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SIMPSON, Ute Christel Marlis (nee Duellmann)

February 18, 1964 – April 19, 2013

UTE SIMPSON, beloved wife of Scott Simpson of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the age of 49 years after a valiant fight with Frontal Temporal Dementia (Pick’s Disease).

Ute was fluent in German, English, French and partially Italian with language studies at the Catholic Institute in Paris, the University of Hannover and the University of Heidelberg. She later studied International Business and Foreign Trade at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. She came to Winnipeg for a scholarship at the University of Manitoba to study Business, where she met her husband Scott. She worked in Toronto as an Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Bayer Canada, Polyurethane Division. Later she worked as Marketing Manager for Permalight AG in Germany, with travel throughout the world, setting up trade shows, and writing specialty articles on emergency escape systems. After the children were born, she was a terrific homemaker and volunteered in the children’s schools and at the YMCA in Calgary.

Ute will be greatly missed by her family and friends who loved her deeply for her intelligent, vibrant and caring personality.

Ute is survived by her husband Scott; daughters Julie and Emily; her father Franz; and her sister Karin of Hannover, Germany. She was predeceased by her mother Marlis.

A Memorial Service will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West on Highway #22x past Spruce Meadows) on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to further research to find a cure for Dementia. Cheques should be made payable to the University of Calgary. In Memo section: Cognitive Neuroscience Program in Memory of Ute Simpson. Address: University of Calgary, Fund Development Office, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N1. Special thanks go to the Foothills Hospital, Rockyview Hospital, Father Lacombe Care Home, and especially all the staff at the Sundance Unit, Beverley Midnapore Care Home, who gave so much support and loving care through her tragic illness.

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  1. Fran and Andy Porter :

    To Scott and family: We were so saddened to hear about dear Ute. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile and we will always remember her that way. Blessings to you Scott, Julie and Emily. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by knowing that Ute suffers no more and has found peace.

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  2. Debra MacKinnon :

    Thoughts and prayers to you – Scott, Julie, and Emily. May peace be with you.

    With Caring Regards,
    Debra, Glenn, and Michelle

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  3. Amber & Kevin Den Hoed :

    Scott, Emily & Julie. Kevin Tara and I would like to pass on our condolences at this time of loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Find support in those around you, and in all the good memories you have all shared. The saying is very true– “Gone but not Forgotten”

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  4. Elaine Sissons :

    To Scott, Julie & Emily
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear wife and mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  5. John & Brenda Hudspeth and family :

    Condolences and blessings to you, Scott, Julie, Emily on the sad loss of your wife and mother. Our thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

    Peace…

    John, Brenda, Darren and Claudia (and the three grandkids)

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  6. Victoria and Greg Clarke :

    Our prayers go out to you Scott, Julie, and Emily. We are so sorry for your loss, and our thoughts are with you. God bless.

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  7. Fred Stenhouse :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Scott, Julie and Emily. Ute will always be remembered by us and loved. She has left a loving mark on my life. She was a kind and gentle woman, and she will be home now, with our lord, and will suffer no more. I weep for you all, and also celebrate her life.

    Fred, Sheryl, Kailyn and Carrie.

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  8. Kevin and Erin Mort :

    Our deepest condolences to you, Scott, Julie and Emily. Our prayers are with you. Erin and Kevin Mort.

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  9. Rosemary Howard :

    We are sorry to hear of Ute’s passing but find comfort in knowing that she is now at peace. Our thoughts are with you Scott, Emily and Julie during this very difficult time….Rosemary & Rob

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  10. Alex and Nancy Soutar :

    Scott, Julie, & Emily;
    Sorry to hear of Ute’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  11. Ingrid and Marvin Williams :

    Our deepest sympathies are with you Scott, Julie and Emily.

    Ute has begun her next spiritual journey at peace and she will be watching and guiding from above as all of you begin your next journey.

    She will be FOREVER IN YOUR HEARTS. God bless all of you.

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  12. Grant and Isabel Glessing :

    Our condolance toughts and sorrow wishes are being passed on to you and the girls (“SCOT” ) It is a blessing for eveyone that UTE is in Gods hands now and there will be no more suffering. Will be seeing you at church.
    Grant and Isabel

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  13. Suzanne, Al, Courtney and Kyle :

    Scott, Julie and Emily:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ute was such a beautiful and caring mother, wife and friend. May she now be at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  14. Joyce/Keith Conley :

    Dear Scott Julie and Emily,

    Our condolences to you with the passing of your dear wife and mother Ute. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold you in the palm of His hand, and comfort you.
    Joyce and Keith.

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  15. Debbie Dymianiw :

    Dear Scott, Julie and Emily: My deepest sympathy to all of you! Your mom was a very kind and caring parent in our school. She always smiled at you both when you were learning at Fish Creek. May you have courage, strength and prayers to help you through this difficult time. I am thinking of you all and hoping you know you have many teachers and friends who are thinking of you at this time. Regards, Debbie Dymianiw (Music Teacher FCS)

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  16. Dear Scott, may it be a comfort to know you and the girls are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. What a difficult journey you have all had. Peace be with you.

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  17. kristina thomson :

    Scott
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  18. We are so very sad about Ute’s cruel illness and her untimely passing. She was such a vibrant, creative and dedicated mom. Our thoughts are with you.

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  19. Cecilia Balboa :

    Dear Scott: from God we come, and to Him we return. May you and the girls find comfort in this. Peace be with you!

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