A beloved young farmer who was talking about being marrying his former sweetheart later took his own life following a struggle to accept an untimely familial tragedy.Samuel Edward Davies was among the young farmers who gathered in the resort town in Blackpool at the beginning of April. The 25-year old, who was who was from Llangedwyn in Wales was out for a portion of the evening on Friday March 29th, Blackpool hotel, with his partner Elin Lewis.
An inquest in Blackpool Town Hall today (September 14) found that at some moment in the evening, the couple started to argue and Sam spoke of the possibility of taking his life. The couple eventually removed themselves from the Walkabout bar on Queen Street at the end of the night and went back to the hotel room where Elin was staying in the Chimes Hotel on the Promenade.The couple retreated to bed. However, at the time of waking, Elin grew concerned when she noticed that Sam’s footwear were there, even though there was no sign of him in bed. She started a search in their room , where she discovered Sam unconscious within the bathroom. Elin fled into the corridor , screaming for help, but tragically, Sam was pronounced dead by paramedics around 7.58am on April 30.
The inquest found that Sam was born in Oswestry in Shropshire was struggling to reconcile the loss that his grandpa had died in the year 2020. Elin stated that the grandfather of Sam had killed himself in the family farm and that, although Sam wasn’t in the area at that time, the son did see the body after returning to home.
“His father’s health was deteriorating and the family was so worried that they decided to get Power of Attorney,” Elin explained. “He committed suicide by shooting himself, and over time it became evident that the situation was becoming too much for Samto bear]. “The inquiry found that Sam’s mom Ruth took her son to the GP after he became emotional and uncontrollable during the Christmas period the previous year. Then, Elin said the GP had told him that he was “fine and sent him home. what has ears but doesn’t listen.
In a letter to the coroner, Elin she was a graduate of Cardiff University, said she and Sam first met when they were in secondary school, when Sam was 13, and she. “He was a part of my family and we all loved him deeply and he would often be in my home,” she said.
“We were discussing the possibility of marriage and having a child with our very own. I’m sure we could have been able to do all this except due to this tragic event. I’m sad for him every day.”
The Assistant Coroner Louise Rae described Sam’s death as tragic and sad’. In a suicide verdict, she stated: “Sam’s girlfriend Elin expressed her feelings of love for Sam and truly believed that the man was happy and they could find their way through these tough moments.
“It is obvious for me just how loved Sam was. He was surrounded by a large family of friends as well as the support of his partner as well as his family.
“This is a deeply sad story of a man in his teens who had his entire existence ahead. He was in a difficult place with the loss of his grandfather.”
Following Sam’s passing, the parents Ruth and Arwel expressed their respect to ‘a beloved son’. He was also a “devoted brother” of Iestyn, Megan and Danny. Money collected in memory of Sam was donated to the mental health charity Mind and others.
John Houseman, who organised the farm’s trip for the young people to Blackpool John Houseman, who arranged the trip, informed LancsLive: “The passing of Sam at this year’s AGM was a total shock and a tragic loss. Sam is sure to be deeply loved by all who knew him within the local farming community. The amount of love and support that has been shown to Sam and the family by the larger farming community has been awe-inspiring.