It is with great sadness that the Simmonds family announce the passing of our darling mother, Mary Jane Simmonds peacefully at her home on Saturday July 13th at the age of 87. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons Wilfred, Tom (Rose), Ron (Loretta). Daughters Nellie (Gerald), Alice (Tony), Bridget (Gary), Joan, Angela (Gerard), Doreen and brother in law, Gerald Fitzgerald and great friends, Ida and cousin Rose and niece Therese and Hilda. Grandchildren Glenn (Jackie), Vanessa (Travis), Janey (Calvin), Reginald, Angela (Lawrence), Amanda, Tommy, Nadine, Nikita, Ryan, Jason (Myrna), Rhonda (Craig), Jamie ( Jessica), Brian (Erin), Perry (Nicola), Jodie, Alex (Vaida), Gerard (Tina), Marylee (Daniel) and the fur babies Cooper and Barkley. Great grandchildren Mikayla, Jack, Grace, Janelle, Liam, Chloe, Kylie, and Cole. A large circle of nephews, nieces, and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, son Gerard, and grandson Andrew, parents Ellen and Thomas Hunt, brothers Herbert (Nora), Patrick (Margaret). Sisters Laura (Bernard), Carmel (Ronald) and Doreen. Sister in laws Margaret (James), Nellie, Bride (Walter). Brother in laws Peter, Jack (Kathleen), and Micheal (Elizabeth). Visitation was held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Conche from which the funeral mass was held at 2:00pm on the 16th day of July 2013 with Father Vitus Echedo officiating. Interemnt followed in the New Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral Director.