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Captain Chris Sample

Sadly, I have just received the following news from Derek Warmington:

It is my sad duty to pass on the news that Captain Chris Sample passed away yesterday, Wednesday 15 November, after losing a long battle with cancer. He was 76 years of age.

Chris spent his whole career at sea, initially with BI and then from 1971 onwards with P&O Princess. He retired in 2001.

The funeral is at 2.00 pm tomorrow, Friday 17 November, at Mount Jerome Crematorium, 158 Harold’s Cross Road, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, D6W HY98.

Derek Warmington

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I was very sad to hear this news, as Chris was one of the cheeriest and friendliest captains with whom I have had the pleasure of serving. I remember well, the hospitality he gave us in his own home when we called into Dublin in mv Victoria around 1999. My deepest sympathies go to his wife, Veronica.


Where are you from: Ringwood, England