passed away on February 24, 2017 at her private residence at the age of 62 years. Nellie Gaye Simms was born November 20th, 1954 at St. Anthony, NL to Alec and Myrtle Simms. She grew up in St. Anthony Bight and then moved to St. Lunaire-Griquet with life-long partner Keith. Nellie worked at food services at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital for about 30 years. For the past 8 years Nellie worked at Burdens General Store. Nellie loved having the close comfort and companionship of her dog Rufus as she relaxed with a good book. A highlight of her life was spending time with her Grandson Cole. She will be missed by family and friends. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her Husband Keith Burden; Sons Bret and Brian Simms; Grandson Cole Simms; Brother Hayward Simms;  Sisters Jessie Carter, Elsie Parrill, Bessie (Edgar) Blake, Juanita Powell; Mother-in-law Velma Burden; Father-in-law Graham Burden; Sisters-in-law Rita Simms, Karen (Verrick) Patey, Kathy (Roger) Patey, Ann (Gary) Davis; Brothers-in-law George (Cathy) Davis, Neil (Lois) Burden, Kent (Corry) Burden, Kerry (Wendy) Burden, Kirby (Vanessa) Burden as well as a large circle or relatives and friends. Nellie was predeceased by her parents Alec and Myrtle Simms as well as her brother Ross Simms. Visitation was held at the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral was held at 2:00pm on Monday, February 27th, 2017 with Pastor John and Joy Baker officiating. Interment followed. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger funeral director.