With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John Peter Simoens. He passed away peacefully at 81 years of age on May 13, 2020 at the Notre Dame Foyer.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 55 years, Agnes (nee Devos); his children, Kathleen (Darryl), Teena (Mark), Kelly (Tammy) and Vallene (Patrick) and son-in-law Andre; his grandchildren, Anthony (Catherine), Devin (Alicia), Tavis (Kamilla), Matthew (Natacha), Amber, Joshua, Mitchell, Sadie, Dallas, Haley, Skylar, Samantha, Emily, James, Ethan, Grady, Blake and Chloe; great-grandchildren, Carson, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Henry, Brooklyn, and Brinlee. John also leaves to mourn his sisters and in-laws, Alida Verstraeten, Diane (Vic) Labossiere, Eleanor (Reynold) Bourdeaud’hui, Mary-Jane Bogaert, Roland (Pamela) Devos, Lillian (Gary) Rummery and Denis (Debra) Devos.
John was predeceased by his daughter Lori; his parents, Leon and Catherine; sister Margaret; parents-in-law Edward and Germaine; brothers-in-law Albert Verstraeten, Ed Wytinck, Marcel Bogaert and Louis Devos; sister-in-law Lorette Devos; nephew Tommy Labossiere and great-nephew Orry Godard.
John was born on March 18, 1939 on the family farm near Bruxelles, Manitoba. John grew up in a very close-knit family. He carried those strong family values into his own home and was a very special dad and husband. John always appreciated the simple things in life: he enjoyed playing music with Agnes, spending time with his children, quadding around his farm, playing cards, and visiting around the kitchen table. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a very special place in his heart.
A Private Funeral Services will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Bruxelles Parish Cemetery Funeral services will be webcast for family and friends.
We are sad to see you go, but we know you will be happy to be with Lori again.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to CNIB. Call 1-800-563-2642 or visit cnib.ca/donate.
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. For more information and condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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