Rose 'Mary' Simpson

Obituary of Rose 'Mary' Simpson

SIMPSON, Rose 'Mary' (nee Halbgewachs)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary Simpson. Mary passed on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Robert Douglas Simpson (2006).  Loving mother of Brenda (Randall Miller), John (the late Cindy), foster son Gordon Steel (Elaine), and predeceased by her son Robert Douglas Jr. (2016) (Bung). Cherished grandmother to Rob (Ben), Mike (Jessica), Terry (Shannon), Dan (Jackie), Kim (Shayne), Anne (Kaveh), David (Christoph), and great grandmother to Tavis, Tanner, Teagan, Tessa, Liam, Ayden, Bailey, and Brandon. Dear sister of John Halbgewachs (the late Lois), the late Dorothy Haggith (the late Archie), Hanna Buckrell (the late George), David Halbgewachs (Ethel), the late Freda McKinnell (the late Bill), and Barbara Osborne; and sister-in-law to the late Stanley Simpson, Bernice Desnoyer, and the late Elaine Hillier (the late Edsal). Mary is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews who were an active presence in her life. Mary was a very special person, a kind friend and relative, and was loved and cherished by all who knew her. There was always room in her home and her heart for anyone who needed her, old and young, family, friends, neighbours, and strangers. She helped and cared for many people and served her community as a faithful member of Wesley United Church, President of the UCW, Noble Grand (Wheatley Rebekah Lodge) and pianist for the Leamington Rebekah Lodge. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Visiting at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday August 16th, from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45 Service Wednesday at 4 p.m.  Funeral Service to celebrate Mary's life, from the funeral home, on Thursday, August 17th  2017 at 11 a.m. John Cats officiating. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made, by cheque, to Sleeping Children Around the World or Erie Shores Healthcare Foundation. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at