Marie passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in her 94th year, at Chartwell Elmira Long Term Care Residence.
Beloved wife of the late Lorne Weppler (February 4, 2019), the love of her life for 68 years.
Loving mother of Susan (Harold Kenyon), Anne Weppler-Lowe, Margaret (Basil Zafiriou), Roger Weppler and Richard Weppler. Grandma to Laura (Jeremy Holmes), Andrew Lowe, Stamatia Zafiriou, John Zafiriou, Arete Zafiriou, Elizabeth Kenyon and Matthew Kenyon. Great-grandma to Colton and Charlotte Holmes. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. J.R. “Jack” and Connie (Davis) Simmons, her aunt Madeline LeDrew, daughter-in-law Marie ‘Ernie’ Weppler, and Winston Rampersad.
Marie was born in Belleville on June 16, 1925. Marie’s father was the village doctor in Frankford, ON. She moved to Elmira in 1929, where she resided most of her life. Marie graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She worked at Homewood in Guelph for one year before her marriage to Lorne in 1950. She then worked at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital (Cambridge) until the birth of her first child in 1952. She later worked at (K-W Hospital) Grand River in Scott Pavilion from 1969 to 1978. In 1987 she retired from Elmira District Community Living (Reid Woods).
Interment has taken place. A memorial celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira, with a reception to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.
Many thanks to the staff at Chartwell for their compassionate care over the last six years.
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation
911 Queen's Boulevard
Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2M 1B2
Telephone: (519) 744-3311 supportstmarys.ca
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