Obituary of A. Gregory "Greg" Samson
SAMSON, A. Gregory “Greg”, Samson’s Cove
It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce Greg’s sudden passing on August 26, 2019 at his residence in Samson’s Cove. Born in Arichat, he was the son of Mary Leona (Landry) with whom he resided and the late Joseph Antoine Samson. He is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Lynn Samson (Mitchel Farrell), Little Anse; grandchildren: Zachary and Ellyssa Farrell, both of Little Anse; brother: Sam (Sandra), Halifax; sisters: Doreen (Paul) Boudreau, Arichat, Bernice (John) Connor, Eastern Passage, Charlene (Byron) Sharpe, Riverview, NB, Carrie Anne (Jamie) LeBlanc, Upper Tantallon; nephews and nieces: Matthew and Sheena Connor, Patrick Boudreau, Samantha (Sharpe) Wilson and Robert Sharpe, Laura and Charlotte Samson, and Joshua LeBlanc.
An avid sports fan who especially loved his Montreal Canadiens, he had many “heated debates” with his brothers in law who are all Toronto Maple Leaf fans. His second sport passion was playing baseball with the Little Anse Golden Hawks.
Greg worked as a fish cutter at Richmond Fisheries. Following the collapse of the cod fishery, he obtained a diploma in computer studies from Compu College in Halifax. He then transitioned to driving truck in Canada and the U. S. for various long-haul companies. In recent years, he took an active interest in amateur photography, focusing on Nature on his beloved Isle Madame.
Visitation will be held at C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, September 2, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church in Petit de Grat at 11 a.m., Rev. John Yake presiding. Burial will take place at Star of the Sea Cemetery in Petit de Grat. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. A reception will be held at the Social Action Centre in Little Anse following the committal. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of “Greg”, please visit: www.chboudreau.com