Samuel Gardiner Essensa of St. David Ridge, N.B. passed away at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, N.B. on January 28, 2018.

Born in St. Stephen, N.B., son of the late William Thomas and Dorothy Mildred (Conrad) Essensa.

Survived by his spouse, Mary Ann Chambers, his children Thomas John Essensa of St. Stephen, N.B., Kelly Haley (Larry) of Little Ridge, N.B., Cindy Essensa of St. Stephen, N.B., five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, step-daughter, Kim and her three daughters, two sisters, Pearl Smith of Hartford, CT., May Cleghorn of Oak Bay, N.B., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his daughter, Laura-Lee Elizabeth Essensa, two brothers, Louis and Irvin Essensa, and two sisters, Grace Gregory and Pauline Essensa.

Funeral service will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main St., St. Stephen, N.B. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2 PM. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM.

For those who wish, remembrances to Charlotte County Cancer, Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family on line at www.mehansfuneralhome.ca