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David Thomas Sampson


David Thomas Sampson

At his residence in Todds Point, NB May 9, 2020, David Thomas Sampson, husband of Joyce (Thompson) Sampson.  Born in New Glasgow, NS on November 18, 1935.  Son of the late Cyrus Dexter Sampson and Barbara (MacKelvie) Sampson.  He enjoyed a happy childhood in Westville, NS.

Survived by his wife, daughters Helen Sampson (David), Heather Sampson, sons, Robert Sampson (Darlene), John Sampson (Grace), beloved grandchildren Brian, Emma (Beardsall), Michael, Matthew, Rebecca (Sampson), Jacob, William (Sampson), brother Kenneth Sampson, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, David was pre-deceased by his brother, Dexter Sampson (Joan), and sister Anita Latham (Don).

Dave and Joyce met while teaching.  Most of his working life was spent involved in carpentry.  His many interests included canoe and kayak building, motorcycling, sailing, bicycling and woodworking.  He loved canoe and kayak racing and being active with his dog, Toddy.  He enjoyed making tuning stools and hand carving shoehorns for friends.  Dave loved spending time in his workshop.

His love of life was an inspiration to us all, he will be deeply missed.

Many thanks to Dr. Lister, the extramural nurses and other health care workers.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

For those who wish, remembrances to Charlotte County Cancer, Charlotte County SPCA or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Requested Charity
Charlotte County Cancer, Charlotte County SPCA, or charity of one's choice