A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Lillian "Lill" Sampson

January 20, 1921August 29, 2019

Age 98, of Dartmouth, formerly of Sydney, passed peacefully on August 29, 2019. Survived by children, Gail (Robbie), Andrée MacKenzie, Bertilla (Wayne), Camille (Barry) Buck, Bill (Susan), Glen, Michelle (Leo) Zinati; grandchildren, Chris, Leah, Alex, Lauren, Tara, Scarlett, Greg, Ashley, Eric, Scott, Joseph and Carlo; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Olivia. Predeceased by husband, Alfie Sampson; siblings, Jean Bonnell, Blanche Donovan, Louise Black, Charles Ponée and Peggy Sunderland. Lill was very active in St. Rita’s Hospital Auxiliary; she taught continuing education in Dartmouth for many years. She loved knitting, skating and enjoyed many types of card games, especially bridge and rummy. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10am in Saint John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2019


Lillian "Lill" Sampson

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Helen Fritz King

September 6, 2019

To the Sampson family, I was saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. Although she was 98, it's always hard to go through this with all of the memories brought back. Please accept John's and my deepest condolences. John and Helen King

Dan & Donna Turner

September 5, 2019

Dear Bill, Susan, Greg and Ashley,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Lynda & Peter J. MacDonald

September 5, 2019

Dear Gail, Bill, Glen, Andre and family, kindly accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your sweet mom, Lill . Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Peter J. and I shall miss your Mom and her lovely notes at Christmas where she spoke so highly of each of you and how very proud she was of you and so very happy in her life and how good you all were to her.
We'd like to envision your Dad, Alfie , your Mom ( whom he always referred to as his "bride" all his life when introducing her to others) and Margaret/Donald and friends playing cards and laughing together again in heaven at this very moment!-sending hugs and love - Lynda & Peter J., Chad and Logan MacDonald, Ben Eoin xo

Linda Penney

September 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Am sure it will be a big void in your life after having her with you so many years. There are many fond memories of growing up next door.
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Linda Penney

George Reagh

September 4, 2019

Sending our condolences to the entire family, thinking of you all during this difficult time. Take care George & June

Clare Betts

September 4, 2019

Gail, Andree, Bertilla, Camille & all of Lil's family:
Fond memories of your mom when visiting your home on Argyle St. during the school year & in the summer mos. in Ben Eoin.
In later years it was great to see & chat with Lil & Andree in church in Colby Village & occasionally @ the Cole Harbour Superstore.

Clare[Sutherland] Betts

Charlie Verge

September 4, 2019

Bill and Sampson family:
We would like to pass on our condolences in the loss of your Mom. She lived a long life and raised a big family. May your great memories of your Mom give you comfort during this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Kind Regards:
Charlie & Dawn Verge

Donna (Coffin) Everill

September 4, 2019

To the Sampson Family

Deepest sympathy on the death of your mom. Always remember how sweet and kind she was to us as kids when we would go to your home on Argyle Street with Bertilla after school and on weekends.

Donna (Coffin) Everill

Anne Doyle

September 4, 2019

Gail and family! Sorry to hear about your mom. . Fond memories of a family friend. Rip.

Fabian and Evelyn Sutherland

September 4, 2019

To the all the Sampson family our regrets to you with the passing of your mother. I remember, fondly, Lill from the years at Ben Eoin and how patient, friendly, generous and kind she was with all the children in the area. She will be missed.