Harry Alfred Sampson
February 27, 1932 – December 22, 2019
SAMPSON, Harry Alfred – Gracieville (Lower L’Ardoise)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Alfred Sampson on December 22, 2019 at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish, NS. Harry was born February 27, 1932 to the late Eva May Masters (Sampson).
Harry rolled much into his 87 years and should be proud of the life he lead. At the age of 19, Harry left his home and headed for Petawawa, Ontario, to enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces. He was a member of Royal Canadian Regiment’s 1st Battalion and was deployed to Korea in 1952 where he was a machine gunner. He would later become a member of the L’Ardoise Legion Branch 110.
In 1954 Harry returned Home to Gracieville and began his carpentry career. Over the years he has left his mark on his community and the surrounding areas with the many homes and businesses he built and renovated, including the home he built and shared with his wife for over 60 years. Although Harry made a living at carpentry, it was the sea that called to him and for two months of the year, Harry fished lobster on the waters off Point Michaud and continued to do so until he retired at the age of 80.
Harry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rita May (Mombourquette) and together they raised six children: Paula (Rick), Calgary; Howard (Jeannie),Stellarton; Stanley (Sherry), Point Michaud; Jacqueline (Blair), Cole Harbour; Basil (Darlene), Point Michaud and Alana (Dan), Dartmouth. Harry loved his grandchildren and is survived by Derrick, Nathan, Stewart, Lindsay, Justin, Shane, Shauna, Devin and Brendan. He equally loved his great grand children, Haley, Gabrielle, Landon, Luke and Lennon. He leaves behind brothers, Alfred Masters (Rosemarie), Wayne Masters (Linda), sister, Mary Fougere (Peter), sister-in-laws, brother in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his mother, Harry was predeceased by his son in law, Bob Bruner and three great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Dr. Kingston Memorial Health Clinic as well as the Strait Richmond Hospital ER staff and the nurses and doctors in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha’s Hospital for the exceptional care Harry received in his final days. A special thank you to Lena MacDonald from the Cardiology Department for your care over the years.
Visitation will take place Saturday, December 28 and Sunday December 29 from 2- 9 pm at the Holy Guardian Angels Resting Place. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 30 at 11:00 am at Holy Guardian Angels Parish with Father John Yake officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the L’Ardoise Fire Department, the Dr. Kingston Memorial Clinic or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under Care and Direction of Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard St. Port Hawkesbury.
Monday, December 30, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Harry Alfred Sampson February 27 1932 December 22 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Port-Hawkesbury, Province: Nova Scotia