The Lord is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Paula Simpson, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Paula was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on March 08, 1930. She left Yorkton and relocated to Winnipeg where she lived and worked until 1951. From Winnipeg, she moved to Calgary where she roomed with her lifelong friend, Joy Kimbel. In 1955, Paula married Kenneth R. Simpson and they started their life together. Their daughter, Kennan, was born a year later. With a new family, Paula and Ken moved to Edmonton in 1957. During their time in Edmonton, Paula made many new friends and strengthened family connections with the Parker family. In 1971, Paula and Ken were transferred back to Calgary where she was able to be amongst family and friends. After their return, Paula started working at the University of Calgary in 1979 in the Faculty of Continuing Education where she worked until her retirement in 1995. During a busy and fulfilling retirement, Paula concentrated her efforts on various volunteering activities and spending precious time with her only granddaughter, Morrigan Simpson-Marran.
Daughter Kennan (Murray Marran) and granddaughter Morrigan will have Paula’s example of her humour, kindness, and generosity of spirit to carry with them always. Her brother Walter (Ineke Van Tooren) and their children will greatly miss Paula. Nieces Ann (David) Derwent, Jacquie (Harry) Homer-Dixon, Betty (William) Parker, along with their children will remember many happy times with their aunt. Her wonderful friends Alan and Marion Denis, Trudy Armstrong, Koreen Prevost and Fran and Terrence McPhee also share in our sadness. Many other family members and friends know that she reunited with her husband, Ken and other loved ones who have predeceased her. Paula lived life abundantly and we are thankful for every moment that we shared with her.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, September 27, 2007 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Funeral Services will be held at Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington Close N.W.) on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to their choice of charity. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Paula Simpson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences