James Douglas Haig Simmonds (August 13, 1917 – June 28, 2016) – Passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Health Science Centre in his 99th year. Predeceased by his parents, William and Lilly Simmonds; his brother, Bill (sisters-in-law Marjorie Moore and Lillian Gulliford), sister Ruth (brothers-in-law Charles Pearcey and Bill Hillyard); his mother and father-in-law, Kenneth and Minnie Gillingham; brothers-in-law Jack (Della), Fred (Anne), Gerald, and Roy (Mildred) Gillingham, and sister-in-law Margaret Woolridge. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his beloved wife of 69 years Joan (Gillingham); his children: Peter (Barbara), Pamela Hayward (John), Paul, and Karen Collins (John); grandchildren: Adam (Heather), Matthew (Lee Ann), David (Gillian), and Sara Simmonds; Michael Hayward (Lora Abbott), Deborah (Hayward) Chaulk (Zak), Gerald (Shelly), Kenneth, and Jonathan (Nicole) Collins; 10 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ern Woolridge; sister-in-law Florence Gillingham, and many nieces and nephews. At his request Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Monday, July 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held in the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin Church on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. with inurnment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Janeway Children’s Hospital or Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
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Inurnment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road