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Arnold Sampson

Lieu de décès : River Bourgeois, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de décès : 12 octobre 2010

Quietly at the Strait Richmond Hospital on Oct. 12, 2010, Arnold Sampson of River Bourgeois, Cape Breton, N.S., after a long struggle with cancer.
Arnold was a prolific songwriter and gifted musician, who authored "Matthew's Voyage", "Home Again", "When I Say I Do I Will", "Angelina's Wish" and many other beautiful Cape Breton songs.
Arnold left us far too early and was credited with being among Nova Scotia's most gifted musicians and songwriters. He won several awards for songwriting and performed on both coasts as well as internationally.
Deeply missed by Laurie; his children, Selina, Selinda and Bethany. The youngest of seven siblings, he is survived by his sisters, Karen (Michael), Lois (Barry), Sheila (Gerry) and brothers, Wayne (Murdena), Gary (Chrisy) and Billy (Bev); several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Arnold was predeceased by parents, Basil and Virginia (Thibeau) Sampson.
Special thanks to Dr. David Haase and Dr. Jonathon Trites for their unfailing compassion and care throughout his long and difficult illness.
Arnold met his illness with tremendous courage and dignity which was a testament to his strength of character. A sincere thank you to the nurses of ward 3B and the palliative care staff at Strait Richmond, who welcomed him home.
Funeral services will be at St. Peter's United Church, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. A gathering to celebrate his music and life will follow at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center Patient Care Fund, c/o Cape Breton Cancer Centre, 1482 George St., Sydney, B1P 1P3 or Strait Richmond Palliative Care, 138 Hospital Rd., Evanston, RR#1 Cleveland, B0E 1J0. Arnold's charities of choice to support their excellent work in cancer and palliative care.
At Arnold's request there will be no visitation.
"Fear not, for I am with you always..."



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