Our dear Sam.
Sam was a member of Sheffield ReSisters: Women of Steel, social media team member and admin of the ReSisters network
Sam was our funny, warm hearted, determined, friendly and passionate friend and sister in the fight to preserve Women’s Rights. She cared so much about all of the issues but wanted the world to be better for her beloved granddaughter. She cared about young girls and the harm to young lesbians very much. She didn’t want any girl to grow up thinking they were wrong for being who they are and not having their rights, whether that be to protect them from dangerous medical pathways or having safe spaces and opportunities-so she got involved with all sorts of cheeky campaigning as well as the daily raising awareness on our social media.
Sam never sought a platform or recognition for what she did and, as we all sent her messages to let her know how much we loved and appreciated her in the last few months, she reacted with typical modesty, saying we were over-egging the pudding of what she’d done, telling us:
“I’ve enjoyed tinkering around the edges, so thank you, women for that. I’ve had some amazing gifts and cards and I just wish I could send them some back with treble the love. I love my ReSisters more than anything and they’ve kept me alive. I mean it. So, thank you. Give them my love, all of them, every single one”
Sam was a wonderful friend and committed feminist and team member and we loved her very much. We miss you Sam.
Sam’s family have asked for donations in lieu of flowers, to the Charity Pancreatic Cancer IUK. If you would like to donate in Sam’s name, you can do so here: https://samanthacoleman.muchloved.com/Donate
Comments are open below if you’d like to share your memories of Sam, we would love to hear them, or if you have images you’d like to share, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam’s family also have a tribute website here, including some wonderful photos of Sam – you can upload your own photos there also: www.samanthacoleman.muchloved.com