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  1. Faye L. Arbou
    October 5, 2016 @ 10:52 am

    I also was a good friend of Gwen’s we called each other Sisters, our Birthdays was either the same day or a day apart. We had good times in Pugwash N.S. We sang in nice choir Ivor Reece had another great person, he directed and I played piano for it. R.I. P Gwen and one day I would love to sing again with you in God’s Heavenly Choir. May God be close to all your family and friends giving you Peace, strength, comfort and love.

    Sincerely Faye Arbou

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  2. June Atkinson ( Ferguson)
    August 28, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

    I remember Gwen as a beautiful person and with a wonderful laugh. We enjoyed her living on Spencer Ave. She would drop over and have long talk and a sugar cookie. Gwen touched my life over the years as a friend, and with her compassionate nature while working .Please accept my deepest condolences .Your loving memories of her will be a great comfort to you . She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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  3. Kevin LeBlanc
    August 26, 2016 @ 7:33 am

    Gwen was such a nice human being, who along with her son Danso have inspired me dearly in continuing to pursue my art career. I was deeply saddened by the news when I met Thomas, her brother, yesterday. My deepest condolences to the Simmonds family.

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  4. Wayne and Juanita Hatcher
    August 23, 2016 @ 11:13 pm

    Gwen has touch many people in her walk of life, her love for God and people and family was always so important, she was one of a kind. She took a strong stand for all that was right, her values was always on the high level. Always so painful when our loved ones and friends leave us. But even when Gwen was in the Hospital she had that smile. Family grow old and strong in the Love of your Mom and at this time of sorrow allow God to carry you at this most difficult time. Bless each one. Wayne and Juanita Hatcher

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  5. Sis. Monica Skinner (CSBC Ladies Auxiliary/WMS)
    August 23, 2016 @ 11:04 pm

    My condolences to the family of Sis. Gwen, was reading the paper today and noticed she had passed away. Gonna miss our talks on the bus. May the family be comforted at this time. The Lord will give you strength each day as He takes you by the hand and say she is resting and now at peace. Keep your trust in Him each and everyday. Remember the memories you have of your mom and loved one.

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  6. Lynne Isnor
    August 23, 2016 @ 4:57 pm

    What a beautiful celebration of Gwenny’s life at her church today! It was evident how well-loved and respected she was. Gwenny was very caring and supportive of me, and I will always remember and appreciate her kindness and love.

    Tesfa, Danso and Taayo, you should be very proud of your mother. She was an Earth Angel to all who knew her. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending you love, light and healing energy. Blessings. Spirit, light our way.

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  7. Rho Atuanya
    August 23, 2016 @ 1:08 pm

    Gwen will always be remembered for her strength, humility, aliveness and compassion. I believe that love softens discomfort, therefore I am sending so much to Taayo, Danso, Tesfa, and close/extended family. My faith in the Creator is a reminder that to be absent in body is to be but present in spirit; though the wind might stop, the trees still move. May He hold the weight of all that you carry as you mourn. My sincerest condolences at this time.

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  8. Family of the late Edward & Florence Simmonds
    August 23, 2016 @ 9:09 am

    We will always remember our cousin Gwen Simmonds by her laugh and drive for life. She expressed her love for The Lord and her faith was strong.
    We send our deepest sympathy to her sons and siblings. May God give you all the peace and understanding for today and many days ahead.

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  9. Monica Baccardax
    August 23, 2016 @ 8:48 am

    Gwen came into our lives when our Dad (Mr. Leon Baccardax) became ill. Gwen was our “Angel” not only to Dad but to the family. We had the privileged to get to know this amazing, strong, supportive and loving person during the year she was part of our family. Our heartfelt condolences to her sons and family. Monica, Anne, Paul and Janet Baccardax

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  10. Mary Johnson
    August 23, 2016 @ 7:48 am

    My Thoughts and Prayers go the Gwen’s family there. God Bless You all thought this time.

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  11. Mrs Margaret Gordon and family
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:05 am

    To the family of Gwens
    We know Gwen is now safe in the arms of JESUS,no more pain or sorrow,her soul is free,indeed.Gwen was love and loved.She will be missed down here,the angels are welcome ing her home.Let us all try more to love one another and not judge each others weaknesses but have faith like Gwen.She knew that all things were possible with GOD,her mother sister Beatrice taught her children well.We can hear GOD say well done Gwen,rest now my child,it’s your season to be blessed.Family take comfort in knowing Gwen is all right now. GOD BLESS

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  12. Beechville Baptist Church
    August 22, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

    On behalf of the Leadership and Members of Beechville Baptist Church, we send our deepest condolences on the passing of Ms. Simmonds. May the love and peace of God be your comfort during this time of mourning. Blessings.

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  13. Marilyn and Ernest Fraser and family
    August 22, 2016 @ 6:18 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you Tesfa, Danso, Taayo and entire family which I am apart of. May you find comfort in knowing that Gwen your Mom knew her Lord and Savior and served him tithe end, God has called her to a higher place, she now has no pain or suffering.
    I’m glad I had the opportunity to spend time with her in her last days. She loved her family, always had that smile.
    I had the privilege growing up-to babysit her and her siblings.
    Trust God He will never leave you or forsake you.
    I am very sorry I am not able to celebrate her homing for I am in Ottawa.
    Love always
    Marilyn (Gray) and Ernest Fraser and family

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  14. Marilyn, George, Rick & Derrick Johnson
    August 22, 2016 @ 4:36 pm

    Gwen was a special person displaying strong convictions and opinions. She was not afraid to stand up for her values. We valued her friendship and she was a kind person with a good heart. We will miss her. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family, friends and everyone that will miss her. Our prayers go out on behalf of the family that you will find comfort in God at this time of sorrow. Matthew 28:28 “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

    Love and prayers, the Johnson family.

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  15. Pastor & Mrs. Lloyd Grant
    August 22, 2016 @ 3:43 pm

    We were both honored and blessed to have known and loved sister Gwen. Please except our heart felt sympathies at this difficult time. Gwen was truly a trail blazer and a blessing to everyone she came in contact with. We will truly miss her smile, her encouragement, her insight and her true nature. RIP

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  16. Debra Barrath
    August 22, 2016 @ 8:59 am

    I remember Gwen for her warmth, laughter and insightful ideas. She was such a strong woman of faith. She touched my life. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my condolences. Sending love to each of her three sons and wishes for deep comfort and the blessings of good memories.

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