Hilda Hannigan Sampson, born Dec. 6, 1921 in Saint-Leonard,
New Brunswick, Canada, passed away Feb. 20, 2013 in Lenoir City. Hilda moved from Canada to the
United States at age 2. Her parents walked across the border with her in a baby stroller. She
graduated from Westbrook College in 1980 with a degree in teaching. Hilda worked at Breakwater
School for five years. She loved gardening, sewing and making puzzles with her friends at River
While living at River Oaks, she worked at her daughter's grooming shop making dog
cookies and clothing. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer Hannigan and Herbert Sampson;
sister, Rita Gott; parents, Yvon and Mary Ann Miville; and brothers, Gerald Miville and Philip
Miville. Survived by her children, Mary Ann Fryling and husband, Skip, Elizabeth O'Donnell, John
Hannigan and wife, Donna, Dotty Boozer, Linda Foote and husband, Robert; 13 grandchildren; 21 great
grandchildren; sisters and brother, Irene Dennison, Hazel Pellerin, Yvon Milville and Yvonne Trott;
several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Memorial services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Eddie Click
officiating. Burial will be in South Portland, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Fort Sanders Foundation, 280 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37922-9940.
Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.