SAMSON (Nee Haughey), Mary Bridget
August 11, 1921 – December 4, 2014
Peacefully in the Devon General Hospital, at 93 years, Mary returned to the Heavenly Father. Mary leaves behind three daughters; Marie Woodcock, Patricia (Anthony) March, and Jacqueline Villneff. 10 granddaughters, 12 great grandsons, and 3 great granddaughters. She is predeceased by her husband John Frederick Samson (1979), and her son John William Samson (2009).
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Mary has resided in Kingston, Ontario and Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (#8 St. Clair Street Devon, Alberta) on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 am.
In Lieu of flowers, and as Mary was a 65 year member of the CWL, donations in her memory can be made to St. Maria Goretti Catholic Women’s League or to the Devon General Hospital Foundation (101 Erie Street S, Suite B, Devon, Alberta T9G1A6).
The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Darren Horney and the staff of the Good Samaritan Care Centre in Stony Plain and Dr. Donna Klay and the staff of the Devon General Hospital for the love and service given to Mary during her years in care.
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Dear Pat and Family! I originally met your Mom, Mary, when my mother, Leona Hall, was visiting me in Fort McMurray after the birth of my second child 29 years ago (and the Golden Years Society still had their gatherings at Heritage Park). My Mom was quick to introduce us as Mary had a very special place in her heart. I have so many great memories of your Mom; crossing paths with her after mass at St. Johns, at CWL meetings (she even managed to come to the Provincial Convention held here in Fort McMurray in 2007) and we had breakfast together before her flight back to Edmonton. She was always such a delight, with a great sense of humour, and my Mom would always ask me about her as well when my Mom was still living. I hope they are both sharing a laugh over a cup of tea on the other side of the Pearly Gates. A big hug to you Pat! Sincerely, Susan Konski
Dear Pat, Toni, Jennifer, Danielle and families,
We have very fond memories of Mary. We spent a lot of time with her at the Golden Years Center and shared many laughs and good times. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
May God bless her with eternal rest.
Marie & Germain
Marie & Germain Routhier
Very sorry to read this. Mary lived across the street from my grandmother (Louise Maclean) in KIngston for many, many years. They were great friends and neighbours and I have vivid memories of her when I was young lad. My condolences for your loss.
-Marc Shaw in Kingston, Ont.