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Born: Aug 06, 1921

Date of Passing: Feb 05, 2021

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August 6, 1921 - February 5, 2021

Pauline passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021 at Concordia Place Personal Care Home.
She was born August 6, 1921 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan to Ethel and Harvie Johnston. She attended elementary school in Saltcoats and high school in Virden, Manitoba. She moved to Winnipeg after high school where she went to Dominion Business College. She was employed for nine years by the Department of National Revenue (Income Tax).
Pauline met Albert (Al) Simpson at Knox United Church Young People's group and they married in 1950. They raised six children, Pam (Bill) Lucenkiw, Gale Simpson (Larry Chartrand), Grant (Emily) Simpson, Paul (Karen) Simpson, Gwen (Grant) Armbruster, Elaine Simpson (Eric Lally); and nine grandchildren, Cory Simpson, Michael, Holly and Ryan Lucenkiw, Tyler and Nicholas Simpson, Scott Armbruster, Ashley and Jennifer Henry; and two great-grandchildren, Josiah and David.
Pauline was predeceased by parents, Ethel and Harvie Johnston; husband Albert Simpson; brother Murray; and son Grant Simpson.
Pauline assisted Al in running the family business, Winnipeg Typewriters Ltd., retiring at 71 when the business was sold.
A love of animals was present throughout her life. There were always pets in the Simpson household, a love that extended to next generations. She delighted in watching birds and referring to her bird books.
Pauline had a great sense of humour and we all laughed a lot when she was around. She hosted Sunday family dinners for as long as she was able. Her desserts were plentiful, and our friends even dropped by for cookies or cake. Dinners were followed by board games.
She was part of the United Church community beginning in Saltcoats, Virden, Norwood and latterly at St Mary's Road United Church.
She was an active member of the Manitoba Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (MACLD) and the Canadian Office Machine Dealers Association (COMDA).
Pauline enjoyed people and had close friends, some going back to her school years. She enjoyed her Norwood neighbours. She and Al travelled, and especially loved winter vacations in Jamaica. After retirement she bowled, took French lessons and did aquafit. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Pauline and Al came into our lives during vacations in Jamaica, where we forged a friendship that has continued ever since. After Al's death, we visited Pauline in Winnipeg for her 80th birthday celebration, where we met family members we'd heard so much about over the years. Pauline and daughter Gale visited us in Stoddard, New Hampshire, where we were able to acquaint them with our surroundings. We kept in contact until the end of Pauline's long life. We are ever grateful for the joyful memories of our friendship, and wish their descendants long and happy lives. - Posted by: Charles and Patricia Clark (Friends) on: Feb 14, 2021

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