Forever In Our Hearts
Simmonds, Mark Evan
Suddenly with his family at his side on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Welland Hospital, 69 years of age. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Ford) for 35 years. Very proud and loving father of Jannette (Greg) Chambers, Rebecca (Nathan) Sherwood, Jason (Teresa) Simmonds, Patrick (Jessica) Simmonds, Christopher Simmonds, Katie (Shane) McPherson. Adoring Grandad of Nicholas, Jacob, Madeline, Joshua, Mark, Addison, Aubrey, Jameson and Calvin. Loving brother of Ronald (Janice) Simmonds and Owen (Leslie) Simmonds. Dear brother-in-law of Mike (Mary) Ford, Margaret (Peter) Coughlin, Fred Ford, Loretto (the late Jim) Woods, Denis (Silvana) Ford, Kevin (Ann) Ford and Danny (Maureen) Ford. Will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Nancy Simmonds (1982), his parents Harry and Micky Simmonds and his in-laws Ed and Eleanor Ford. Mark spent 33 years as a proud electrician at General Motors. He was a volunteer Firefighter with the Fenwick Association for 23 years. Mark and Mary fostered over 100 children in the last 18 years. Mark was happiest being among family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at Pleasantview Funeral Home, 2000 Merrittville Hwy., Thorold on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. with interment at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Summer Smiles-FACS Niagara. Please share your condolences, memories and photos at www.pleasantviewcemetery.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Mark Evans Simmonds 2019..