SIMMONDS – Patricia E., 75, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital on Saturday, April 11, 2020.
Born in Liverpool, Patricia was a daughter of the late Cameron and Evangeline (Francis) Simms.
Patricia’s first job was at Chandlers’ Funeral Home assisting with hair and makeup. She worked as a clerk at Danny Seaman’s Store before moving to Montreal where she did clerical work for an insurance company where she met her husband, John, as well as a collection agency. She then moved to Toronto where she worked at an engineering firm and The Bay in the accounting department. In recent years, as her health began to fail, she moved back to Liverpool to be closer to family and friends. Nothing delighted her more than in typical Nova Scotia fashion talking to friends, telling stories and reminiscing about the past. For fifteen winters, she and her husband John would travel throughout North America visiting casinos in a motorhome and exploring new places having many adventures. She was an avid canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Patricia is survived by her husband John, her daughter Heather of Toronto and her son Steven (Lauren Ditta) of Oshawa, ON. Her sisters Dorothy Frotten of Montreal ,PQ and Evangeline (Johnny) Chaisson of London, ON. Her sister in law Nicky Whittaker of Hamilton, ON.
Besides her parents, Patricia was predeceased by her sisters Beatrice Brozavic and Margaret White; her brothers Donald, Eldridge, Churchill and Art as well as 4 siblings in infancy.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. There will be no service at this time. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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John, Heather , Stephen:
So sorry for your loss. Yesterday I also loss my friend since grade 2. We all have great memories of Pat which will
be in our hearts forever. The three of you have been in my thoughts for the past week. Love Linda
So sorry to hear this news John.
Our hearts are with you at this difficult time.
Leslie and Joe Ditta
John, I’m so sorry for your loss. If there is one true definition of wedding vows, you sir was the living proof…. you went above and beyond for pat, she was so very lucky to have you, as you was her.
Your dedication and love, was inspirational and I know how much pat loved you, I loved listening to her tell tales of all the adventures you had, especially in your RV & your commutes to work daily. We shared a laugh or two at some of those memories!
You, her children and your fur baby was her world. May you all accept my condolences, at this very sad time. Take comfort in the fact she is now pain free, and with you each step of the way.
To Pat’s family…I wish to offer my most sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Peace to you all
To all of the Family i am sincerely thinking of you all at this sad time .R.I.P. Pat .You will be terrible missed by all who knew you , Tish
John, Heather and Stephen
So sorry to hear about Pat. She was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold. She had the best sense of humour and was a awesome storyteller! I loved listening to her tell stories.
Angela, Andrew, Emily and Kyle Dixon
John and family so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We will miss her dearly. We loved her like family. Love, Roger and Erma.
John and family we are sorry to hear of Patricia’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Terry & Carol Whynott
John, Heather , Stephen, so sorry for your loss
Dear John and family
I was so sad to hear about Pat’s passing. She was a wonderful person who had a great sense of humor and loved to have a good conversation. I am so glad I got up to see her a few weeks ago. We had such a nice visit and a great chat that day. I will miss her and the comments and messages she left on my facebook. Sending my sincere condolences to you and to all of the family at this very sad time.
Wanda and Larry Thorbourne
John and Family
Sorry for your loss. Our Condolence
John and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay well and strong.
Peggyand Richard Hatt
Dear John ,Heather and Stephen .Richard and I want to express out heartfelt sympathies We are so saddened that you lost your dear wife and Mother .Rest easy in knowing Pat was so loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her .She fought a long courageous battle .Sincerely Peggy and Richard
Kathy and Randy
John sorry to hear of Pat’s passing,our thought’s and prayers are with you Kathy and Randy
Hi John. Kim and I express our heartfelt sincere condolences on the loss of you wife Patricia. If I can be of any assistance in any way please let me know. Kind regards. Sandy and Kim Nicholson.
So sorry to hear of Pat”s passing We were great friends in our school years
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. I enjoyed being there for her. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. RIP honey.
So sorry to hear that Pat’s has passed away. I know she had many challenges. Am thinking of all her family, at this very sad time.
Doug and Sylvia Zwicker
To Pat’s family,
Very sorry to read of Pat’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
So sorry for your loss.
Sally and Patty Whynot
John, Heather and Stephen:
So sorry for your loss. Pat and I always enjoyed each others company. We never seemed at a lose for conversation especially when it came to sports. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
David and Bonnie Hatt
John and family.Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.She had a great sense of humour and was always up for a good conservation.
Ken & COlleen Locke
Dear John Heather Steve,Laura & Max: our World became a far better place the day Pat came into our lives.
Pat,you John & then Max entered our lives here in a little Retirement Community..Wilmot Creek.
Then the fun began…Pat & I sat together for hours….never was there a moment of gossip…just stories of each of our lives & the laughter..oh the laughs we had..just at nothings! When you moved back to Liverpool I lost a jewel…however, as the months went by & our emails became more frequent I realized “this was home for Pat”.
Then joy was given to me…Pat is home…& now, even though I grieve & miss my Patricia I know she’s home.
Resting in the arms of our Lord. Never will there ever be another Pat..I will love you forever. But…remember this Pat…our laughs will continue…count on it!
So sorry for the loss of Pat,she was much loved,and will be missed
Susan M MacLeod
John,Heather and Steven and of course ,Max…We are so sorry that Pat is gone. She was a true friend to all. Murray and I really enjoyed our visits with you and Pat. She always had a bright smile when friends dropped by to see how she was doing. Also to check on you John, who showed so much love for Pat when she was having her health problems. You are a Saint.
We will miss her “facial expression” when we were sharing stories, she did not have to say a word, the looks were good enough . We will truly miss her.
Sincerely, Susan and Murray.
Linda and Peter Shepherd
John, Peter and I are saddened to hear that Pat has passed away. We know that she put up a valiant fight with her health and has certainly had her share of issues to deal with. She adored being among her family and friends in Liverpool. Take comfort in the fact that you initiated the move, John, and saw to it that she returned home for her final days. Our thoughts are with you and the family and we hope that time and fond memories will help to mend your broken hearts. Her sparkle in her eyes and wonderful sense of humour lingers in my heart.
Camilla Elaine Hage
Sorry to hear of Pat,s passing. My fondest childhood memory was when Pat and my sister Lauria took me to Halifax shopping. I was only 5 and my first trip to the city. I always enjoyed visiting with Pat,s parents. Camy (Cross) Hage
John, Heather and Steven
We were sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. We have fond memories of the fun and good times we had together. She was one Classy Lady and will be missed.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Jim and Karen Brock
Wayne and Pam Westhaver
John and family i am so sorry to here this our prays are with you
Dear John: so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. My thoughts and well wishes are with you at this sad time. God Bless.
Dear John Heather and Steven.
My deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. I remember the good times we had with you and Pat. All of you will hold dear the memories and good times you had together
Love Sandra & Don
May she rest in peace
John, I have just heard from Sandra about the passing of Pat. It has been many years since we have been together in Toronto, but we did have some good parties. Please accept my condolences to Heather and Stephen also. I hope to see you whenever you get to Toronto.
So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing,will miss her stories,always brought a smile.R.IP. L&M
Brian and I were very sorry to hear your sad news, we send sincere condolences to All the family.
It is 20 yrs since we were last together, that was in Toronto, at your apartment overlooking Lake Ontario, but we have many happy memories and photos of the fun times we shared.
Thinking of you
Love to all
June and Brian
Bob, Charlotte and Peggy Kelley
So sorry John for your loss. Pat was a dear friend and will be deeply missed. May your wonderful memories help you get through the difficult days ahead.
John, very sorry for your loss. Stay well during these very challenging times now made so brutally personal. We have fond memories of you and Pat on our visits to Montreal to visit Uncle Mel and Aunt (Tante to us) Dot. Anne & Bob Frotten (son of Paul & Marceline)
Jack and Andrea Fancy
So sorry to hear about your wife John. Pat will be greatly missed.