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Mary Simms

Mary Simms

Thursday, August 10th, 1950 Saturday, June 29th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Simms (Sorbara)

Mary Elizabeth Simms (nee Sorbara), with her family by her side, passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Saturday June 29, 2019 at the age of 68. Beloved wife of 50 years to Pius Simms. Loved mother of Kathy (Geordie) Gristey and Matthew Simms. Cherished grandmother to the late Zachary Gristey, Alexandra (Alex) Gristey, Pius Gristey, Calvin Simms and Willow Simms. Loved daughter of Kay Sorbara and the late Jim Sorbara. She will be sadly missed by her sister Ruth (Steve) Gilmour and brothers Ralph (Sandy) Sorbara, Londo (Diane) Sorbara and the late Larry Sorbara. Always remembered by her brothers-in-law David Simms, Dan (Johnette) Simms and her late sister-in-law, Evelyn Simms. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the ICU nurses and doctors of Guelph General Hospital for their care and support these last weeks.

Family and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Wednesday, July 3rd, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. There will be a chapel service at the funeral home on Thursday, July 4th, at 11 a.m. with a reception at the funeral home to follow. As expressions of sympathy in Mary’s honour, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available at the funeral home (519-821-5077) or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
    Thursday, July 4th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Deacon Bruce Holub
  • Reception

    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 |
    Hart Fellowship Lounge
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
    Thursday, July 4th, 2019
    To follow the service

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Peter and Mary Snyder and Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region have sent flowers to the family of Mary Elizabeth Simms (Sorbara).
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Peter and Mary Snyder and Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region have sent flowers to the family of Mary Elizabeth Simms (Sorbara).
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Heather Calder

Kathy, my condolences to you and your family on your mother's passing. May your friends and family be a comfort you in the coming months. Your Ross family is thinking of you - Heather Calder
Comment | Posted at 08:01pm via Condolence
MT

Meridyth Taylor

Dearest Kathy,

I am going to borrow from Leo Buscaglia who wrote, "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love."
May you be surrounded by love and laughter as you celebrate your Mom and the life she lived and the lives she touched.
Comment | Posted at 09:14am via Condolence
MT

Meridyth Taylor

Dearest Kathy,

I am going to borrow from Leo Buscaglia who wrote, "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love."
May you be surrounded by love and laughter as you celebrate your Mom and the life she lived and the lives she touched.
Comment | Posted at 09:14am via Condolence
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Michelle Nelson

I was deeply saddened to read of Mary's passing. She was a customer of mine and a truly lovely lady. It was always a pleasure to chat with her. Please accept my sympathy, Pius and family. - Michelle Nelson, Eye of the Needle
Comment | Posted at 02:36pm via Condolence
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michael@benjamins.ca

Sorry for your loss. Ron called me and I know the last little while has been very difficult for you. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Michael Benjamin
Comment | Posted at 12:19pm via Condolence
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