Samantha's memorial bench

Our beautiful Samantha tragically passed away on Monday 6th September from Covid-19, with her family by her side.

Sammie was the most incredible mother, wife, daughter, sister, auntie and friend. She was endlessly generous, supportive, caring and compassionate, and would give all of her time and resources to help others in need.

Sammie dedicated her life to science, and as a Neuro-Oncologist, she was passionate about saving lives - by researching ways of treating brain tumours, for the good of humanity.

During the pandemic, she pivoted her career and started Metis London , an eco-friendly storage box company, made from recycled ocean plastic. She cared deeply about the environment and animals, and was outraged that others didn't care enough about our planet.

Sammie walked along the seafront daily with her beloved blue roan spaniel Zeus, and would sit on a bench to watch him play.

We would love to honour our Samantha with a memorial bench on Southsea seafront, so we can sit with her and remember how kind, hilarious and beautiful she was.

We ask that instead of sending flowers, please donate towards Sammie's memorial bench, which will last a lifetime. If we surpass our target, the rest will be divided between funding Sammie's wish to be turned into a glittering diamond, and donations will be made to the ICU at Queen Alexandra Hospital, who took excellent care of Sammie.

Thank you to everyone who has sent their heartfelt condolences. We are completely heartbroken, but we take comfort in all of your kind words and gestures.

Love, from Samantha's family xxxx

  • Cilla Palmer 
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    • £50 
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    • £10 
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  • Michael Larkin 
    • £25 
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    • £50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Leighanne Murray 
Portsmouth, UK
Silvan Chafiie 
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