Ethel Mildred Sampson

Ethel Mildred Sampson

Ethel Mildred Sampson (Leach)

October 9, 1925 ~ June 2, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ethel Sampson on June 2, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Mom was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on October 9, 1925 and moved to Nipawin, Saskatchewan where she grew up on a farm outside of town. She met Dad in Edmonton but they moved to Cut Knife, Saskatchewan to help run the family farm. Mom was a great cook and loved to bake. She had a huge garden which she spent countless hours tending to. In 1974 they moved to White Rock, BC where Mom enjoyed the city life. They moved to Creston, BC in 1981 where Mom made many lifelong friends. She resided there until June 1, 2013 when she moved to Onoway, AB to be closer to her family.

Mom loved dancing, music, watching curling, hockey and football, driving her van, Kootenay Casino in Bonners Ferry and her many dogs over the years. She loved all animals, especially her beloved dog Candy.

Left to mourn are her four children: Greg, Lynn (Mike) Kanak, Debra (Don) Klaehn, Diane (Ray) Wilkinson; four grandchildren: Jorin, Trevor, Tyler, Amber (Jordan) and numerous wonderful friends and relatives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Mom’s Life will take place in Creston, BC in September, 2014. Donations can be made to P.A.W.S. in Creston in Mom’s memory if so desired. Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded to the family via the website,

Hainstock’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, 780-440-2999, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

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