SIMPSON, Julia Rose (aged 6), known to many simply as “Jules”, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of parents, Katie and Dave Simpson, in the PICU of McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, late in the evening of Friday 9th February, 2018 whilst following her very familiar bedtime routine of a bath and watching her favorite movie, Frozen, all snuggled up with her much loved soft toys.
In her all-too-brief life she brought us all great joy and was greatly treasured by everyone privileged enough to know her. Like a visiting angel with grace and love she came into all our lives, and as true sisters, she will guide and watch over her little sister, Evie, as Evie has for her. As Evie frequently says, we all just want her back.
Julia was the much anticipated and welcomed first grandchild of Gramma and Grampa Diane and Barry Simpson of Port Colborne, and Nanny and Poppy Annette and Peter Gurren of Tamworth, Australia.
She was greatly loved and cherished by her uncles, aunts and cousins, Dan, Kenny and Lynn Simpson and their children Jacob, Liam and Rosalie, Anne and Trev Snyder, Great Aunt Bev, and her Aussie aunt Angela and her little baby Chris, along with her extended families in Canada and Australia.
Though her little life was restricted, she reached out and touched the lives of many with grace and innocence. And she received lots of love and personal care, firstly from her devoted therapists and team at the Niagara Children’s Centre and the care team at Port Colborne Regional Daycare.
In her last year, she was so fortunate to enter the wider and beautiful community of St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School, Port Colborne, where she absolutely thrived on the obvious love, care and attention of her lovely, generous schoolmates, EA’s and teachers.
At the end, she could never have received more thoughtful, personal and tender care than from the wonderful, outstanding team at the PICU, to whom we are forever grateful.
Julia laughed and smiled and cuddled her way through her short but meaningful life, against all the odds. Her appreciation of the small and simple things in life, of touch and the warmth and closeness of family and friends is inspirational to us all. She was easy to love, and simply radiated love, so it seems only fitting that visitation will be held on her parents wedding anniversary on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME 135 Clarence Street, Port Colborne from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Davidson Chapel. Interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. For those who may wish to donate please consider, Tender Wishes Foundation, who made possible a most wonderfully cherished family trip to Disney World or the Niagara Children’s Centre.