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Simpson JoanSIMPSON, Joan Irene  - January 4, 1932 - November 18, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, aunt, and grandmother, Joan Simpson.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Ernest Simpson and survived by her sons, Jeff (Tamara) and David (Margarida), and grandchildren, James, Andrew, and Daniela.

Joan was an early student at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and then went on to the University of Manitoba, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

It was during her time in Winnipeg she met her husband-to-be, Ernie, and their mutual love affair of art and architecture was born.

Their home in Don Mills (Toronto) was the hub of our family life for 60 years.

She loved us all unconditionally (often not easy!) and was always there for us. Her compassion, empathy, and sense of social justice shone on through her grandchildren, who she adored and doted on so much.

She will be remembered by the many, many friends she had over the years.

Joan was truly blessed to have had so many wonderful relationships in her life. Some lifelong, some more recent, she cherished them all and was cherished back.

My mom had an artist's soul and a mother's heart. She will be dearly missed.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, we will celebrate Joan's life when we are able to mix freely and safely.