Simms; Marie Drew


SIMMS – Marie drew,  93, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Mahone Nursing Home on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 .

           Born in Brooklyn, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Ida (Baker) Smith.

           Marie was a former counter clerk for Simpsons in Liverpool and an office clerk for Thompson Bros. (later Steel and Engine Products Limited  – STENPRO) as well as Mersey Paper Company. She was a member of Pilgrim United Church in Brooklyn, the UCW and was a Sunday school teacher for many years and served as superintendant.  Family meant the world to Marie and she was especially proud of her grandsons Ryan and Joel. She will be fondly remembered as always having a smile, dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia (Rowen Shinder) of Moncton; her son John (Heather) of Brooklyn and her grandsons Ryan and Joel.

She was predeceased by her husband Clare and her sister Reta.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Pilgrim United Church, Brooklyn. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Seaside Cemetery, Brooklyn. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Pilgrim United Church. Online condolences may be made to


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  1. Michael Cushing


    Please accept my condolences with the passing of your Mum. I am sure you will miss her.



  2. Patti MacKay Blimke

    John, Heather and family
    Sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a very kind lady. She taught me in Sunday School and also helped me when I was teaching. Hold onto the beautiful memories and know she is at peace.

  3. Dottie and Gary Hatt

    John, Heather and boys – So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. I will always have fond memories of her and you will too. Hold onto the memories – they will help you get through. Thinking of you all.

    Dottie & Gary

  4. Marjorie & Paul

    Cindy and Johnny…so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our prayers and sympathy go out to both of you and your family.
    I won’t be able to come to the funeral because of my hip, but Paul will be there, but I will be thinking of you.




  6. Ken Parnell

    My heartfelt love and condolences to the entire family.I know your Mom and Nana is in a much better place now, with her Lord and will always be watching over you. She was one fine lady and I will miss visiting with her when home.

  7. Cathy Stewart

    Cindy, John & family….

    My heart is very heavy with sadness and I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I want to express my sincere condolences for your loss.

    Cindy… Thank you for all the many fond memories, chuckles, and laughter that we shared with your mom. She had a way of always making things seem “ok” with her kind words and gentle mannerisms.

    I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you across the miles more than you will ever know.

    Marie was a wonderful person and she will always hold a very special place in my heart. My life has been enriched by knowing her……

    With Love

  8. Janet and George Fletcher

    John and family: We were sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.

  9. Dawn & Gary Roberton

    Cindy, John and Family,
    Sorry for your loss. Memories are so wonderful to have and no one can take them from you enjoy all that you have. She was a special person.

  10. Betty-Jean & Beverley Colp

    John & Cindy and families we send our deepest sympathy to all of you. She was one of my Sunday School teachers and I have many good memories of Marie. God bless you all.

  11. Donna and Ian Denison

    John, Heather – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We will be thinking of you as you deal with this difficut time. Hugs.
    – Donna

  12. Bonnie Wentzell

    Sending sincere condolences to Marie’s family. I knew Marie through the church and she was always friendly.

  13. Cindy (Smith) Acker

    Cindy and Family
    So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I remember my Mom (Dot Smith, Shelburne) always talking about your Mom from church meetings etc, she was a good friend. They thought it was great having daughters with the same name and how we used to play broomball together. Cherish your memories they do help as we lost Mom in 2010. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family at this difficult.
    Cindy (Smith) Acker

  14. Brian Lowe

    Cindy: I am sorry to learn of Marie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the coming days. Marie was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. Sincere sympathy to your family.


  15. Bob and Vicki Roach

    so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your good memories help you in your time of sorrow. Live, laugh, love… that’s what our Mom’s would want.

  16. Margo & Borden Hanley

    John and family: we were very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a very warm and lovely lady and will be missed for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  17. Shirley & Paul Shot

    John, Heather and family: We were saddened to read of your dear mothers passing. She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness and love for her neighbours and family. She had one of those smiles that lit up a room and it seemed to be always present. She loved life and truly lived by the “Golden Rule”.

  18. Carl R. Veinot

    My sincere condolences to the Simms family on the loss of your mom.Take care in knowing the memories of her will be in your hearts forever.

  19. Sheila D. Smith

    Cindy, John and families: My condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her from Sunday School and other church activities and recall her ever present smile and gentle demeanor. Cherish your memories of her and a life well-lived.

  20. Brenda and Jeff Foley

    John, Cindy and family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.Treasure the memories of her as she will be in your heart always.

  21. Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett

    We send our heartfelt condolences to the whole family. Keep all those memories of great times in all your lives, and share them. It can be very comforting. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda

  22. Cathy & Rollie Wentzell

    John, Cindy, and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a
    wonderful lady. We will always remember her beautiful and sincere smile, and her love of singing.
    Our condolences,
    Cathy & Rollie

  23. Judi Maillett

    John,Heather & boys,sorry to hear of your mother’s passing John.In my thoughts & prayers. Judi

  24. Sheldon & Sheila Huntley

    Cindy; We are holding you and your brother’s family in our thoughts and prayers.It was a privilege to have known Marie.She was a beautiful lady.
    Love, Sheldon and Sheila

  25. Ron and Noweta

    John and family
    So sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of your Mom, sending our heartfelt sympathy to all of you .

  26. Linda & Robert Trainor

    Dear Cindy, John, & family,

    Was so sorry to hear about Marie. I dropped into to see her once when she was in Mahone & everytime I’d be down in the area I’d say I should go see Marie sometime. Sometime never came & that is my fault. Marie was such a joy to be around. We sang in the choir together as well being in the UCW. I will miss her & Reta. They both loved having company come in to visit, & at that time I was only a few houses up the street. She had a good life & now has joined her sister, Reta. May God bless you all at this time of sorrow. Family was everything to her, especially her grandsons, she spoke very highly of them. Take care & know that someday we will see our loved ones when we are called home. God Bless

  27. Kirk and Donna Whynot

    John,Cindy and family, Sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady and she will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Marie

  28. jim hubley and brenda lawrence

    sorry to hear about your loss …. keep all the memories forever in your thoughts

  29. Sharon Westlake

    John, Heather and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother,Mother-In-Law and Grandmother. Now I know where your sons got there wonderful smiles from. Takecare… Big hugs to you all. xo

  30. Debbie & Allen Conrad

    John,Heather and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom you are in our thoughts an prayers hold on to all your wonderful memories as they will help get you through the hard times. Gods Blessings

  31. Vicki Rhodenizer

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all, I loved your mother, she was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. Visiting my grandmother will not be the same without her there! I am sorry that I can’t be there tomorrow but you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Vicki

  32. Patti & Dan Hatt

    Cindy, John and Family:

    We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom’s death. She was such a special, happy person and it was always a joy to be around her. You were so fortunate that she was able to live to the age of 93.
    Marie will be missed, but there are wonderful memories of her from years gone by. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Will be in touch, Cindy. Take care.

    Patti and Dan

  33. Bea DeLong

    Cindy, John and Families
    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always a joy to be around. Treasure all the great memories as they are yours to keep. My Sincere Sympathy to you all…..Bea

  34. Teresa L. Smiley

    John, Heather and Boys…..I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Keep your fond memories of her always in your hearts!

    My Sincere Condolences,

  35. Faye & Norman Levy


    So very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing, she was a wonderful caring woman with a beautiful smile. I always enjoyed talking with Marie when I was on my walk. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Faye & Norman

  36. David Whynott & family mersey point

    John and family our thoughts are with you at this sad of the good things you have had is that she lived a long life. i am sure you have many menories.

  37. Judy Dexter

    John, Heather & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a very special lady. I enjoyed our time with her when our choirs would get together. She was always so positive, and always had a smile for everyone.
    Please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time and in our prayers,
    Lloyd & Judy

  38. Helen Lilly

    Please accept my condolences in the loss of your mom,my thoughts and prayers got to you all at this most difficult time.

  39. Wendy ans Fred Wamboldt (nee Anthony)

    Dear Cindy and John:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have so many good memories of your mother. She was very lovely lady. Hang on to
    your memories, for they are yours forever. Wendy and Fred Wamboldt.

  40. Rick & Martha

    John & family
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with you.
    Ricky & Martha

  41. Tina Donovan

    John, Heather, Ryan & Joel

    I am so sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  42. Geraldine Stevens Williams

    To Cindy and Family; My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. She was a very sweet lady and always a joy to be around. May God be with you and comfort your hearts at this sad time.

  43. joyce & byron

    john and family sorry to hear of your mothers passing our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  44. Elizabeth Bamford (Richards)


    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a special lady and so full of life. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  45. Laurie Lethbridge

    On behalf of my mother and myself I would like to offer you our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    “Even though the flame has gone the warmth from it will always be felt.”

  46. Philip & Rose Decker

    Dear John,Cindy and families,

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all. She had a beautiful smile . Our sincere sympathy to you and your families at this difficult time.

    Thinking of you
    Philip & Rose Decker

  47. Rick & Melanie Ellens

    John & Heather

    Very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  48. Susan Estabrooks

    I remember your Mom and ” aunties” visits to Moncton from years ago. They always had such fun. I remember them both giggling up the driveway! Could hear their laughing before catching sight of them! My sympathy to you at this time. May fond memories and faith hold you.

  49. Ruth Anne Zwicker

    Cindy and John,

    I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of both of you and your families at this time. Your mother was such a kind and sweet person. I know she will be missed. Take care. Ruth Anne

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