Sam Roberts

March 11, 1937 to June 20, 2018

Obituary

 

In the early morning of June 20, 2018 Sam Roberts joined our Father in his heavenly home.  Left with cherished memories, his wife Joan; children: Sam (Cynthia) Roberts, Gail (David) Read and Darrell (Michele) Roberts; grandchildren: Bethany Roberts, Sam Roberts, Alexander Read, Hayley Read, Amanda Read, Darrell Roberts, Sarah Roberts, William Read and Caleb Roberts; brothers and sisters: Steve Roberts, Bert (Maude) Roberts, Joan Crane, Joyce (Ron) Churchill, Wilson (Tony) Roberts and Sue (Ross) Peddle; sisters-in-law: Emily, Mary and Emmie Roberts as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.

Sam was born in Spaniards Bay on March 11, 1937 to Samuel and Marion Roberts. Sam and Joan moved to St. John’s on their wedding night, August 6, 1960 and went on to build a successful business and loving family.  Sam was an active member of Masonic Lodge St. Andrews, Mazol Shriners, and a dedicated parishioner at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church.  He is predeceased by his parents; sister: Elizabeth; and brothers: John, George and Clayton.  Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors in HSC 5 South B Neurosurgery.  Family and friends will be received at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, June 21 from 7 – 9 pm and Friday, June 22 from 10 am – 12 pm and 2:30 – 9 pm.  Funeral service will be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church on Saturday, June 23 at 11 am.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on June 21, 2018

10-12 noon on June 22, 2018

2:30-9 pm on June 22, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Saturday June 23rd

St. Thomas Anglican Church


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Bethany and family, so sorry to hear about your grandfather, I know how close you are and how difficult this must be. Thinking of you all xo

To Joan and family
I am so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. It was a joy to see you both at St. Thomas’s or the elks and Royal purple events over the years. Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time.
Eva Hutchings

Sam and Cynthia,

So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. He was a wonderful person and we will always remember him fondly. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Just heard of your loss, so sorry that I can’t be there to help you celebrate your dad’s life. I only met your dad once at your country home. To have raised such a beautiful family speaks volumes about your dad’s character. Your memories will last forever. RIP Sam.

Ted Purcell & Family

So sorry to hear about Sam thinking of you and your family. My husband worked with Sam for years Ralph Mercer. He was a wonderful man. Olive Mercer

Joan and family,
We were saddened to hear of Sam’s passing. Being from Shearstown I knew you both from our earlier years. We saw each other at school events as our kids went to Vaters. But I saw Sam quite often at the business on Kenmount road for sand etc. for my DIY projects. He was always so helpful with a smile.
Joan our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings.

We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Roberts passing. We have always regarded him in the highest esteem…a true, kind gentleman. My Dad ( Joe Smith), worked for Sam most of his life and I believe considered him as not just his boss, but a true friend. The Roberts family always made my mom feel welcome when she attended functions and she had fond memories of these gatherings. We send our thoughts and prayers to you all at this very sad time

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Deepest Sympathy to you all..Gerard Brophy

Aunt Joan and Family,

We are very sorry to hear of uncle Sam’s passing. We are currently out of the province but send our thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time.

Bernice & Robert

OUR HEART GOES OUT TO THE ROBERTS FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME…RIP MR ROBERTS!

Bethany & the Roberts family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Condolences from Lauren & Leah Power.

Joan and family, deepest sympathies.
Dave Edwards

Mrs. Roberts and family so sad to hear of Mr. Roberts passing. A wonderful man. Janice (Richards) Hillyad.

So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing . Lovely man . Met him in Quebec City at Memorial Cup .Always remember it . Meant to have us all at his cabin for plank salmon . Condolences from Irene , Brent , Brandon and Gary

Joan and family. Deepest sympathy on Sam’s passing. He was a very kind and genitle man. Hopefully wonderful memories will help sustain you at this difficult time. Monty and Joni Green

To Joan and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother in law.

JJoan

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Joan and Family and the entire Roberts family.
I am deeply sorry to hear of Sam passing.. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.. be comforted in the gracious love of God who holds us all IN the palm of His hand. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. And may we all give God thanks for Sam^s life as he joins our loving God in his heavenly home.

My heart goes out to out to the family of this beautiful man…RIP M r. Roberts….

Joan and Family,
So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Good memories of Sam through the Lodge and Shrine. He would always greet you with a smile wherever we met. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family.

Bert….and extended family of Samuel Roberts.
I extend my sincere and heartfelt sympathy on the recent death of a much loved and loving man.
May the memories you treasure and the love passed on through Sam be a source of comfort at this sad time.

Rest in gentle embrace of God’s love ,Samuel.

Prayerful support.

Alice Dower …..Presentation Sister

Joan, Sam, Gail, Darrell & families
We are so saddened by Sam’s passing. A true friend that will be missed. We will cherish our fond memories. All our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
love, Bill, Pearl, Natalie & Nancy

So sorry to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing a very nice man with a beautiful smile always. I remember always bringing Joseph Smith & his wife into your Work Parties, we were always welcomed by Mr. Robert’s. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Have good memories of Sam through the Lodge and the Shrine. The posted picture of Sam is so typical. He always greeted you with that impish smile and a hearty greeting. He will be missed.

Sam , Cynthia and Family
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our deepest sympathy to you all as you go through this difficult time. May you be comforted by your love for each other and your many memories.
The Universal Travel Team .

Joan, Sam, Darrell, Gail and families
So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was a great friend to us and I know very dear to all of you.
We are out of Province but our thoughts and best wishes are with you in this difficult time.
Love
Herb and Nora

Joan and the Roberts family.
Our sincere sympathy to all of your family on Sam’s passing.. Thinking of you at this time.

joan and Family:
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many fond memories growing up in Spaniard;’s Bay with Sam (cousin) to cherish. Deepest Sympathies, In God’s Love,
Bert and Julia (Seymour) Christopher

Aunt Joan and the Roberts Children
Sorry to hear about Uncle Sam”s passing. Our condolences are sent to you thousands of miles away. Uncle Sam will be missed greatly.
Cavell (neice) and Lloyd Huxter

Joan and the Roberts’ Family
Our prayers and condolences are with you all at this very sad time.
Pat and Rose Ralph (Anthony)

Joan and the Roberts’ Family,

We are so sorry to learn of Sam’s passing. He was a dear friend and Masonic Brother. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with you all at this sad time of your lives.

Darrell, Michele, Sarah & Roberts Family

Our prayers and deepest condolences are with you all. We love and appreciate you all.

Sam and Family
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.

Please accept my most sincere condolences and
deepest sympathy. I am a member of Lodge St. Andrew and have known Sam for a while.

Take care,
Zaki

Sorry for your loss.

Out heart weeps with yours: our love is sent to support yours; our thoughts and prayers are with you always

Everett and Cavell
Tony and Katrina.

To Sam, Gail, Darrell and Families,

Very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I have only known Sam for a short time but have come to appreciate what a kind gentleman he was and how much love was shared amongst his family. A great gentleman who will surely be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences.

To Gail and the Roberts family
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Aggie

So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I have fond memories of being in Middle Gull and being out in the boat. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the Roberts family

So sorry to read of the passing of Sam. As a Banker in the mid 70’s and onward I have some wonderful memories of him and consider myself very privileged to have known him. my sincere condolences go out to the entire family. He will be greatly missed..

Norm Pinhorn

Joan and Family
Jeanette and I were deeply saddened to learn of Sam’s passing.
Sam was the personification of a true Christian gentleman. We have many fond memories of Sam and your wonderful family during our time at St..Thomas’ Church.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sam “ fought the good fight “ , may God Bless you as you celebrate his life.

The Roberts Family
So sorry for your loss.
Paul & Paula Burry & Family

Darryl Michele & the Roberts Family
Be assured you are in our thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time. Hold on to your precious memories! Remember “To live in the hearts of those we love , is not to die”

Gail and David, we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joan and Family, Sorry to hear of Sams passing. Sending Deepest condolence to you All. Cherish His Memories and God Bless….Bernice and Jim

Joan and Family,
Yvonne and I are deeply saddened by Sam’s passing and sorry we can’t be there at this time. He was a good friend, as well as being my first cousin. He was well liked by everyone as we were growing up and had a unique way of getting along with all. Yvonne nor I can’t remember seeing him “angry” with anyone as he had a such a kind demeanour .
He will be missed by so many and left a tremendous legacy of good will , humour, and kindness.
Art ( and Yvonne)

To the Roberts and Russell families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories you have of this wonderful man and may his legacy live on. May he rest in peace.

Joan, we are so sorry that you have lost Sam. He was a great man who left a wonderful legacy. We will always remember him. God bless you, Sam, Darrell, Gail & all your family.

Joan and family as well as the Roberts and .russell families. Our deepest condolences on Sam’s passing. May God grant you peace at this difficult time.

Dear Wilson:
Our thoughts, prayers and Sincere Sympathy are with you and your family on your brother Sam’s passing.

So sorry for your loss of my Great Uncle Sam. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

So sorry for yòur loss, very well respected man god bless.

My sincere condolences on the passing of Sam. We all have such fond memories of this gentleman and I trust these memories will help the family during this very sad and difficult time.

God Bless
James & Lynn Oxford

Sam and family. So sorry to hear of your Dad’ passing. Sending positive energy your way during this time.

Sam and family. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending positive energy your way during this time.

Darrell and the Roberts Family, so sad to hear of Mr. Roberts passing. He was a man who showed much kindness and always made you welcome, Darrell give my love to your mom and tell her Angela and I are holding her up in our prayers.
Prayers and love, Tony & Angela

Joan and Family, so sorry to hear the passing of Sam. Thinking of you all at this time. God Bless. Winnie Higdon

Joan & family so sorry to hear of sam’s passing. He was such a beautiful person. My thoughts & prayers are with at this time. God bless you all. Effie Boone.

Sincere condolences to the Roberts family as you mourn the loss of your loved one .May your faith uphold you and your precious memories sustain you at this difficult time . God bless all of you. Rest in peace. Sam.

Shirley and Pat Collins

To: The Roberts families
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your loved one. Sam was a very genuine person and loved by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Boyd and Flo Hutchings

To the family , so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing away . He was a large part of our family business many years ago ( Hefferton Construction Ltd. ) in many concrete finishing contracts . He was a great person , had a most wonderful attitude that brought respect to all those around him . My deepest regrets to all the family …Bob Hefferton

So sorry to hear about your loss. Mr Roberts was a dear friend of my dad (Joe Smith) He had a deep respect for him and loved his boys. He always had funny stories to tell us about silly things they did while working together. Rest In Peace kind sir. Heaven is even a better place since you went there. My prayers are with the family

To the Roberts Family
Thinking about the family at this difficult time. Be assured of our prayers. Cherish the good memories of your dad and grand father.

To Darrel, Michelle and all of the Roberts and King Family: Please accept our sincere condolences.

Darrell & The Roberts Family -Sincere Condolences on the passing of your Dad. Whispering Prayers as you face the days ahead. Hold fast to your memories, these will keep him close to your heart.

My deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Sam. I have many many fond memories over my lifetime of camping, fishing, hunting, jigging fish off Bell Island, Ice fishing up da gullies, Christmas parties at the New Moon then back to his house and of course May 24 in the cookhouse. I am so sorry I cannot make it home to share those stories with you but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Our condolences to you and your family. Cherish the memories..

Gail & family,
So sorry to hear of your fathers loss. Sending much love, thoughts and prayers to you at this time.

❤️Lesley

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Roberts. We have such fond memories of him. He was such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Love Chris, Denise, Hunter & Brooke Read

A man with more grace, poise and charm has never set foot on this earth. Love and miss you Uncle Sam.

Wilson, deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother Sam. Thinking of you at this sad time. Much love.

Mrs Roberts,Sam,Cynthia,Gail,Dave,Darrell,Michele & families,
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Mr Roberts. We know that you not only have faith that you will see him again but you also have many happy memories to hold onto until that day. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through the grieving process.
Love,Margo,Bill,Graham & Mitchell Hand

So sorry for your lose.

Joan and Families : It breaks our hearts to see his sweet smile here our prayers and Love are with you all today lots of beautiful memories will be with us always with support from family and friends and your faith in God help you all through this most difficult time in your lives Gid Bless Love Bill& Bernice and Family XO