born January 26, 1937 died peacefully at home on Friday, April 3, 2020 in her 84th year. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Mary was dedicated to her faith in the Lord which was evident in her life with everyone. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour in 1972. She lived her life loving her family, friends and was dedicated to God. She read her Bible faithfully and believed in God’s promises, knowing her soul is with Christ. She fully believed that God’s goodness and faithfulness sustained her throughout her life. Psalm 36:5 Her fervent love for Jesus inspired her life and her love for others in simplicity and humility to share His love with others. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8. She never gave up on sharing her faith with everyone she possibly could. John 3:16. She enjoyed quilting with her “girls,” reading, gardening, cooking and loved to be with her family. Devoted and caring wife of husband John Simpson of Clifford for 45 years. Mother of Sharon Walter (Ken) of Hanover, Randy Schnurr (Rachelle) of Arthur and Karen Moore (Ross) of Goderich; grandmother of nine grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Proverbs 31. Mary is survived by two brothers, Bill Goetz (Pat), George Goetz (Rita); five sisters, Ann Fischer (Jerry), Marg Weber, Isabel Stroeder (Nick), Marlene Harkness (Gary) and Barb Dahms (Gary); sister-in-law Nancy Schmidt (Earl) and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Albert and Verena Goetz; sisters, Dolores Cronin (Ed) and Joan Borho; brother David Goetz: brothers-in-law Tom Weber and Ross Harrison and grandson Derrick Walter. Mary has requested an intimate funeral with her family in keeping with her private nature and due to the current protocols for COVID-19, her immediate family will attend a small celebration of her life. We would like to thank the staff at Care Partners and Cameron Funeral staff for the care they gave our Mom and our family during this time. Also, thanks to family and friends for their support and prayers to Mom and our family during this time. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Walkerton Pentecostal Assembly for Youth or Missions or to WES For Youth Online through Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton.
If ever there was a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.