Nadine Doris Sampson of Bayside, NB, born Dec.13, 1932, died, Aug.19, 2017.
Predeceased by her husband Arnold, her parents Eldon and Allegra (Blair) McKay of McAdam, her sister Joan (Miles Foster) of Charlottetown, and grandson, Kyle Sampson of St. Andrews.
She is survived by her sisters, Dawnie Little (David) of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Mary Masterson (Jeremy) of Claresholme, Alberta, and Elda Bailey (John) of St. Andrews; her sons, Neil (Judy) of Fredericton, and Tom (Judy) of Rossland, B.C.; her daughters, Holly Hood (Calvin) of Bayside, and Lisa Sampson of Halifax. Nadine has several grandchildren: Sarah, Jessica, Selena, Micah, Cara, Aaron, Joshua, Caitlyn, and great-grandchildren, Briana, Jordan, Rese, Evan, Claire, Maverick, Lia, Ava, Willum, Oren, Joshua, Thomas, Emma, Sophie, Hailey, Brynlee, and Sullivan; several nieces and nephews.
She came to St. Andrews in her teens where she worked as a waitress at O’Neill’s Restaurant (the Save-Easy building), and then at the New Brunswick Telephone Company (161 Water St.). She and Arnold raised their family here – Montague St., Frederick St., Charles Street. Nadine turned her time over to her children – picnics at the Blockhouse (chocolate milk in glass pint bottles), swims at Katy’s Cove (following a two-hour wait for eating ice-cream), suppers of baked pollock with an egg/cream sauce, and checks for the straightness of Sunday bow ties (NOT on Holly or Lisa).
In 1966, Arnold took a job in Fredericton. From here, it was on to Hartland, then Charlottetown, returning to Bayside in 1994.
Though her later years saw her in failing health, she loved the family gatherings, even allowing her children’s at-times-up-to-seven dogs to join in. Only Neil’s were permitted on the couch, as he was Nadine’s favourite. (He’s the one who wrote this.)
Nadine’s hope was in the Lord – in the finished work of Christ; his death and resurrection as the only acceptable payment for sin; salvation a gift to all those who, seeing their need of a Saviour, trust in Christ as their only standing before God.
As per Nadine’s wishes, a private family service will be held to celebrate her life.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110). In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com