Antonetta Francis Simper

30/11/1960 – 07/10/2021
Dearest wife of Murray, mother to Siobhan, Caitlin and Todd, and Bernard.
Our most precious and cherished Ann.
Life will never been the same without you.
We love you.

Funeral Notice


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  1. Dear Aunty Ann,

    You are truly missed by all who knew you. You have touched many people’s lives with your understanding, insightful, and compassionate nature. Your big, kind, and admirable heart has helped to make the world a better place. We are all blessed to have had your loving presence in our lives. We will cherish you in our memories forever. My deepest sympathies to Uncle Murray, Siobhan, Caitlin, Bernie, and Todd.

    Love Sarah xoxoxo

    Sarah October 22 2021
  2. Ann, my compassionate, super clever and fun loving cousin, we enjoyed many moments growing up together, especially attending school together and trying to convince our classmates that we were cousins. Our special encounter when we sat and chatted together last year will stay with me. God bless, love Rose

    Rose Thomas October 22 2021
  3. Our sincere sympathies to Murray and Family on the sad passing of Ann. Thinking of you all.

    All Staff at Fletcher Jones Market October 22 2021
  4. My dear friend, sadly missed. Peace be with you. Vale Ann.
    Love Ann Caldwell

    Ann Caldwell October 22 2021
  5. Dear Aunty Ann,

    You’ll always be the ‘cool aunt’. My fondest memory to this day is sitting in my loungeroom as a little girl,and you writing up my arm in texta so I could be cool like ‘Kylie Mole’ from the Comedy Company. You encouraged that cheekiness, fun and laughter. You’ll be dearly missed.

    Susan, Max, Bella, Levi and Holly xxx

    Susan Alvear October 22 2021
  6. All our love and thoughts with you all today. Always had fond childhood memories spending time with you on school holidays in Warnambool. And they come to mind often. Love you Ann

    Steve Paula David and Charlie

    Steve Watson October 22 2021
  7. Deepest sympathies to Murray, Siobhan, Caitlin, Bernard & Todd. We will treasure the memories of your humour growing up, carefree attitude, inspirational care for the vulnerable in our community, and your special gift that kept me going on moving to Sydney and when ill: the daily calls and chatter. Love Josie, John, Harry & Beth

    Josie Cichello-Sanderson October 22 2021
  8. Our dearest Ann,
    You were a heart that always cared for others,
    a spirt of courage in the midst of hardship,
    a calm soul in a fast moving world,
    and the beaming smile that brightened our lives.
    We will forever cherish your memory.
    Our deepest sympathy to Murray, Siobhan, Caitlin & Todd and Bernie.
    Love from Peter, Mila, Cynthia, Sarah, John, Lily and Jacob Cichello

    Peter & Mila Cichello October 21 2021
  9. So sorry for your loss. Deapest condolences to Murray and family.

    Lynn Lyles October 21 2021
  10. My deepest sympathies to Murray, Siobhan, Caitlin, Bernhard & Todd for the loss of your wonderful wife, mother and mother-in-law. My thoughts are with you at this time.

    Eric van der Wal October 21 2021
  11. My Darling Aunty-Nothing but beautiful memories surround me when I think of you and how kind you were. Your compassion for others was out of this world and the work you did to help those in need is a testament to your incredible character. You are already so missed by all. We all love you x

    Diana xx

    Diana Watson October 21 2021
  12. My cheeky Aunt. I love our little giggles together. Just a look, an eye roll or a smirk from across the room and I understood and couldn’t help but smile and give one back. Your compassion and support and understanding when it was needed most meant so much.
    You’re in my heart and the thought of you makes me smile. I love you dear. Keep smiling beautiful lady!

    Michael Watson October 19 2021
  13. Ann, you always made me and the family feel so welcome when we visited. Both with delicious food and by opening your heart and home to us all.
    Many fond memories that keep me smiling.
    To my dear cousins, Siobhan, Caitlin, Bern – my heart goes out to you all

    Tim October 17 2021
  14. My darling sister, Ann, taken too soon. It was an honour to be your younger brother. I always admired your pure good heart, your honesty, genuineness, integrity, and loving nature. Fondest lifetime memories including travelling through Italy and Austria together, your directed gaze at me from your beaming face walking up your wedding aisle, wickedly funny moments together, and your kind communications right up to the end. I shall miss you dearly and take solace in the fact that you are now free from suffering and free to fly high with the full clarity of all truth. Eternal love from Anthony, and John (dec) xx

    Anthony Cichello October 16 2021
  15. Darling Ann, we miss you more than words can express. We week at the loss, but rejoice in a life so magnificently lived. Your warm heart, generosity and care will be missed, as will your honesty and compassion. Love always, Elizabeth, Adam, Michael, Steven, Paula, Susan, Maxi, Diana and your great nieces and nephews.

    Elizabeth Cichello-brooks October 15 2021
  16. Dearest Ann, my sister, friend and inspiration, we miss you deeply. Warm of heart, your honesty, integrity and wisdom will always be remembered We will go on loving you and you will always be in our hearts. Deepest sympathies to Murray, Siobhan, Caitlin, Bernie & Todd. Love from Donna, Rennie & family xxxx

    Donna Darmanin October 15 2021