Roy Clifford Sansom

September 11, 1927 to April 13, 2020


Passed peacefully away on April 13, Roy Clifford Sansom, age 92.  Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his dear wife of 67 years, Olive, (nee Tilley); daughter Cynthia (Greg) Fardy and grandson Mark; son Bill (Sharon) Sansom, granddaughters Melissa and Deana (Kasey and Oliver), as well as other relatives and friends.  Born in Winterton, Trinity Bay, he was predeceased by parents Arthur and Emma Jane Sansom; sisters Dorothy (Frank) Green, Ruth (Tom) Hann, and Shirley Garrett; brother/sisters-in-law Irene and Max Janes, Frank and Marjorie Tilley, Marjorie and Roger Mallette, special niece Norma Janes Soper.  He will always be remembered for his kind heart, sense of humour, and dedication to his family and faith.  Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, a service of remembrance will be held at a later date.  Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Well done good and faithful servant.



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Olive and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending huge hugs your way at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers..
Wendy Bennett (Ella Lucas’s daughter)

So sorry to just hear of Roy’s passing. He will be fondly remembered. Olive and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for being such a great friend over the years. Ella Lucas

Olive and Family
So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing..Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Frances Blundon

Bill and family
Our hearts grieve with yours over the loss of your dad. Fond memories are of a quiet and caring man. Time goes by so silently and quickly, yet our love and memories last forever in our hearts.
Thinking of you all,

Dearest Olive and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Judy and I remember very well the kindness of both you and Roy throughout the time we rented an apartment in your home back in 1978. If I recall, we stayed there for approximately 8 years. You should know that we are both still together and often chat and wonder about you guys. Although we are very saddened to hear of Roy’s passing, we are also very happy to celebrate the long and happy life he has been given. much love to the entire Sansom family…Tom and Judy Kinsella

My father Fred Carter and his (now deceased) companion Mary Pike enjoyed a long time friendship with Roy and Olive and always spoke fondly of them. From my own experience, Roy impressed me as a kind and gentle man, and I admired the love and caring Roy and Olive diplayed toward each other.

On behalf of my father (now in long-term care) and myself I offer our sincere condolences to Olive and her children.

Olive and family, So very sorry to hear of Roy’s passing.. I have recollections of you and Roy back to when I was a little boy, and your friendship with mom and dad as I grew up. They often recalled the joy of going “up in the woods” with you and Roy for a boil up on crisp winter days.
Roy was a gentle man with a great sense of humour.
Our thoughts are with you.

Cynthia & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences on your great loss. May your lifetime of treasured memories provide comfort to you at this time.

Curtis & Daphne Blackwood

Deepest sympathy to you and all of your family as you grieve the loss of your loving dad.
May all of your special memories bring you comfort and peace.
God Bless.

So saddened to hear this news. Roy was such a kind and gentle man. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.

May your happy memories give you courage and strength. Hugs to all.

Ray & Sandra Piercey

Cynthia, Greg, Bill, Sharon and family. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Beverley and Bill Radford

Olive and family sorry to hear that Roy passed away know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time a fine christian gentlemen has left us and is now in the nearer presence of God his heavenly Father.May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Olive & Family – Deepest sympathy, thinking of you at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Joan Hatfield & Family.

Olive & Family
Sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Spent many years
at GE with him, he was a gentleman in so many ways. He always had time to train fellow employees that came to work by his side. Always remembered..

Those we love never leave us for their beautiful memories are imprinted in our hearts for ever.


Aunt Ollie, Sam, Billy and families….you guys have been on our minds so much over the past number of days….our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all as you say your final goodbyes to Uncle Roy. A sweetheart of a man, so fun loving! Rest in Peace Uncle Roy! Big hugs to you until we can all get together and celebrate his life, so very well lived! Xxxooo❤️ All our love, Randy, Carol and family.!

My father (Edwin) and Olive were first cousins and were both born in Hant’s Harbour. Over the years, Roy and Olive were frequent guests in Mom and Dad’s home as were my parents in theirs. They also enjoyed many “mug-ups” together in the country. I remember Roy to be a very kind, polite and decent man. On behalf of my mother, Florence, I send our sincerest condolences to Olive, Cynthia and Bill.

Sam & Greg, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.. Thinking of you and extending our deepest sympathy.

Sam; so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Take care; Brenda

Olive, Cynthia, Sharon & Bill and your families. My deepest sympathy to you all today. It’s trying enough at the best of times to say good-bye to a loved one but at such an unprecedented season of our lives, I just cannot fathom your grief. The good news is, our Heavenly Father tells us He is near to the broken hearted and I know you don’t sorrow as those who have no hope for you will indeed see Roy again in that great resurrection. I am praying that God’s peace will cover you like a blanket and you will be comforted by your many precious memories of him.

Olive, Cynthia, Bill and families,
Sorry to hear of ( Uncle) Roy’s passing.. I have lovely memories of my early years when we would be in Hant’s Hr. at the same time. He always had a smile and a chat when we saw him at St. Thomas. .
It has been a tough year for your family and I hope you hold on to the great memories to comfort you.

Olive and family, I was so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. May all your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

So sorry to hear of Mr Sansom’s passing. We will certainly miss him on his walks up Viking Rd and stopping by to have a chat with George.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Olive, Cynthia, Bill and families.
Sending my sincere condolences on Roy’s Passing..I will cherish the memories of him and Weldon’s jovial conversations, when we were neighbours on Viking Rd..A very mild and unassuming man,, who will be missed by you all. Take care, and treasure your memories. Joan

Olive and Family.
Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Roy. He was a good, life-long friend of my Father, Henry Pitcher. I fondly remember your visits with Mom and Dad whenever you guys visited Winterton. I also remember your regular visits with Dad when he was sick at St. Claires. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family during this difficult time. RIP Roy.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. My sincere condolences. Roy will be remembered as a kind, caring man of faith.
Boyd Collins

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Roy was such a lovely man. We will miss him at St. Thomas’. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Susan and Jim Adams

So sorry for your loss Cynthia.. It is very difficult to lose a parent .You are never ready but take comfort in the fact that you have had him in your life for such a long time .and celebrate that . Be a support for your mom and take care .

I received a message from Gail that Roy had passed away. Sending prayers, love and condolences to all the family members. Olive and Roy were always so welcoming when Ian and I would visit Newfoundland. I well remember Roy’s smile. Sending much love to Olive.

Olive, Cynthia, Bill & Family, so sorry to learn of Roy’s passing. He always had a smile and chat whenever we would see him. Know that you are all in our thoughts as you face the difficult days ahead.

Olive and Family , Jeanette and I offer our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. Roy was a true Christian gentleman. Both you and Roy were such faithful members of St. Thomas’ . May God Bless you as you celebrate Roy’s life.
Peter & Jeanette Harvey
Langley, British Columbia

Cynthia and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy ! So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing! I’m sure you will miss him greatly but I’m sure too you will have many beautiful memories! Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time! Take care!
Sandra Harnett

Olivie and Family, I am so sad to here of Roys passing, I willl remember his gental manner always kind and smiling. Our thoughts are with you all, wishing you comfort in the days ahead.

To: Cynthia & Family

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of your father’s passing, and we send you our deepest condolences at this time of great loss. May God bless you and grant you peace in the midst of your grief.

Olive, Cynthia, Billy and families,

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Roy lived a long and blessed life. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle and patient gentleman. Take comfort in knowing that he felt loved and is now flying high with the Angels watching over all of you until you meet again in God’s care.

Olive and family,
Our deepest condolences on the death of dear Roy. We have been holding you in our prayers and fondly remembering him and his pleasant kind ways. You two made a wonderful team together “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”. Ps.116:15

I would like to pass along my sincere condolences to the Sansom Family on Roy’s passing. Fraser thought so much of Roy in their time serving at St. Thomas’s Church. Such a gentleman.. RIP Roy

Sadie Kirby

Olive, Cynthia, Greg, Bill, Sharon and your families, I was so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. I am glad I came to visit with Norma during the summer. I always enjoyed your company. This is a difficult time for you all. I am here if you need me to do anything, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Olive and family.
Barbara and I are saddened to hear of Roy’s passing.. Having met him approx. 40 years ago when he was working at GE, there was always that special bond since he was from Winterton,, and my Mother-in-laws ( Effie Green) cousin. who was also from Winterton.. Our paths never crossed without taking time for a friendly chat and catching up on the family news. I always enjoyed my visits with you and Roy at your house on Viking Road., Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Colleen and Mike Calcutt

Bill, Sharon and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your dad! He was a very sweet man who we remember from St. Thomas Church over the years. Always greeting us with a smile and having a little chat. Please know we have been praying for peace and comfort and that memories of your dad will be vivid for you today. This is difficult in so many ways for you to grieve as a family so we hope you feel Gods love and comfort in a special way today!
Darrell, Michele and Family

RIP Mr. Roy Sansom! Big Hugs Cynthia to you and your Family during this trying time. Thoughts & prayers.

Cynthia, Sam and I send our deepest sympathies to your mother, brother and you , and your families. I’ve heard many stories about your father over the years. He was a lovely dad. Love Natalie.