December 22 2017
With heavy hearts, the family announces the passing of Donald Frederick Simmons which occurred on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born 1930, in Allandale, NB, he was the son of the late Fred and Agnes (Madden) Simmons. Don worked as a Tractor Trailer driver with Moosehead Breweries for 25 years. He loved to read, enjoyed listening to country music and most of all he cherished time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Don was a much loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife Joan (Estey) of 67 years; sons Brian Simmons (Barbara) of Baxter’s Corner, Paul Simmons (Shelley) of Pictou, NS; daughters Debbie Searle of Saint John, Donna McNeill of Fredericton; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
Thank you to the staff of 3C South Orthopedics and Palliative Care for their exceptional care and kindness. And to the many friends and neighbors for their support.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Wednesday, December 27th from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Ann’s Catholic Church (135 Simpson Dr.) on Thursday, December 28th at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Donations in Don’s memory may be made to L’Arche Saint John, The Rocmaura Foundation, or to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.
Charitable donations may be made to:
L’Arche Saint John – New Dawn Community Inc.
623 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John NB E2M 2M3
Contact: Jocelyn Worster
Rocmaura Foundation Inc.
10 Parks St, Saint John NB E2K 4P1
Contact: Sally Cummings
Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation
PO Box 2100, Saint John, NB E2L 4L2,
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