SIMPSON (Allan) - Dorothy Madeline Born in Montreal Dec 31st 1918. Passed on in the Comox Valley October 21st 2013 aged 94. Mom's lengthy journey ended peacefully on Monday at Glacier View Lodge with family and caregivers by her side. She had resided at Glacier View Lodge for the past eight years where she received excellent and compassionate care. Mom was predeceased by her first husband and father of her children John (Jack) Allan, and her second husband, Derby Simpson and her eldest son, John Allan Jr. She is survived by her children, David, Glenn (Madeline), Bruce (Frances), Lorraine Boszormeny (George), Mark (Valerie), Keith (Jennifer) and fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Also two step-children Karen Simpson and Kent Simpson (Cathy). She will be sadly missed and well-remembered by her family and many friends. Growing up as an orphan in Montreal, she married Jack on September 27th 1941 and created a home and family in Ste Anne de Bellvue, Quebec. While working part time and raising a large family, she found time to join the Catholic Women's league and the International Daughters of the Empire. She enjoyed swimming, bowling, golf, gardening and socializing; she hosted some of the finest and most successful Tupperware parties on the west island of Montreal. On retirement, she and her husband Jack moved out to Surrey to join some of the family where they made many new friends. Ten years after Jack passed away Mom married Derby Simpson and they moved to Chase, where they spent happy summers on the lake and visits to Reno in the winter with Derby's brother Jack and his wife Barb. Later they moved to the Seniors Village in Kamloops where Derby passed away and Dorothy moved to Vancouver Island to be near four of her sons. She moved to Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay and the family would like to express gratitude and deep appreciation to all the people at the Lodge for their excellent and loving care which helped to make Dottie's last years happy. A funeral service will be held at Christ the King Church, 1599 Tunner Drive in Courtenay on Monday, November 4th at 11:00am. A reception will be held afterwards at the home of Bruce and Frances 3761 Hilton Road, Courtenay. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
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Published in Comox Valley Echo from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2013