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DOROTHY APRIL SIMONSON
Date of Passing: May 31, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
DOROTHY APRIL SIMONSON
Dorothy will be remembered by her daughter Bev Schofield, son-in-law Terry and grandson Kyle; her brothers, Ted (Joy) and Carl (Edie), and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Torger and Martha Simonson, son Wesley Hannah, "he always had a special place near to her heart, she lost him far too soon"; spouse Ken Belbin, her brothers and sisters: Viola, Gord, Astrid, Gary, Doug and Lloyd.
Dorothy loved her country music, baseball, hockey and all sports. Mom kept track of everyone's birthdays and special occasions. Mom was very meticulous about her yard and house in Grosse Isle. It was her pride and joy, always tending to her gardens and lawn. Coffee was always on at Mom's house for anyone that wanted to stop by and visit. She will be greatly missed by so many friends, family and neighbours.
Mom spent most of her time in Teulon Hospital and Rosewood Lodge in the last year. Special thanks to everyone that provided such loving care to her. Also, Mallory the song you wrote Mom when she left Teulon had us all in tears. Thank you so much. It meant so much to her. Thank you, Doctor Hicks, for always putting a smile on Mom's face.
In the last three weeks we have face timed, speaker called, window visited and relayed messages on how much she is loved. Yuli and Lina played their violins outside Mom's window. It was so special to her. Mom's last wish a year ago was to say goodbye to friends and family. I think we have. Thank you so much everyone who sat inside or outside Mom's window at such a difficult time.
"In the last three weeks I have got to spend a lot of time with Mom holding her hand. I am so grateful to have spent so much time with her. Love you Mom. Rest in Peace, love you always." Bev
A special message from Kyle - "With Grandma's health issues starting during the Pandemic that added so many extra challenges. She was such a strong woman and knows how much her family and friends love her. While I was away for 14 weeks in Kingston, I talked to her every weekend over the phone to tell her about my training as she always wanted to know what I was learning and I was really happy to make her proud. My last time going to visit her she was not doing well. I wasn't able to visit in the same room as her for way too long and for it to be under these circumstances made it hard. I held her hand and sat with her. At first, she was confused for the first hour and seeing her in this state was heart breaking.
What I am grateful for is after one of the times after I told her I loved her she became alert and responsive and we were able to talk for awhile and this last conversation I'll hold in my heart forever. Goodbye Grandma, I love you and I miss you."
A small family interment will take place at Woodlands Cemetery and also Hillside Cemetery in Portage la Prairie. A celebration of Dorothy's life will take place when Covid restrictions are lifted and gatherings are permitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Rosewood Lodge Personal Care Home in Memory of Dorothy Simonson, 513 - 1st Avenue N., Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0 or Coffeehouse to end cancer at CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, http://support.cancercarefdn.mb.ca/goto/Coffeehouse2021
Follow the links, donate now in memory of Dorothy Simonson.
MacKenzie Funeral Home
204 467 2525
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 05, 2021
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