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LENNARD WASHINGTON SAMPSON

Born: Dec 25, 1933

Date of Passing: Mar 04, 2017

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LENNARD WASHINGTON SAMPSON December 25, 1933 - March 4, 2017 With dignity and grace, our family Patriarch, Lennard Washington Sampson, was summoned into the arms of our Lord and Saviour, surrounded by his family, at Seven Oaks Hospital. Len will be deeply missed by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; six sons, Keith (Debbie), Kirk (Kim), Kerry (Sandra), Kester (Lorelei), Kordel and Kyle; 16 grandchildren, Korbin (Jenny), Kyra (Kyle), Kasandra (Aaron); Terrell, Kayne, Kareem and Kory; Tyler, Terrence and Taylor; Kyle (Joan) and Kayla (Arnie); Kollin (Kaytie) and Matthew, Noah and Owen; 12 great-grandchildren, Kali, Dominik, Melody, Aria, Taliyah, Chloe, Yazmin, Micheal, Vida, Drayden, Maleena and Olivia; his sister Cleorita Ramcharan and her family; sister-in-law Shirley Cooke and her family; brothers-in-law, Sherwin, Jack and Jeff Sheppard (Althea) and their families, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, a large extended family, and many dear friends. Lennard was predeceased by his parents, Sydney and Millicent Sampson; father-in-law and mother-in-law Augustus and Violet Sheppard; brother Livingston Medford; sisters, Ursil Charles, Velda Walters, and goddaughter Sherry Sheppard. Len was born on Christmas Day 1933, in Usine, St. Madeleine, Trinidad and Tobago, the youngest of five children and was educated in San Fernado. He was employed as a machinist with Texaco in Pointe-a-Pierre. In 1968, he along with his wife and five young sons, immigrated to Winnipeg. Len was employed as the General Manager of Cyclo-Chrome Industries and later employed with Dominion Tanners. He was also an entrepreneur and owner of Trin-Tech Industries, and later owned and operated Krystal Crankshaft right up until his passing. Len was an ardent community servant and leader, often referred to as the Captain. He served on numerous committees and organizations including, Cari-Cana, Caripeg, Trinidad and Tobago Society, Barbados Association of Manitoba, Council of Caribbean Organizations of Manitoba, Folklorama - where he served as an adult ambassador, High-Life Steel Orchestra, Independent Order of English Mechanics, Preston Unity, where he was the Grand Master of Canada and a member of the Supreme Council, London, England, and a member of St. John's Cathedral for over 40 years. Len was a family man, his family was always number one to him. He was also very respected and loved by all who met him. His home was always open to anyone and everyone. His kind and genuine nature, infinite wisdom, sense of humour, his many stories, his guidance and constant words of encouragement will be greatly missed. We are truly blessed to have had him in our lives. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 10, at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg, conducted by the Very. Rev. Paul N. Johnson with viewing one hour prior to service. Interment to follow immediately after the service in St. John's Cathedral cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lennard may be made to St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2W 1E2. Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end; They simply mean we'll miss you, Until we meet again. "Rest in Peace Daddy." CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Mar 9, 2017

LENNARD WASHINGTON SAMPSON On Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, Lennard Sampson passed away peacefully, with his family by his side. Longer obituary notice to follow in Thursday's paper. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements


Publish Date: Mar 7, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 09, 2017

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to the Sampson family. Len was loved and respected, had a great sense of humour and was quiet and easy going. He was easy to talk to and will be missed in the Caribbean community as I am sure in other circles as well. He was always involved in community building and may his soul rest in peace. Love, light & Hugs to you Barbara and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Beatrice (Community ) on: Mar 10, 2017

  • From our family to yours we wanted to send our condolences and prayers to the Samson family, as we have known Mr. Len very shortly, he always made us feel like family when we did meet. He will be truly missed by all. - Posted by: The Bailey Family (Friends) on: Mar 10, 2017

  • Uncle Baby was very loved and all of the Sheppard family and extended family in Trinidad deeply mourn his passing and celebrate the wonderful man that he was. - Posted by: Sheena Sheppard (Niece) on: Mar 09, 2017

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Sampson family. Mr. Len Sampson was truly a well respected, wonderful man. Although I haven't seen him for many years, Mr. Sampson's love for his family was so admirable. Kerry, Sandy, Tyler, Terrence and Taylor - Jayden and I wish you all, as well as all the Sampson family, our deepest prayers, love and condolences in this difficult time. May you always cherish the memories and many happy moments you will forever carry in your hearts. - Posted by: Cindy and Jayden Stevenson (family friends) on: Mar 07, 2017

  • Mr Len Sampson was a great inspiration to me when I first came to Canada. I was treated like a son when I hung out at his home with his family. I will cherish his generosity, kindness and friendliness Forever. - Posted by: Clive Carter (Friend of Family) on: Mar 07, 2017

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