Robert Samuel Saunders (Sam) passed peacefully away at his home in Glovertown on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the age of 83, surrounded by family.
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Born on Coward’s Island on July 1, 1936, Sam spent his life committed to the community and public service. More than 60 years with the Lions Club, he was both past President and District Governor. He was the Area Director of the 50 + Federation and the President of his local 50 + Club. He served as a board member for many organizations, most recently Crime Stoppers and the Central Health Authority. He was a past Town Councilor and member of the volunteer fire brigade.
Sam leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years, Marie; his two sons, Jeffrey (Bonnie) and Tracy (Angie); his brother, Dave (Catherine); special niece, Paulette; grandchildren, Melissa (Jeremy) and Lancelot; great-grandson, Samson, and many extended family and friends. Sam was predeceased by his older sister Kate, and parents, Lancelot and Mary Helen.
The family welcomes all to visitation at Oram’s Funeral Home in Glovertown taking place on Wednesday, March 11 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 12 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place at St. Edward’s Anglican Church, Glovertown, on March 13th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp, Bishop’s Falls, NL. Donation cards will be available at Oram’s.