Surinder Kumar “Sam” Malhotra of Kincardine died, while surrounded by family, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Sudha (nee Mittu) Malhotra. Dear father of Ken (Ursula Jurt) of Port Perry, Kevin (Julia Lee) of Toronto, and Keith (Jenna Malhotra) of Kincardine. Cherished grandfather of Lukas, Maya, Max and Mila. Sam educated several generations of students as a high school teacher at Ripley District High School and Kincardine District Secondary School. He was particularly influential to many newcomers to the Kincardine-Port Elgin area, having supported countless families (new and old), established an Ashram to the South Asian community, and was a life member of the Lions Club. Sam will be missed by his loving family and friends, both near and far. His family extends warm appreciation for the community support he received over the years, including the most recent days leading up to his passing. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St., Kincardine, Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 9-9:45 a.m., followed by a time of remembrance and memories that will be shared in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. The cremation ceremony will be held at the Parkview Cemetery and Crematorium, 335 University Ave., Waterloo, Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kincardine hospital (South Bruce Grey Health Centre) or the Kincardine Food Bank, can be made at these venues or by calling the funeral home at 519-396-2701, and are appreciated as expressions of sympathy.