SIMPKINS, Anne

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

Anne Simpkins passed away peace­fully at her home in Lit­tle Nar­rows, Nova Sco­tia on April 26, 2017.

Anne is sur­vived by her long­time part­ner in life, Ed McCarty; her chil­dren, Au­gusta Far­ley, Joan Gil­lispie and Anne(Schatzie) Far­ley; her sons-in-law, Mark Gil­lispie and Ed Moore, four grand­chil­dren; seven great-grand­chil­dren; and her half-sis­ter, Jinkie. Anne was pre­ceded in death by her sis­ter, Natalie; a brother, Rick; and a half-sis­ter, Les­lie.

Anne was born on Novem­ber 21, 1922 in New York State. After rais­ing a fam­ily in New York, Anne moved to Cape Cod, Mas­sachusetts where she met the love of her life, Ed McCarty.

Anne was ad­ven­tur­ous, cre­ative and full of life. As a child, she loved to ride her horse, Fleur, around the coun­try­side near her home in New York. In her twen­ties, she was a fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher for Harper’s Bazaar and other mag­a­zines. As a young mother, she pho­tographed her fam­ily and neigh­bors and cre­ated beau­ti­ful fam­ily por­traits. When she moved to Cape Cod and then Cape Bre­ton, she con­tin­ued to pho­to­graph the world around her.

Anne and Ed moved to Cape Bre­ton, Nova Sco­tia in 1974. They bought a small piece of land and made it into their own slice of par­adise. The house Anne built with Ed com­pli­mented their cre­ative spir­its. She loved to grow veg­eta­bles and beau­ti­ful flow­ers and to be­friend the wildlife that shared her land. Anne cher­ished her fam­ily, friends, and the life she made with Ed, their cats and their beloved Mali­nois, Al­lai. Anne will be missed by all who loved her and who had the op­por­tu­nity to share her ad­ven­tur­ous spirit.

A spe­cial thank you to the respite aides, nurses and pal­lia­tive doc­tors of Home Care. They all gave Anne won­der­ful care at home.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Iona Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment (4372 High­way 223 Iona, Nova Sco­tia Canada B2C1A2) with grat­i­tude for the help given to Anne over the years.

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