Final farewell set for tragic '˜free spirit' Samie, 23

The family and friends of tragic Samie Johnson will say their final goodbyes later this week.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 11:13 am
Samie Johnson, left, with her younger sister Carlie
Samie Johnson, left, with her younger sister Carlie

The 23-year-old, described as a ‘free spirit’ who loved to party with pals, drowned after falling asleep in a hotel bath on the holiday island of Majorca earlier this month.

She was found dead by staff who spotted water seeping out from under a door at the three-star Torrenova hotel at around 11pm.

After thousands of pounds was raised in order to bring Samie’s body home, a funeral will now be held at Carleton Crematorium from 2.15pm on Thursday.

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The service will be followed by a wake at The Cedar Tavern pub in Cedar Square, Blackpool town centre.

Samie, who was living in Bispham at the time of her death, was a former pupil of Revoe Primary School and Palatine High School, and an avid Liverpool FC fan.

In a letter to her family, the club’s chaplain said: “On behalf everybody associated with Liverpool Football Club, the directors, players, and staff, we wish to offer our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

“Nothing that we say will ease your loss but we want you to know that our thoughts and sympathy are with you all.

“May you and your family know God’s peace, comfort, and strength at this sad time.”

Samie’s younger sister Carlie, from Carlisle, said: “Samie was a part of me and now she’s gone it’s as though a part of me is gone too.

“We spoke every day and always supported each other.

“We may have had disagreements but we always made up and looked forward to our crazy nights out with the girls.”

Samantha’s close friend, Shelley Cross, of Seymour Road, central Blackpool added: “Samie was friendly to everyone. She was a free spirit, a popular girl, and knew a lot of people.”