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It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of Nelly (Lena) Simmonds, on August 26, 2021.
Lena passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband and son at St. Boniface Hospital, after a valiant battle with cancer, at the age of 70 years.
Lena will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 38 years, Craig; son Robert (Angela); grandson Archie; sisters Maria and Rosanna, as well as numerous other family members and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Venanzio and Mafalda; her daughter Ebony-Rose; and her brother-in-law Jim.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their excellent care throughout Lena's last days, as well as the numerous health care workers who showed her compassion along the way.
A special heartfelt thank you to all of Lena's co-workers at Manitoba Hydro. Your visits and phone calls always put a smile on her face and brightened her days, and truly meant the world to her.
A private viewing and funeral mass will take place at St. Ignatius Parish.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Lena may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. R3E 0V9.
May your beautiful heart never break again.


Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 28, 2021

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • When is it supposed to stop hurting… - Posted by: Robert (Son ) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • Craig, Rosanna and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I never met Lena but she sounds like a very special person who will be missed greatly. You are in my thoughts and prayers - Posted by: Maureen Hamonic (Co worker at MHC) on: Sep 01, 2021

  • Lord Jesus Christ, blessed Robbie, Angela and family who mourn the death if their beloved Mother and with this loss their Lives are incomplete. Fill those empty hearts with pleasant memories, the sound of laughter, warm hugs and happier days. Heal their broken hearts with the soothing balm of your gentle touch. That they might know wholeness and peace within You. Amen - Posted by: Standwise (Cousin) on: Sep 01, 2021

  • I'm sorry about Lena's passing. She exhibited positive personality and had lots of empathy for others. Condolences to her family. - Posted by: Mike Weretyk (co-worker at Manitoba Hydro) on: Aug 31, 2021

  • Sheryl and I were gutted at the news, Lena was a wonderful person and had a real knack for putting people at ease. We're very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: glenn and sheryl (friends) on: Aug 31, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to the family. Lena was a kind person. - Posted by: Cathy Fraser (Co worker) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • Many good memories with Lena, always enjoyed her company. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful heart, we will miss her dearly. - Posted by: Ken & Louise (Coworker and friend) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • Dear Craig and family our deepest condolences for loss. - Posted by: George Patenaude sr (Friend) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Tom Searles (Co- worker MH) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • We offer our heartfelt condolences to Lena's family. May her soul is now at peace. - from Juliana & family - Posted by: Juliana Kullit (Angela's Aunt) on: Aug 30, 2021

  • Deepest condolences for the passing of Mama from Robbie, God's love gives comfort and strength to the family. Joy & Lucia ( Darwin Family) - Posted by: JOY SMILEWISE (FAMILY ) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • We feel the deepest loss to Robbie, Angela and Archie on the passing of Mama from Robbie, All the love that has been given by Lena Simmonds will last forever in your life, Lord Jesus bless you all - Posted by: Erwin Christian (Jakarta) (Angela's cousin) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • Dear Craig, Rob, Rosanna and family: My deepest sympathy to you all and your families in the loss off your wife/Mom/sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you🙏❤️ Sincerely, Patty Johnson - Posted by: Patty Johnson (Co-workers at MHC) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Lena's passing, my condolences to her family. - Posted by: Neil Effler (Co-Worker at MH) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • My condolences to all the family, Craig, Robbie and his family and Roseanna and Marie her sisters. Met up with Lena a few times and she was such a nice happy woman. She will now be with her Ebony. Rest In peace Lena you will be missed by so many. Gloria Nagy - Posted by: Gloria Nagy (friend) on: Aug 28, 2021

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