SIMMS, MARION

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It is with great sadness that the family of the late Marion Simms announce her passing on October 05, 2018 at the age of 86 years, at Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony. Marion was born on January 11, 1932 to Olive and James Herritt in Muddy Hole, Hermitage Bay, NL. At a young age her family moved to Corner Brook where she met her husband of 68 years, Allan Simms. Allan and Marion settled in St. Anthony, what she called the best part of the world. They were blessed with 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Marion enjoyed the little things in life, counted her many blessings and was appreciative of nature. She had a sincere smile and a beautiful personality. She enjoyed watching sunsets, tending to her trees and flowers, and swinging in her backyard. Marion was creative and artistic and she will be remembered for her silly gestures, limericks, rhymes and poems that she often wrote herself. Marion enjoyed knitting, reading, playing games with her friends and rocking in her rocking chair. Marion was a loving mother and grandmother, a faithful servant of God and a loyal friend to many. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her six children, Shirley (Max Mullins), Angela (James Colbourne), Allan, Maureen (Henry Smith), Roddy, Roger (Lillian Simms), 14 grandchildren; 8 great grand-children; Sisters, Emily Bailey, Geraldine Hicks; Brother-in-law, Bruce Hicks; Sister-in-law Ella (Simms) Burden as well as a large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by husband Allan, parents Olive and James Herritt, sisters Bessie Bailey and Margaret George, Brother Jeremiah Herritt, Grandson Jeremy Smith and Daughter-in-law Kim Simms. Visitation took place from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony. The funeral took place on Monday, October 8, 2018 from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, St. Anthony at 2:00 pm officiated by Catechist Arthur Kinsella. Interment followed at the St. Anthony Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, Funeral Director.