Joan was born in St. Anthony on Jan. 29, 1935 to Stella and Sidney Pilgrim of St. Anthony Bight. She married Reginald Simms on May 11, 1955. Together they had two sons, David and Maurice. She retired in December 1996 after working with the International Grenfell Association and Grenfell Regional Health Services for 23 years. Joan was a generous and kind-hearted woman who loved her family. She loved to knit, crochet, pick berries, bake and cook. There was always room for one more at the dinner table. She passed away into peace on the third of January 2015. Left To Mourn: Sons David (Cynthia) and Maurice (Beverly); grandchildren Jason (Catherine), Heather, Shayna, Paul and Ryan; great-grandchildren Joshua, Zachary, Maxx, Charlie (Jason – Charlie’s dad), Dylan, Lucas and Thomas; sisters Jean and Cavell; brother Wayne (Bernette), as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Sidney (1988), her mother Stella (1995) and her husband of 59 years, Reg (2014). Visitation was held at the funeral home in St. Anthony, after which the funeral service was held at the St. Mary’s Anglican Chruch in St. Anthony with Rev. Fr. Paul C. Findlay officiating. Burial followed the service in the St. Anthony Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.