memory to the Veterans' Unit 3-6 Wascana Rehab or to a charity of your choice. {dcMar20kh}