Christine G. Sampson

Date of Passing:

November 20, 2021

Sampson, Christine G., 95, formerly of Park Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on Saturday November 20, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Oliver F. Sampson.

Born in Dordrecht, Holland, a daughter of the late Henri and Cornelia (van Dijk) van de Ven, she lived in Riverside for 74 years.

Mrs. Sampson was a nursing assistant at Rhode Island Hospital for 26 years before retiring in 1988. She also was a home health aide for the Home Front Health Care, Providence before retiring in 1996.

Christine was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a member of the Riverside Circle of the Daughters of Isabella. She was past President of the East Providence P.T.A. (1960-1966). She was a former member of the Riverside American Legion Post # 10 Women’s Auxiliary and the Pomham Women’s Club of RI.

She is survived by four daughters, Diane L. Garvin of Riverside, Eunice M. Sampson of Riverside, Mary A. Michael of Barrington and Amy C. Shanley of Riverside; a sister, Erna Luijten of Holland; ten grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Leo van de Ven, Gerrit van de Ven, Wilhelmina van de Acker, Lidy van den Heuvel and Corrie Verschure and grandmother of the late; Todd A. Garvin and William A. Balkom Jr.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday November 24, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Christine’s memory to the American Heart Association, 1 State Street Unit 200, Providence, RI 02908 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Lieve Tante Ineke!

    Dear Aunt Ineke!
    I was always impressed every time my mother, your sister Corrie, told us the story about her sister Ineke, who was able to convince her parents that she had found the love of her live and was allowed to continue her live on the other side of the oceaan.
    I remember your bright laughter I heard on an a old cassette tape that was brought back by my parent after their holiday with you and Uncle Oliver in 1974.
    I also have warm memories from 1980 when I stayed at 55 Park Drive for three weeks with my brother Hans.
    We slept in the caravan in the garden. We had a great time with the whole family.
    It were valuable moments when we met you and your daughters in The Netherlands a few times.

    Also on behalf of my father Karel Verschure (married to Corrie van de Ven, late sister), we wish the family a lot of strength during the current sad period.

    Peter en Marjolijn Verschure

  2. We are shocked to hear that our aunt Ineke has passed away. We wish you and the whole family all the best. We sympathize with you from the Netherlands. Would you also like to pass on our condolences to the entire family of Oliver and Ineke Sampson. Lots of strenght in the coming weeks. In the Netherlands I now think back with great pleasure to the holiday that my brother Peter and I were allowed to spend with you in 1980 !!!! 41 years ago!!!!


    Hans and Petra Verschure, son of Karel Verschure Zwijndrecht-Holland (and Corrie van de Ven, late sister)

  3. dear family of auntie Ineke, as we know her.
    i allways felt how powerfull she was leaving the Netherlands after Worldwar2.
    she went as a young woman to an unkown new life, with new family and new habits.
    i think she succeeded in being happy and well placed. we wish you all the best and strength. My parents visited Providence in 1974, when MaryAnn got married. they had good memories and told many stories about Oliver and the trip to Cap Cod.
    best of love from Anne Marie and Marc Verschure from Dordrecht NL, the place where Ineke was born!

  4. To all the family I’m at a lose for words as aunty was a wonderful person to me. I’m going to miss her.

  5. We are so sad to hear of Mrs. Sampson’s passing.
    I can recall her voice from way back in my childhood days. The Sampson’s were such good neighbors.
    Our condolences on behalf of my mom and the Francis family.
    May god bless.

  6. Diane and family,
    Your mom was a big part of my childhood. Always treated me as one of her own including being reprimanded. To this day 65+ years later she has always held a special place in my heart. She was a loving and giving person. God has called her home to get her Angel wings. May she rest in peace.

  7. EUNICE and Family.
    I’M so so sorry for your loss.oma was a great lady.she will always be my brightest star in the oma loveyou. Love Liz kravatz

  8. Thank you for all your love even when I didn’t deserve it!You we’re such a kind caring person to me. And our camping trip in Seattle with Eunice and Diane her friends what a blast .We sure shared some good timesand some sad ones too! Our little

    talks on the phone too! I will miss you forever Ma ! Love you to the moon and back always ?❤️ ???❤️ RIP

  9. Dear family, We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Ineke, her wit and kindness will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, from the other side of the ocean! Love, Chris (uncle Gerrit’s son. I share my name with Christine not by coincidence)

  10. Thoughts and prayers as you reflect on your moms amazing life. Will always remember her dinner call each night when we were growing up on Park Dr

  11. Dear Ineke, i will miss our phonecalls, us singing together the dutch songs from our youth. I’m so glad that i had the opportunity to visit you in the US in 2013. Hopefully you find your rest with Oliver, Mama and Papa and our brothers and sisters.
    Lots of love, your sister Erna & children

  12. So sorry for your loss !

  13. Dear family,so sorry for your lost.our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  14. She was beautiful in every way possible. She was my godmother from Confirmation, I took her name as my middle name. What a beautiful, loving, caring and yes fun family she left behind. She taught them well. Love and prayers to the family.?

  15. Diane, Eunice, Mary and Amy; I Am so sorry for your lost. Your mother was a good neighbor and great lady. She was a good friend of my mother who always enjoyed her company.
    I know the later daughters of Isabelle were waiting at the gates of Haven to welcoming Christine home.

  16. Dear family,

    I am so sorry about your loss.
    I am Stephan van de Ven; son of Ineke’s brother Leo.
    I only met Ineke a few times, she was a real van de Ven sister; kind, funny, strong and beautiful. My dad spoke
    about her a lot; he missed her in his life.
    Love to you all ❤️❤️?

  17. Dear Family, I have very fond memories of my aunt Ineke even if we only met a few times. She was warm and funny and will be mussed I am sure by all of you and by us here in the Netherlands.

  18. Dear family, our funny, sympathetic, loving and down-to-earth aunt Ineke will be so much missed, also on this side of the ocean. We love you, aunt Ineke!
    Our condoleances for her children, grandchildren and of course her sister, our aunt Erna.

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