Deborah “Debbie” Lynne Simmons (née Murray) of Tiverton passed away with family by her side at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in her 61st year.
Cherished wife of Ron Simmons.
Loving mother of Tamara Simmons of Tiverton, Shelby (Kristen) Simmons of Port Elgin and the late Wade Simmons.
Dear grandmother of Jaxon.
Beloved daughter of Amelia Murray (née Carruthers) of Clifford.
Missed by her siblings Dianne (Brad) Schieck, Nancy (Gary) Gibson, Helen (Ken Batte) Murray, all of Arthur; and Alphonse (Crystal) Murray of St. Jacobs.
Remembered by her mother-in-law Pat Simmons and in-laws Randy (Patrice) Simmons, Deb Kraft and Richard (Janny) Simmons. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Predeceased by her father John Murray, brother David Murray, father-in-law Roy Simmons and brother-in-law Ken Kraft.
She was strong in spirit with a love of family and friends. Debbie was an avid supporter of the Tiverton and Kincardine communities for over 30 years: Lions Clubs, support groups, minor sports, the fire department, ran the arena. It was all possible through the indomitable will of a remarkable woman.
Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, and from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.
The funeral service in memory of Debbie’s life was held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Tiverton Initiatives Committee (Community Centre Fund), Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice were appreciated as expression of sympathy.
Final resting place: Port Bruce Cemetery.
Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.