Elouise Margaret Simms

In Memorial

Elouise Margaret Simms, of Pitt Meadows, B.C., went to be with her Lord suddenly on December 11, 2013 at age 44. She lived her faith sharing her generous spirit with family, friends and all she met. Elouise is survived by her beloved husband Michael, her children Tanner, Nicolas, and Amanda, her mother Libby, her sisters Pam and Caroline, and a large and loving extended family. She was predeceased by her father Dick.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, December 16th at 2:30 p.m. at Maple Ridge Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Church on the Rock Global, 11980 190th Street, Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1X4 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

In response to requests, an account has been established in the name of Michael Simms (double “M”!) at Pitt Meadows CIBC, to assist with expenses for the family. The transit/account number is 01220/83-02839.

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  1. Although I have not seen or spoken to Elouise since high school, I have followed her on Facebook. I am deeply saddened at her sudden passing and send my deepest condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

  2. Tanya ,Alyssa, talya

    there are no words to describe how everyone feels about the loss of a beAutiful lady. With the biggest heart,

    You were like another mom to me and the girls. You were there when I was going through a rough time. Now that you are with The Lord my dear friend you can be the angel to watch over your fAmily.

    Please lord watch over The Simms family. Please wrap your arms around each and everyone of Elouise’s famu as they go through this rough time. She will be missed but not forgotten

    R.I.P Elouise

  3. Many of us are thinking of you at this time of your loss. We extend our deepest sympathies and love. You are in our prayers.

  4. Bobbie-jo Peterson

    Dear Michael and Family, I just heard the news today and my heart breaks for you all. Elouise was truly a wonderful person with an amazing smile and love for children. She will be greatly missed and remembered for all she has done for my family. love to all of you.. Bobbie-jo

  5. Bev Mear and Family

    Pam and Libby and family – our heartfelt prayers and best wishes are with you at this very sad time. I wish I could do something to take your pain away.

  6. I have many sweet memories of Elouise. She lived in my basement suite in Prince George for a time when she was a newly minted teacher and we had many excellent conversations peppered with lots of laughter. I can still see the tray of sushi rolls she made one time and her efforts to get me to try them. She was one of the first people I knew that had her own personal computer and I was duly impressed. I also helped out as a parent teacher in her class at Prince George Academy. Elouise was a great friend and support to my daughter Shannon. I was very happy to reconnect with her on Facebook and her almost daily birthday greetings to a very large circle of friends and family are a testament to her big heart and her desire to make sure people knew she loved them and was thinking of them. She radiated joy and sunshine like few people I have ever met.
    My heartfelt condolences to Michael and her dear children as well as her mother and sisters.

  7. Jeremy and Melinda BEAUMONT

    Dear Auntie Libby, Pam and Caroline,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about Elouise. We are thinking of you all in this difficult time.
    Our warmest condolences,
    Jeremy (Jezz ) and Melinda BEAUMONT

  8. So sorry for your loss. Another angel gets their wings. Prayers to your family.

  9. Sending my condolences to the family. You all are in my prayers.

  10. Sherryl Whitehead

    Dear Libby and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Elouise’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you Libby and your family.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Love from Sherryl and family.

    Tanunda South Australia

  11. Andre, Rosanne and Sophia Roy

    Prayers and thoughts to you Mike and Family at this very difficult time – may the strength of your Faith and Love guide you into the future – always remember she is watching over You and Your Family and wants the best for all of you – he laughter and smile will live on forever.

  12. Nicole Fletcher Valliere

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We are thinking of you during such a sad time for all of Eloise’s family and friends.

  13. Wendy, Bruce, Jenna Mae & Klae Zavitz

    Michael, Tanner, Nicolas & Amanda, we were very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your beloved wife and mom, Elouise. Nothing can prepare you for something like this, but I hope your faith and your many joyful memories with Elouise will in time help in softening your saddness and pain.

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Cousin Wendy & Family, St George, ON

  14. Elouise was a big part of our Village of Conversations in SelfDesign Distance Learning Community. She had a bright kindness to her posts and was always willing to help get others to enjoy a cup of tea and connect together with ideas to encourage each other even just by posting in a forum. She was one of those parents I felt I could always count on to come up with something cool to talk about and fun to share with other parents and learners from around our province. Even online, and having never met her personally, I can certainly say she touched my heart, and I want you to know I am thinking of you guys as you go through this together.

    Lori Bender,
    Village Steward of SelfDesign DL Community

  15. On behalf of SelfDesign Learning Community, please accept our deep sorrow for your loss. El was a vital part of our on-line Village for many years and touched the lives of many families outside her own home learning group. We want you to know that our learning community is open and ready to support you in any way that we can. Sincerely Kathleen Forsythe, Principal

  16. To Michael, Tanner, and family,

    I have only known Elouise since September, but I enjoyed our weekly reflections, emails and phone chats about Tanner’s learning with SelfDesign. I admired Elouise’s deep love of home learning, her willingness to help other home learning families, her dedication to following the passions and curiosities of her children, and the way in which she provided a loving, nurturing and supportive environment for her chidlren to reach their dreams. I know she will be truly missed.

    Evelyne Penny, SelfDesign

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope that your beautiful memories will help you get through this.
    Elouise was a wonderful lady and was a huge blessing to our family in helping us find Danica a home in the city. Forever grateful. Xoxo

  18. Michael, Tanner, Nicolas and Amanda,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Elouise was a wonderful humanitarian and I so appreciated how she shared herself with those less fortunate.

    I greatly admired El for her commitment to making the best educational choices for her family. She generously shared her insights and knowledge within our SelfDesign family, and encouraged so many who were just starting out on the home learning journey.

    I felt a very special bond with her on both a personal and professional level. Please accept my condolences, and know that we at SelfDesign will be working together to support you in any way we can.

    Kathy Rollheiser

  19. Susanna & Jim Yip

    Dearest Michael, Tanner, Nicolas and Amanda,

    The LORD has blessed our family has been richly blessed through His work in and through your Mom. I will remember Elouise as a very kind, compassionate, graceful and devoted to you four! She was always busy but always, always had time to encourage newbies on the home learning journey me. She shared many of her ups and downs and encouraged me when I had just begun. She asked me to put my faith in Jesus Christ alone and I wish to encourage you with the same. It is a long journey ahead and there will many hills up ahead. As family in the New Life group we will walk with you and pray for your heart to mend and for God’s peace to surround you all.

    2 Thessolonians 3:16 says this:

    Now may The Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

    We will be praying for you all not only from December 11th 2013 but from here and for the days ahead. Find peace in that while we don’t know what the future holds, The LORD does. Trust Him and there is always Hope in Christ Jesus Our Lord.

    Blessings and peace be with you dear Simms Family,

    Love in Christ,
    Sue, Jim, Matthew and Aidan Yip

  20. Jennifer Engracio

    I send my heartfelt prayers to you Michael, Tanner, Nicolas and Amanda,

    You don’t know me but I knew Elouise through the SelfDesign Online Village of Conversations. Although I never met her in person I can say that her online posts throughout the 10 years I’ve been with SD have inspired and warmed me. I know she was a woman with heartfulness, wisdom and spirit. I am so grateful for her presence.

    I send my deepest condolences to you.
    With love and appreciation for Elouise’s life,

    Jen Engracio (SelfDesign Learning Consultant)

  21. I am deeply saddened by this news. I just had the fortune of reconnecting with Elouise after many years. She was an amazing lady. My deepest condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  22. I send my deepest condolences to you and her family. She was my angel and even though sounds selfish I still wish you are here on Earth . You have been a mom to me, when I was and am still a newbie.
    You always had time to encourage me on the home learning journey . I was dry spirit at the group New Life but your stories with ups and downs had been chocolates on my trail ; you encouraged me when I had just begun and that will stay with me now when I am on downs and forever. She asked me to believe and pray and I wish to encourage you and her family with the same. Keep in mind as Elouise said: “that God has a plan for all of us and all the pain is for make us strong” . I deal with this fear of losing my love ones constant ,even tough was and is out of selfish, it is a long journey ahead and there will be many hills up ahead ,but God KNOWS our hearts and have plans not to destroy us but to prosper us . Our family we will walk with you and pray for your heart to mend and for God’s peace to surround you all; to give you strength and faith that she is watching us.

  23. Gerry, Reza, Jason, Sarah & Rommy Binab

    It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Elouise.
    Our condolences to her husband Michael and children, mother Libby,
    and sisters Pam and Caroline.

    We fondly remember Elouise from when we were neighbours in Fruitvale.

    Gerry, Reza, Jason, Sarah and Rommy Binab

  24. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Elouise and would like to let her family know my thoughts are with all of them. Elouise was one of my Pathfinders (Girl Guides of Canada) She will always be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness to others.

  25. With heartfelt condolences and prayers for Michael and the children.

  26. Pam (Henderson) McClenagan

    Elouise and I shared an apartment together when we both worked as teachers in Prince George. I was shocked to see (on a SelfDesign newsletter) that she had passed away so young. I remember her as being a very caring and humble person, as well as smart and practical. I’m sure her family will feel her loss greatly. We are praying for you.

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