SIMARD, Germaine Ferdinande: 86 of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Bluewater Health of complications from a fall she suffered a week ago. Loving daughter of Emile Richer and Florida Lafontaine of Sudbury, ON. Married for 58 years to the late Maurice Joseph Simard whom she will now be joining again for the eternal waltz. Loving mother to Marc Maurice Simard and his wife Cheryl L. Miller-Simard. Cherished grandmother to beautiful granddaughters: Brittany Marie Simard and Brianna Justine Simard who were both her pride and joy. Dear sister to the late Dora Folts, the late Irene Serre, the late Alcide Richer, the late Edna Spooner, Rita Giroux-Willan and the late Gerard Richer.
The eternal optimist always willing to share and give without question. She had a joie de vivre which always came through in her friendly smile. In a note left as part of her final requests, she wrote the following words, which will always be cherished: Although you are not flesh of my flesh but still miraculously my own. You didn’t grow under my heart but in it. You and your family have made us so proud. All my love forever, MOM.A sincere, heartfelt thank you to Landmark Village and the staff at Bluewater Health for their compassion and care of mom.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at St. Thomas D’Aquin, 895 Champlain Rd., Sarnia. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family (cheques only at the funeral home). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca