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SIMPSON, Katherine (Kathy) (nee Stevens)

March 29, 1933 – Suffield, Alberta
December 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

The family of Kathy Simpson is saddened to announce her passing on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Kathy was born on a farm near Suffield, AB on March 29, 1933. Much of her youth was spent in Redcliff, AB. She met Tom at a post office while working in Tilley, AB. They were married on May 26, 1952 and operated a sheep ranch in the community. Throughout her life Kathy was dedicated to her family and friends and was greatly involved with her community. She was known for her quick wit and talents for serving delicious farm fresh meals to all who visited the farm. In their retirement years Kathy and Tom moved to Medicine Hat and enjoyed vacationing numerous times in Hawaii and Europe.

She is lovingly remembered by her three children, Bruce (Gail), Bob (Peggy) and Sheila (Jeff) Dobson; her grandchildren Jenna Simpson (Kam Gill), Jilliann (Justin) Froese, Cole, Chelsey Simpson (Brennan Kichula), Courtney Simpson Brooke (Pedro Allison), Leanne (Jean Christophe) Jenson, Laura Scott (Dylan Ratt), Megan (Simo) Zarkovic, Russ (Tara) Dobson; and three great-grandchildren, Isaac MacDonald, Drake and Natalya Jenson.

Kathy was predeceased by her husband of fifty-seven years, Tom Simpson on May 19, 2010, as well as her father Edward, mother Agnes and six siblings.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home in the Hospitality Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Katherine Simpson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Frank and Miranda Buday, Bob and Maureen Buday

    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We remember your mom as a very kind and caring person.
    God bless you all!

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  2. So sorry to hear of your mother’s death.
    May the memories of her help you through this time.

    Aunt Phyllis

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  3. Randy and Robbie Fairhurst

    We are sorry for the loss of you mother I remember how much fun I had visiting you guys at the farm and enjoying your mom’s meals and the conversations I had with your dad Robbie and I send our condolences and are sorry we could not be there. 6 Randy and Robbie.

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  4. We are sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring your comfort.
    Michael & Janet Dovichak & family

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  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family on the passing of your mom and grandma. Kathy and Tom were such wonderful neighbors in Tilley. We had many good meals and fun together. We were always’ table number one ‘at socials in Tilley hall and enjoyed dancing together. We hadn’t visited for a long time but good memories are still there.
    Sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral service because of health problems but you all are in my prayers. Love Betty Hollinda

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