Passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on October 18, 2020 at the age of
Loving wife of Bill for 55 wonderful years. Adoring mother to Stephen
(Dolores), Michael (Kim), and Donald (Tanya). Cherished grandmother to
10 amazing grandchildren; Reid, Cole and Burke; Kaitlin, Scott, Jillian and
Neil; Regan, Brody and Cooper. Loved sister of Barb Jackson (Jim) and
Maryjean Brown (late Bob); sister-in-law of Helen Reid (late John). Special
aunt to many nieces and nephews.
PEOPLE were everything to Wendy. She valued the connections she made
in her life more than anything. She always wanted to be with people and
people always wanted to be with her. A highlight of each summer was the
large annual family gathering at sister Barb’s on St. Joseph’s Island. Her
hallmark to everyone she met was her beautiful smile.
Wendy was an avid, competitive athlete. She loved curling at all levels and
competing at bonspiels with friends. Some of the most meaningful times of
her life were spent coaching visually impaired curlers from 2002 to 2018.
Her smiling face lit up the curling rink, the golf course and everywhere she
went. Even if she lost a game or missed a putt she had that Wendy smile.
She also loved travelling, playing bridge, gardening, canoeing and paddle
boarding with Snickers.
Throughout a long and hard fight with cancer Wendy was able to continue to
share memories and enjoy visits with family and friends. Most recently,
emails, phone calls and FaceTime visits enabled her to say goodbye.
Due to concerns of gathering in this time of pandemic, Wendy’s family has
decided not to have a visitation. However, it would mean so much to them if
you shared your stories, memories and photos. Please take a few moments to
share these via email, because the family would like to put together a book
of memories for the grandchildren. Please email them to
A service for Wendy will be held virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at
1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 519-749-8467.
Relatives and friends may join Wendy's service virtually at
<a href="https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming">https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming</a>. A recording of the service will be
available for viewing 24 hours following the service.
The family has chosen to postpone the Celebration of Life until it is safe for
family and friends to travel again. We look forward to that time when we
can get together and share hugs and stories.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Molckovsky and Dr. Russek, and their teams who
worked to give Wendy the extra time to be with friends and family. The
Care Partners team who took care of Wendy at home, and the staff at St
Mary’s and Innisfree House were amazing at managing Wendy’s pain and
making her comfortable. You have all blessed us. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wendy can be made to The
Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice, The Sandra Schmirler Foundation, or the
charity of your choosing.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Wendy's memorial.
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2 Trees have been planted in memory of Wendy Simpson.