ObituaryAnna Simoulidis (nee Ntaifa) grew up in a tiny mountain village, Skopos, in northern Greece. She survived WWII and life in a refugee camp during the subsequent civil war. She left all of her parents Michael and Fotine, brothers Dimitri and George, sisters Voula, Vasso and Toula, and extended family behind in Greece and Germany when she immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1968 hoping to provide a better life for her children. She worked a variety of jobs familiar to immigrant women—picking worms, cleaning office buildings and working in a cafeteria. She struggled with many things but always put the needs of her children above her own. Anna was a strong and compassionate woman. She enjoyed food and gardening and these passions have been passed along to her children. Her love nourished us in her touch, words and smiles. As her health began to decline, it gave us great joy to be able to begin to provide for her as she did for us. It gives us some solace to know that her last years of life were among her happiest. We will always love and cherish her in our memories. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in-memoriam to the Red Door Family Shelter by phone at 416 915-5671 x225 or online at reddoorshelter.ca/ways-to-give. Her loving and devoted children, Helen, Fanny and John.
January 01, 1970
From 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
July 19, 2016
Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox CHurch, 136 Sorauren Ave, Toronto
10am (Meet Directly at Church)
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X 1A6