First Memorial Funeral Services

1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC


Mary Eileen Simpson

December 28, 1934April 8, 2020

SIMPSON, MARY EILEEN Born December 28th, 1934 Mary Eileen Simpson passed away suddenly on April 8th, 2020 at Westwood Retirement Resort. Throughout her 85 years she valued family above all else leaving behind memories that will carry on her legacy for generations to come. Our dear mom can be remembered by her giving spirit and her rye (wry) wit. Mom was an active member of Eastern Star for over 50 years. She always opened her home and extended her heart to friends & family over the years. Mom can also be remembered for giving back to the community in many capacities; organizing the Big Bike Ride & Door to Door Canvassing for Cancer, Heart and Stroke Door to Door Canvassing, Volunteering for the Woman’s Shelter and making Cancer Dressings with the Eastern Star Ladies. More recently she can be remembered by her many walks in West Kelowna with her dear dog Charlie riding along in her basket. She also enjoyed her extended family at Westwood Retirement Residence. She had her days filled with playing cards, Mahjong, weekly bingo, coffee meetings in the Country Kitchen and she enjoyed a good puzzle. She is predeceased by her husband George of 52 years, sister Peggy, brother Bill and her beloved dog Charlie. She is survived by her loving family. Children, Brian (Jeanette) Simpson of Leduc, AB; Kathi (Gary) Eaton of Surrey, BC, Lynn Simpson of Kelowna, BC, Gayle (Darren) Voyer of Kelowna, BC; Grandchildren, Travis (Kelsey), Courtney (Adrian), Tyson (Ashley), Brent, Mackenzie, William, Sydney, Maddison and Hannah. Great-grandchildren, Braxton, Riley and Kaiden. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family. We would like to extend our special thanks to her Westwood Retirement Family including her friends and the cherished staff for their loving care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or by Donating Blood at a Donor Center near you (blood.ca) There will be no service due to COVID-19 however, we will announce a Celebration of Life at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com


  • Brian Simpson (Jeanette), Son
  • Kathi Eaton (Gary), Daughter
  • Lynn Simpson, Daughter
  • Gayle Voyer (Darren), Daughter
  • Travis Simpson, Grandchild
  • Tyson Simpson, Grandchild
  • Courtney Eaton, Grandchild
  • Brent Eaton, Grandchild
  • Maddison Eaton, Grandchild
  • MacKenzie Corry, Grandchild
  • William Corry, Grandchild
  • Sydney Voyer, Grandchild
  • Hannah Voyer, Grandchild
  • Braxton Simpson, Great Grandchild
  • Riley Simpson, Great Grandchild
  • Kaiden Simpson, Great Grandchild

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  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, August 2, 2020


Mary Eileen Simpson

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Margot Bauder

May 14, 2020

Your mother was one of my Eastern Star sisters. She was always gracious, and helpful to the new members of the Chapter. Your father was also a Lodge brother of my husband. I am sorry to read of their passing. Very fond memories of them both while we lived in Kelowna.


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