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.Print This Obituary & Condolences