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Born: Jan 08, 1928

Date of Passing: Jul 27, 2021

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1928 - 2021

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Simon Ateah, passed away peacefully in his 93rd year, at Red River Place Care Home in Selkirk, MB.
Simon was predeceased by his partner Maxine Whitwell; parents, Albert and Isabel; sisters, Isabel and Ester; and brothers, Aman, Peter, Willard, Philip and Joe. He is survived by his brother Tom as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Simon was born January 8, 1928 and lived his life in Balsam Bay, MB. He held many jobs including work as a wood cutter, bartender, and lastly he worked for Grand Beach Provincial Park as a greenskeeper. Simon was fortunate to have many supportive friends and he enjoyed hosting them for various sporting events including the Super Bowl. He loved listening to country music and was an avid horseshoe player attending many tournaments in the area. Simon was a lover of nature and appreciated the sounds of wildlife during his numerous walks around his small country home tucked away in the woods. His unique sense of humour and sometimes colourful language was usually met with good nature and understanding of Simon's strong will but soft demeanor and warm heart.
His last years were spent at Red River Place where he had a comfortable room overlooking the river. He always enjoyed visiting the outdoor garden in the courtyard. The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the numerous staff members for the warm and passionate care he received at the care home.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Balsam Bay Cemetery on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Judy Whitmore officiating.

Family and friends are invited to leave
a personal message of condolence at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Aug 7, 2021


Peacefully, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Red River Place Personal Care Home in Selkirk, Manitoba, Simon Ateah, aged 93 years, a lifelong resident of Beaconia, Manitoba, passed away.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date.
Condolences can be left on his tribute wall at
Full obituary to follow.

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Jul 31, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021, Aug 07, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • As a child we stopped in to see Uncle Simon every weekend. Dad (Bobby Thomas) and Simon always had lots to talk about, mostly horse shoes. He was always so nice to us kids as were his brothers. He will be missed. But I’m sure him and Dad are throwing a few ringers up in heaven. Condolences to the family ❤️ - Posted by: Deborah (Thomas) Bear-Schmuland (Friend ) on: Aug 13, 2021

  • Sounds like Simon was a really good guy and fun to be around. Having reached the age of 93 years, and now well into his 94th year, and being a lover of nature, that's a long life well lived. Condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Simon Ateah. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Bradley Pisiak (sender of condolences) on: Aug 07, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of Simon. Rest in peace old friend. - Posted by: William Carlisle (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • Simon was well liked and appreciated by many including friends from Pine Falls. Rest In Peace Simon - Posted by: Kelly Sharpe (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

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