Emile Pascal Joseph Samson
March 27, 1932 – May 4, 2022

The family of Emile Samson announces his passing on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Melfort Hospital, Melfort, Saskatchewan. He was 90 years of age. It all started when Emile’s grandparents, Jules and Cecile Sauvageot came from Hericourt, France, with their son Lucien, who was 11, and Emile’s mother Angeline, who was 5 years of age at the time. They planned to board the Titanic, but when they arrived at the ship, there was no more room for poor people. Instead, they sailed a few days later and passed through wreckage of the Titanic. That same fall, they took a homestead close to St. Front, Saskatchewan where they built a home and opened a general store along the Clark Trail. Soon, Emile’s father, Marcel Samson, came over from France and met Angeline Sauvageot, and they were married. Emile was born on March 27, 1932, on the Sauvageot homestead near St. Front. He started school at six years old in 1938, first walking the 3 miles to St. Front, and then with horse and buggy in the summer and caboose in the winter. His help was needed on the farm, so he quit school at 15 years of age. In the early 1950’s, he went to Ontario with Marcel and Marcella Roy, and then to Prince George, British Columbia, with his friend Lionel Bussiere to work in the bush and at sawmills. On August 27, 1958, Emile married the love of his life, Louisa Bouchard. They welcomed their first child on June 5, 1959, a daughter they named Celine. Their second daughter, Suzanne, was born on May 26, 1961. On June 17, 1964, their third child, Gerard was born. Their fourth child, Rachelle was a New Year’s baby, born January 1, 1967. Finally, they welcomed Shelly on May 31, 1975. Emile enjoyed the farm life, but in the fall of 1978, he started working at Cropper Motors in Naicam, SK. He enjoyed working on tractors, sprayers, balers, and combines for the next 13 years before retiring and moving off the farm to a house in Naicam. Between working in the yard, on the farm, and fixing things for his kids, Emile also did a lot of woodworking and other crafts with Louisa. He could pretty much make or fix anything. Emile worked hard all his life and accomplished many things, but if you asked him, he would say he was most proud of his wonderful wife and family. There was nothing he liked more than spending time with his family, whether it was camping, fishing, traveling or just at home visiting. Emile will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of almost 64 years, LOUISA (née Bouchard), five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: CELINE Roycroft and family: Layne (Erin), James, and Jax; SUZANNE Krieger (Harvey) and family: Justin (Jenni), Kevin, and Kylie (Tom); GERARD Samson (Kris) and family: Susan (Ryan), Brendon (Danielle), and Dalton; RACHELLE Samson (Mark); and SHELLY Samson (Jerry); and numerous nieces and nephews. Emile was predeceased by his parents, Marcel and Angeline Samson, his baby brother “Baby Samson”, his sisters, Marcella, Clotilde, and Marie, and his cousin Raymond Chatel. The Funeral Mass was offered for Emile on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., in St. Front Roman Catholic Church, celebrated by Fr. Charles Nweze. Others taking part were: James Wall, cross bearer; Anna-Marie Moellenbeck, music ministry; Rosanne Brochu and Kevin Krieger, scripture readers; Brendon Samson, intentions; Dalton Samson and Kylie Bell, gift bearers; Justin Krieger, Leonard, and Bernie Mintenko, eulogists; Gerard Samson, urn bearer; Lionel Bussiere, Robert Bussiere, Gerard Hurion, honorary pallbearers. An honor guard was provided by members of the Naicam Knights of Columbus, and interment followed at the St. Front Roman Catholic Cemetery. The memorial luncheon took place at St. Front’s Roman Catholic Church Hall. Memorial donations may be directed to Naicam & District Ambulance (PO Box 658, Naicam, SK, S0K 2Z0).

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan