Aug 26, 1917 – Aug 3, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Ethel Simpson announces her passing on August 3, 2013 just 3 weeks shy of her 96th birthday.
Ethel is survived by her daughter Gina (Patrick) Regush, grandchildren Dylan, Jonathan, Suzanne (Paul) and great grandchildren Sam and Sophie DaSilva, sister Ida Hogan, as well as several nieces and nephews, and a circle of treasured friends.
Ethel is predeceased by her husband Sam, son Patrick and brothers Tom, Norman, and William.
Ethel was born in Prince Rupert in 1917 and lived there for many years of her life. It was there she met Sam and they married in 1953. In their retirement years they made their home in Qualicum Beach where they enjoyed wonderful friendships and a love of golf. Later, after Sam’s passing she moved to Kamloops to be with her children. All her life Ethel was an avid cook and loved to bake. She hosted many meals with friends and family over the years and they were always delicious and memorable. Both Ethel and Sam had a gift for fostering lifelong friendships, and so she will be fondly remembered by many.
A memorial service will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home on Sunday August 25, 2013 at 2pm. Interment of her ashes will take place in
Prince Rupert at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ‘Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice’, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 where Ethel was lovingly cared for at the end of her life.