Kenneth (Ken) Samson (Whalen)

July 11, 1954 to January 2, 2020

Obituary

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St. Clare’s.  Predeceased by his parents Richard and Elizabeth Whalen, brother Clarence (Mick), sisters Josephine Whalen, Marlene Chafe and Shirley Kirkpatrick, and special friend Barry Reardon (Dickie).  Left with loving memories wife of 35 years Judi Samson, children Angela Whalen, Kenneth Whalen, Lisa Samson, Donna Antle (Travis Hillier), Chris Antle, Patricia Fitzgerald; grandchildren Samantha, Matthew, Nicholas, Chloe, Nathan, Carter, and Calie; great grandson Bentley; siblings Richard Samson (Mary), Phyllis Thompson (Joe), Virginia Hunt (Ed), Dean Whalen; special furry friend Fizz, and a large circle of extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors of 4 West at St. Clare’s, with special thanks to Dr. David Lane for taking such good care of Dad, and to Fr. Paul for sharing in Ken’s final moments.

Family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, on Saturday, January 4th and Sunday, January 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, January 6th at 1:00 p.m. (Postponed from 10 a.m.) with Fr. Paul Lundrigan presiding.  Interment of Ken’s cremated remains will take place in Placentia Junction at a future date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the SPCA.

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on January 4, 2020

7-9 p.m. on January 4, 2020

2-4 p.m. on January 5, 2020

7-9 p.m. on January 5, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

1:00pm, Monday January 6th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Let us celebrate how fortunate Ken was to have such a loving wife of 35 years, amazing children and grandchildren. He will be missed but not forgotten, Thanks Ken for being a kind and welcoming soul.

Judi and family,

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Ken.. A lot of great memories up at Placentia Junction….He was the sweetest..

Dear Lisa and families,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear father. He’ll be with you always. God bless and take care you did each other

Korona Brophy GHS

To Judi and family: Please accept my sincerest condolences in the passing of Ken. I hope that you are abe to find peace amongst your grief. You will be in my thoughts.

Judy and family
Our deepest sympathy… Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ron and Nora Kelly
Placentia Junction

You will always be uncle Kenny to me. Taught me to drive, to drink, to hide beer from Judy when she’s mad do she won’t chug them out of spite. It’s your fault I hate Yahtzee. I’ll always love and miss you.

Judi & Family, we are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing..
Take care!

JUDY & DONNA & FAMILY: SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF KEN’S PASSING. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. AT LEAST HE WILL REST AT THE CABIN WHERE HE WAS MOST HAPPY. R.I.P. KEN.

Donna and Chris,
So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Sending prayers and love

Dear Judi and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Ken was always a good friend and we will miss him a great deal. May he RIP

Dear Judi and Family,
So sorry for your loss.. May special memories of Ken bring you comfort and peace at this sad and difficult time.

To my friend Judi and all ken”s ‘family … so sad to hear of Ken’s passing he was such a kind natured man , he will be missed very much . by all that knew him . RIP Ken
Gloria Rees

So sorry to hear of kens passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time v