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AnnaMae Simard



AnnaMae Simard

A memorial mass for Anna Mae Simard will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Goldendale. Beloved wife, mother, and nurse, AnnaMae died peacefully January 17, 2016, in the memory care unit of Middlefield Oaks Retirement Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon. She was attended by her daughter Annette Simard and longtime good friend Karen Weyer of Goldendale.

Anna Mae was born in 1929 in the province of British Columbia to Edna Bidwell and George Audet. In 1951 she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in history and French. While there she met and Clem Simard of Quebec; the two were married September 13, 1953. They raised seven children-George, Annette, Claudette, Jocelyne, Peet, Denis, and David-and lived in Quebec before moving to Pennsylvania, where Clem worked as an engineer, and later to Ravenswood, West Virginia; and Goldendale, Washington, where Clem worked at Kaiser Aluminum plants. Anna Mae worked at the Goldendale hospital from 1987 until retiring in 1994, after which she and Clem traveled extensively, including France, where they explored the homesteads of their ancestors, who immigrated to Canada in the early 1600s.

She is remembered by her children as a creative, joyful woman who loved music, wit, beauty, and delicious food. She is survived by her three daughters, Annette Simard of Cottage Grove, and Claudette Simard and Jocelyne Majoy, of Morganstown and Parksburg, West Virginia, respectively, and sons Peet of Paris, France, David of Portland, and Denis of White Salmon, Washington. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

She walked in beauty.


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