Samuel Chesley LeGrow

March 13, 1925 to April 27, 2018


It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our dad, Samuel Chesley LeGrow age 93.  Predeceased by his loving wife Helen (Howell) LeGrow (2013), parents Allan and Annie LeGrow and sister Nina (LeGrow) Sackerson.  Leaving to mourn with heavy hearts are his two sons Derrick (Christine), Allan (Kathy) and daughter Lee-Ann (Michael) Fleming. His five grandchildren, Laurie LeGrow (Sam), Serena LeGrow (Tarik), Derrick LeGrow Jr., Erin (Jayson) Huygens and Mark Fleming (Julia). Three great grandchildren Maxwell MacMillan, Zen Kadar and Logan Huygens.  Also, a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Cambridge Estates,  Chancellor Park and the Dr.’s and nurses on 4S Health Sciences for the excellent care and compassion that was given to our father, it is greatly appreciated. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. St. John’s on Sunday, April 29 and Monday, April 30 from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00pm from St. James United Church, Elizabeth Avenue. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John’s.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.   Dad was known to be a great story teller and loved the opportunity to share those stories whenever he could.  We will always remember Dad by passing on those stories with the talent and enthusiasm Dad had in telling them.




2-4 p.m. on April 29, 2018

7-9 p.m. on April 29, 2018

2-4 p.m. on April 30, 2018

7-9 p.m. on April 30, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday May 1st

St. James United


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A long life, well lived, and so cared for by his family! My thoughts are with you.

We remember Ches with great fondness and are very sad to hear of his passing. It was not long after we first met Ches, that he began to help Allan construct his first home and I am sure Allan can pass on numerous stories about the time they spent working on that house in Mount Pearl. For my part I always found an excuse not to partake in the labors associated with such an endeavor however I was always impressed with Ches’s approach to what he was doing and I now know that I would have benefited by spending more time with him.
Our sincere condolences to the family as I know from our interactions with with him and how Allan and Erin viewed him that he was a great father and grandfather.

To the Legrow family , so saddened and sorry for your loss. Mr Legrow was a beautiful kind , friendly man and always had a smile on his face whenever he visited our office over the years.
He was a pleasure to serve and always grateful for the service he received
Karen Hollahan , Service Canada

Sorry to hear of Ches’s passing. Always had a smile and a story to tell. Loved to hear him talk about the past, he was a book of knowledge. A kind and gentle soul. Thoughts and paraders are with you in the days ahead. He will be greatly missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hoping and wishing all your fond memories of him will lessen your sadness , he will be missed. God bless.

Lee-Ann and Mike thinking of you at this difficult time . Connie Chiasson

So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Ches. He was such a great gentleman who always had a warm welcome and friendly smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all back home. xo

Craig, Jill, Beth & Sean
The Woodlands, TX

Mike and Lee-Ann
Thinking of you at this difficult time
Irene Bown

To the LeGrow Family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your Father. As a young boy I would accompany my Father on his weekly trip to Canada Packers on Bond Street where “Sam” held court. It was always an enjoyable trip listening to his many stories about the old days. Our relationship continued over the years and I always looked forward to our many chats.

Lee-Ann, Derrick, Allen and Families,
Thinking of you upon the passing of your father – such a kind and friendly man – I know you will miss him. Your parents were fine neighbours and friends in the Guy St/Kirke Place neighbourhood. All that is good lives on in you, your children, grandchildren and in generations to come.
Judy Gard Puddester

Lee-Ann, Mike and other family members,
Condolences on your loss. My parents, Will and Frances, shared many happy gatherings over the years with Helen and Ches, visiting back and forth, and at your summer home in Broad Cove. I recall listening to Ches, while growing up, telling his many stories as only he could. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you hold.

Ches was a wonderful man who loved Broad Cove and it’s history He helped me learn about my family history and was always ready for a chat. He will be missed in our community.
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad.

Ches was a True Gentleman… Going to miss asking him Questions about Days gone by… RIP

To the LeGrow families ,
Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time

To Allan and famil
Our sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your father. Max will miss his conversations with him when he visits from Gower St. Men’s Club. We are thinking of you.
Max and Phyllis

To Allan and family
Our sympathy to you on the loss of your family. Max will miss his conversations with him when he visits from Gower St. Men’s Club. We are thinking of you
Max & Phyllis

Derrick, Allan, Lee-Ann and family, Fred and I send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Dad. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories of great times spent with your Dad. Hold those memories close to your heart to help you all during this difficult time. We have very fond and loving memories of Helen and Ches. When we visited home and ran into them, we always got a big hug, kiss and big smiles. They were always happy to see us as we were happy to see them. Your parents are now together again looking out for you all. Cherish the great stories Ches always told, the smiles, love and hugs he shared with his family. May God bless you all during this difficult time as we know it is difficult to lose your parent, no matter their age.

To Kathy and Allan, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your father/father-in-law. May he rest in peace.

Lee- Ann, Mike & Mark, condolences in the loss of your Dad, father-in-law and Grandfather.Keep the wonderful memories close to your heat.May he RIP

so sorry to hear about your dads passing a very nice man when visiting broad cove he always stopped in the house to have a chat with my dad rest easy buddy god bless

It is with great respect that I send Condolences to Mr. Sam’s family . As a frormer resident of Broad Cove I knew him as well as he knew my parents.
God bless him for his many stories and may he Rest In Peace.
Memories are wonderful things that help carry us through sad days. God bless you all.

Christine and Derek. So sorry to hear of Mr. Legrow’s passing. You will surely miss him. He was fine gentle man.

Allan and Kathy so sorry for your loss .

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years. -  Abraham Lincoln