Mary Genevieve (Samson) Harris

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Mary Genevieve (Samson) Harris, 91 of Petit De Grat who passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Strait Richmond Hospital in Lower River.  Born in Sampson’s Cove, on September 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Alvina (Landry) Samson.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  In her early years, she was a factory worker in Mulgrave, where she met her husband Levi.  She then devoted her life to raising her family and caring for others.  She was a long-standing member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Isle Madame Branch 150, Arichat. Besides baking for everyone, she loved watching the Toronto Blue Jays, especially her favorite player José Bautista.  She is survived by her children Joan Clannon (Donald Goyetche), Petit De Grat,  Judy (David) Kehoe, Arichat, Gary Harris, Petit De Grat, six grandchildren, Shelly Kehoe (Michael Kenny), Timmy Clannon, Sandy (Nicole) Clannon, Carly Kehoe (David Paupin), Noah Kehoe and Jordan Harris, along with two great-grandchildren, Nena Laine Clannon and Myles Thomas Clannon.  She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Florence Cluett and Annie (Hubert) Coombs, daughter-in-law Elizabeth (Pardy) Harris, son-in-law, Milton Clannon, along with many nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband, Genevieve was predeceased by her siblings Joe, Bernard, Martin and Mary, sisters-in-law Loretta, and Mary Elizabeth (Lamay), and brother-in-law, Joseph.  We would like to sincerely thank Dr. Laurie MacNeil, the staff at Strait Richmond Hospital and her Home Support Workers who took exceptional care of our mom. We are eternally grateful to Mom’s nieces Muriel and Bernadine Samson for their selfless devotion to her care over the past three years.  Visitation at C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Funeral mass of Christian farewell will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish in Petit De Grat on Wednesday, January 25th at 11:00 am with Father Doug MacDonald officiating.  Burial to follow at St. John’s Anglican Cemetary.   Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 in Arichat.  Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Strait Richmond Hospital Foundation.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home Limited in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Genevieve, please visit

Mom will be sadly missed.