Doreen Samways

Doreen Cavell Samways (Smith)

Friday, March 14th, 1947 - Monday, May 31st, 2021
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It is with heartfelt sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved sister, Doreen Cavell Samways, as she passed peacefully on May 31, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and best friend Jackie.

Doreen is predeceased by her husband Levi, parents Jake and Becky Smith, sister and brother-in-law Donna & Gerald Goodwin, and her in-laws Issac and Ethel Samways and Issac Samways Jr.

Leaving to mourn brother Wayne (Linda), Gail (Russ Vincent, deceased), Garry (Carol Ann); sisters-in-law Emma, Rose, Mable (Randell, deceased), Valerie (Sterling), brother-in-law Leonard, many nieces and nephews, as well as special friends Jackie, Maurice, Zachary and Luke Edmunds.

Doreen loved working in retail, and finished her career at The Great Canadian Dollar Store in Mount Pearl. She embraced many colleagues she worked with over the years, in particular the vendors whom she always considered a major part of her success.

Resting at Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts on Wednesday: 2-5 P.M. & 7-9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy donations can be made to the St. John the Evangelist Cemetery Fund, Coley’s Point.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 2 P.M. from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church & Cemetery, Coley’s Point. This will be by invitation only.

Condolences may be written to the family at: , on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323.

During these exceptionally difficult times, we at Slade's Funeral Home are exercising ways to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our trusted staff will be following regulations in conjunction with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador in co-ordination with the Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more details please visit the COVID-19 section of our website.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and surrounding areas.
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Danson Decor Inc. Ricky & Mark Aziz

Posted at 10:07am
Doreen lived her life with Dignity, Respect and Honesty, Our thoughts are with you. Rest In Peace Doreen.

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Ian Torrance

Posted at 10:01am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Mary Lou Grant

Posted at 01:49pm
Wayne and Linda,
We were so sad to learn of Doreen’s recent death. Linda, as our neighbour more than 40 years ago you put me in touch with Doreen at Wescal’s where she got me a beautiful Christening gown for our newborn daughter Tara like the one you had bought for Philip. When we moved here to Bay Roberts I felt a connection with Doreen and when we’d occasionally meet she would speak fondly of you, Wayne and your family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sister, Wayne. Doreen was a lovely lady and she will be missed in this community.
Mary Lou & Gary Grant

Richard keating

Posted at 05:12pm
Doreen touched many people in a way few can. She taught me many things mostly how to treat people as you would want too be treated. I am grateful and blessed to have had her a part of my life. She was simply “marvelous “. God bless!

Karen Hutchings

Posted at 11:29am
Gail, Gary and Wayne, very sorry for your loss. It was an honor to know Doreen. She had a genuine kind heart and was always willing to help and support. I remember many visits at her place, at mom's and drives to town. We had many sincere and inspiring conversations. Loved every minute that was spent with her. She will join Aunt Becky, mom, dad and many others in heaven. Gone but never forgotten.

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