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Simon Ateah

July 27, 2021


Simon Ateah


On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Simon Ateah, passed away peacefully in his 93rd year, at Red River Place Care Home in Selkirk, MB.

Simon was predeceased by his partner Maxine Whitwell; parents Albert and Isabel; sisters Isabel and Ester; brothers Aman, Peter, Willard, Philip and Joe. He is survived by his brother Tom as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Simon was born January 8, 1928 and lived his life in Balsam Bay, MB. He held many jobs including work as a wood cutter, bartender and lastly he worked for Grand Beach Provincial Park as a greens keeper. Simon was fortunate to have many supportive friends and he enjoyed hosting them for various sporting events including the Super Bowl. He loved listening to country music and was an avid horseshoe player attending many tournaments in the area. Simon was a lover of nature and appreciated the sounds of wildlife during his numerous walks around his small country home tucked away in the woods. His unique sense of humour and sometimes colorful language was usually met with good nature and understanding of Simon’s strong will but soft demeanor and warm heart.

His last years of life were spent at Red River Place where he had a comfortable room overlooking the river. He always enjoyed visiting the outdoor garden in the courtyard. The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the numerous staff members for the warm and passionate care he received at the care home.

Cremation has taken place and a graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Balsam Bay Cemetery on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Judy Whitmore officiating.

Family and friends are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.



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