Samuel Raymond Drought (Sam)

08 Jan 1929 - 08 May 2019

Samuel Raymond Drought (Sam)

08 Jan 1929 - 08 May 2019

DROUGHT Samuel Raymond (Sam)

Unexpectedly but peacefully, Sam left us to join his beloved wife Noeline on Wednesday 8 May 2019, aged 90.

Loved and respected Dad of Lynette and Brian Collins, Michael and Kerry, Neil and Susan, and Suzanne and Glen Radford.

Loved Grandad of Sheree and Rodney, Melissa and Brent, Gareth and Tania; Nicola and Matt, Tracey and Mark, Simon and Amanda, and Zach and Beth; Mark and Mel, Craig and Tania, Karley and Dave; Philip, Letesha, and Jacinta.  Great-grandad of Zac, Will, Olly, Jenna, Jay, Myah, Cassidy, Laikin, Shae, Skye, Nina, Sophia, Evie, Millie, Samuel, Liam, Maddy, Leo, Natalie, Jamie, Samuel, and Connie.  Messages to the Drought family can be left on Sam’s tribute page at or sent to PO Box 75, Stratford 4352.

“Our mighty Totara has fallen”

A Funeral Mass to celebrate Sam’s life will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Powderham Street, New Plymouth on Monday 13 May 2019 at 10.30am followed by his burial at Opunake Cemetery at 2.30pm.  Vigil prayers will be prayed in the church on Sunday evening at 7.00pm.


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When I think of Uncle Sam, I hear his laugh. What a man, God Bless

Graham wemyss ( 13 May 2019 )

So saddened to hear of Sam's passing.

A wonderful man - may he rest in peace.

Condolences to Lynette, Michael, Neil, Suzanne and their families. Thoughts are with all.
With love from Christine and Craig Parker

Christine Parker (Bridgeman) ( 12 May 2019 )

Thinking of you all at this time. His smile and presence will be missed at family gatherings x His memories will live on through all his whanau x Glad I got to know Sam x

Alison Howard ( 12 May 2019 )

Our family sharemilked a farm on the Upper Glenn Road for Sam and Noeline. I remember him as a very nice man who was always smiling. Condolences to all his family. Sadly it is just short of 1 year since my father passed away he alway had a kind word to say about Sam whenever remembered.

Bryan Barkla ( 11 May 2019 )

Dear Lynette, Michael, Neil, Suzanne and families
So sad to hear of the passing of your wonderful father.
My thoughts are sympathies are with you
Ann-Maree Karam

Ann-Maree Karam ( 11 May 2019 )

Dear Lynette, Michael, Neil, Suzanne and families,
We were so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Sam. He certainly was the Mighty Totara.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Sharon, John and family

Sharon and John Hill ( 10 May 2019 )

Dear Lynette, Michael, Neil & Suzanne
Very sad news to hear Uncle Sam has passed away. He was a fabulous person and we all have very fond memories. Always there for the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lots of love

Christine Hooper ( 10 May 2019 )

To Lynette and Brian and Drought Family.
Sincerest sympathy at this sad time. Sam was a lovely chap and will be deeply missed.
Bev and Andy

Bev Davy ( 10 May 2019 )

My deepest sympathy at the loss of your Dad and Grandad.

Delwyn Beecher ( 10 May 2019 )