And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.
The saddest thing we must do in life is to say good-bye to our loved ones and so it is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend who passed away on August 9th, 2018 at Western Memorial hospital in her 90th year after a brave struggle with cancer.
She leaves to mourn her six children: Clara Gillingham – Ralph; Loretta Bennett – Gerard; Rick Samms – Wendy; Judy Butt – Rod and Diane Hennessey – Kevin all of Corner Brook; Reg Samms – Shirley of Brooks, AB and Sheri Lynn Howell – Peter of St. John’s, NL; 28 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren; all of whom she loved so very deeply. Daughters-in-law: Barbara Molloy of Fairview, AB and Kelly Samms of Windsor, ON and Son-in-law David Snooks of Corner Brook.
Brothers – Steve Clarke (Mabel); Don Clarke (Bobbie – sister-in-law and friend); Jerry Clarke (Vicki) of Corner Brook; and sister – Kay Haldane of Barrie, ON, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pre-deceased by 1st husband William Molloy, 2nd husband Richard Samms; Sons: Clyde Molloy, Fairview, AB., Robert Samms, Windsor, ON. Daughters: Averil Molloy; Mary Snooks both of Corner Brook; Brothers: Gordon, Melvin, Garland, Bernard, Harry and Hayward Clarke Sisters: Lorraine Brown and Ruby Wiseman. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses in the palliative care unit at WMH. The care provided was remarkable; the friendship shown to mom brought her a level of comfort that she cherished. Visitation will take place from Fillatre’s Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 AM from Sacred Heart Parish with Father Jim Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Food Bank, Sacred Heart Parish or to a charity of your choice. The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca