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Maria (Mary) Simon Tribute Fund

MARIA (MARY) SIMON 1925-2007 The family of MARY ELIZABETH SIMON is deeply saddened to announce the passing of their dear and beloved mother and grandmother on Monday July 9, 2007 at the age of 81. She passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital with her loved ones by her side. She leaves behind her only daughter Mary Wademan and her three grandchildren Corrine (Kevin) Ronan, Craig (Elizabeth) Wademan and Richard Wademan. Mary was predeceased by her late husband Andy Simon in 1985. Mary was born on November 23, 1925 in Polgardi, Hungary where she was raised. She met the love of her life Andy in Germany at the end of World War II, and the two were married on January 11, 1945. Mary and her late husband Andy, along with their daughter Mary, arrived in Canada on June 4, 1951 from Germany. They quickly made Lethbridge their home. Mary and Andy were longtime and founding members of the Hungarian Canadian Old Timers Society of Lethbridge to which Mary over the years continued to volunteer countless hours of her time cooking and baking for the many events at the club. Mary will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, her generosity, love of family and friends, and for her special talents of cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and gardening. She also loved reading and volunteering, and was an active member of the Bethlen Presbyterian Church. Mary will be dearly and sadly missed by her family, whom she loved so much, and by her many close and longtime friends. The family would also like to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors in the ICU at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital for the special care, compassion and attention they gave Mary in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the “Mary Simon Caring Hearts Tribute Fund”, Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 St South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. To extend a personal message to the family or donate online, please visit Also memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9.

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