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In Loving Memory


Frances Simpson

Born in Finaghy, Belfast Northern Ireland

September 17, 1935

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

January 18, 2018

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Simpson, Frances

Frances passed away peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Thursday January 18, 2018, at the age of 82. Frances was the beloved wife of Bill Simpson. Loving mother of Terry Simpson, Heather Lyon (Geoff), and Amanda Tote (Adrian). Dear Grandma to Matthew and Craig Lyon, Nanny to Ainsley Cote (Jordon), Tara Tote (Jamie), and Selena Tote, and Great Nanny to Aurora and Layla Cote. Frances leaves her dear sisters Margaret and Evelyn, and her brother Billy in Ireland. Frances’s passing leaves a legacy of love and beautiful memories that will live on in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be forever missed by her family and friends. Her family would like to thank the all the staff in Rosehall for their exceptional care and compassion they showed for Frances and her husband Bill. We will be forever grateful. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue), on Tuesday January 23 for visitation beginning at 12 noon. A Celebration of France’s Life will follow at 1 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Frances’s Guestbook” at If desired, donations to the Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia or the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

Obituary Announcement



Tuesday January 23, 2018

McCormack Funeral Home

12 - 1 pm

Funeral Service

Tuesday January 23, 2018

McCormack Funeral Home

1 pm



Lakeview Crematorium


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Dear Bill and Family: I was very saddened to read about Frances' death. Bill, your devotion to and advocacy for Frances was second to none. What comfort she must have felt by your constant presence. May Frances rest in peace. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Joanne Block

Joanne Block

Heather and Jeff: My sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother . Many fond memories from when we were neighbours on Indian Rd. Thinking of you at this sad time. Jean Crossett

Jean Crossett

Dear uncle Billy, Terence, Heather and Mandy This little passage was on the card you sent me when my mum passed. I thought it says it all. Her Journey's Just Begun Don't think of her as gone away her journey's just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think of how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much. thinking of you all.

Kay Suter

My sincere condolences to the Simpson family. I worked as a nurse in Rosehall when Frances first joined us at MGM and quickly grew fond of both her and Bill. Bill had so much love for Frances and it showed.. everyday. I loved meeting and getting to know you both. May you rest in sweetest peace Frances.


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