- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 5, 1946
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Feb 12, 2015
- Place of passing:
Hudson, Ohio, United States
|Let the memory of Simeon (Sim) be with us forever.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, SIMEON LEE, 69, born on January 5, 1946 and passed away on February 12, 2015 after a courageous fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Sim was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Herbert and Alice Lee. He is survived by beloved wife, Joyce Lee (nee Moran); children Tonya Nkhata (Richard) and Kevin Lee; step-children, Joe Moran (Amber) and Nikki Kneale (Joe); sisters Celine Knowles (Clifton, deceased), Julie Hardy, and Arlene McKay (Dick). Sim had many cousins, nieces and nephews in the United States and Canada. Sim was "BooBoo" to grandchildren Sekani Nkhata and Lumbani Nkhata and step-granddaugher, Ruby Moran.
Sim was a "Renaissance" man of many talents, including PhD in Nuclear Physics, "Lobster Delivery Man" during his college years, electrical engineer, handyman, avid golfer and most recently, an accomplished realtor (Commercial and Residential) who treated his clients like "family".
Sim generously gave his time and skills as an active volunteer with The American Red Cross and the Habitat For Humanity. He financially supported many charities, including Doctors Without Borders and the Wounded Warrior Project. He also mentored disadvantaged children in math during his semi-retirement.
Visitation and a memorial service will be held at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 West Aurora Road (OH Rt 82), Sagamore Hills, OH on Sunday, February 15, 2015 starting at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131, Attention: "Hey Mon Walk to defeat ALS".
"Your name comes up in our conversations all the time. You are never forgotten. We remember, and are grateful for your kindness and help when we moved to The Villages. A brilliant and unassuming man who will always be remembered."
"Simeon, Heaven needed an angel and God sent for you.
Love and Blessings
Merle, Tanya and Bill"
"I have so many warm memories of you dear brother.
I especially thought of you today with the driving cart in Sam's club shopping with Julie and myself , smiling , telling us what was on
Your shopping list. ALS was not on your mind as we shop. Only what was needed at home to make us all comfortable.
Miss you! God Bless You.
"Had a nice visit with Tonya, Richard, Sekani and Lumbani today and of course, talked about you. Your grandchildren are growing up nicely. You would be proud of them.
We love you and miss you but glad you are in a happier place. God bless you always.
"You are thought of often, my friend. Hope the golfing is great where you are!"
"We are missing Uncle Sim everyday---he was my Santa growing up. The advantage of having an uncle that didn't go to church was that he would stay home and pretend he had fallen asleep. Miraculously, bites were taken out of the cookies I had left for Santa. He convinced me that he had not done it, but that he was sleeping so soundly that Santa sneaked past him and had eaten it!
Hope Uncle Sim doesn't mind this "religious" quote, but it's from his namesake.
The "Song of Simeon", actually in the Bible, and is a beautiful quote about Simeon feeling a sense of completion that allowed him to depart this world in peace.
English (New Revised Standard Version, 1989)(Luke 2:29-32):
Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word;
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
On this the 2nd anniversary of your passing, I am still thinking of you and missing you every day. I found the following poem that expresses some of what I feel...
"The Day God Took You Home
A million times I've needed you
A million times I've cried,
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place,
No one else can ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of me went with you,
The day God took you home."
Until we meet again .... Love, Sis Julie. 2/12/2017"
"Happy 71st Birthday Simeon where in Heaven you are celebrating with your loved ones. Pretty sure my Mom is there also as she loved your family."
"Dear brother Simeon,
Happy 71st birthday in Heaven. We continue to miss you and wish you were here with us in Florida, especially this time of year when you used to visit with us. You travel with me every day as I have your smiling image shining on my car dashboard. A holy Mass was celebrated in your memory this morning, January 5, 2017. You are in our hearts and minds forever. Love and fond memories. Julie."
"Happy Birthday Sim.
You are forever in my thoughts. We visited Miami last week and we missed having you with us .
We love you and miss you.
Happy Birthday your 2nd year in heaven.
Thinking of you especially this time of year when you would visit us in the Villages. Miss you always.
This is our 2nd Christmas without your physical presence but you remain forever in our minds and hearts. Missing you.... Love, Sis Julie"
"I like to think that you're proud of Sekani and Lumbani--they talk about you often and they tell wonderful stories of what you must be doing now that both dogs are in heaven with you. Sekani said to Lumbani today that you're not gone, actually you're all around all the time. We miss you terribly, but I am also comforted by the idea that you can still see the things that happen. My imagination has you as a part of the welcoming committee that helps new souls like Jean's father who join you in heaven.
You are "angel boo boo" to Sekani, and you help her fight away bad dreams. Thank you for that."
"Whenever I see a Cardinal I think of you. That means everyday I see u and know you are close. I think of all your good traits always helpful, kind and accepting people as they are. You are a tough act to follow but I am trying.
Your Bratty Sister, Pepper"
""Happy Father's Day Bro"
You are forever in my thoughts.
"Dear Bro .... we continue to miss you every minute of every day and especially today on this Fathers' Day, June 19, 2016. Our candle remains lit for you. Love, Sis Julie."
"From Sim's great-nephew, BENJAMIN DELANEY (6 years old), Williamsburg, VA
Uncle Sim remembers all of us in are whole Holey heart. I ecspect him to meet you when a red robin flys for he is in the Holey skys! We pray from him evin though he is risen to heven! But when you pray, don't forget! You have to pray to Uncle Sim the one in heven!
I like how Uncle Sim has a superhero "S" on his shirt.'
"From Sim's niece, ALLISON DELANEY of Williamsburg, VA.
"Life is eternal and love is immortal. And death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." Rossiter Raymond.
Remembering Uncle Sim today and his life. I tell the kids about how smart he was, how generous, and how he knew how to fix things (Joseph really likes that). In grief work, they talk about how 2 sides of the same coin are LOVE and GRIEF. When we are remembering we are continuing to LOVE.
Love you, Uncle Sim ! And I am grateful to be part of such a loyal and loving family.
"From Sim's close friends and supporters to the end - ALAN AND DIANNA BARRY, Hudson, Ohio.
"Sim will always be in our hearts today and every day. Memories of Sim will be with us forever. All of our love,
Alan and Dianna Barry."
"Dear Sim, thinking of you today and missing you every day. Your Loving Wife, Joyce."
"A year full of joys, sorrows, firsts, lasts, trips, events, birthdays and anniversaries has passed without dad. I can only hope that the sadness slowly diminishes but leaves behind the joyful memories of a great man. I love you dad, from your favorite daughter. Sekani and Lumbani are growing into kids that you would love to hang out with. We talk about you often."
Remembering you today and every day. You were and are my inspiration, always accepting people as they are, always improving your life and finding ways to help others. You always faced life's challenges courageously and touched many lives. You left this world a better place for having known you. Rest in peace and pray for us.
Your Bratty sister, Pepper"
"Dear Brother Sim,
"I miss you so much and cherish all the memories of our family life."
Pepper, Julie and I attended Mass for you this morning on your 1 Anniversary of leaving us.
We think of you daily and wish you were here to give us your knowledge and guidance on all our endeavors.. Thank you for all the love and support you gave us. We could always depend on you.
"You are truly missed. God bless you"
"Thinking of you and your family on this one year anniversary of your leaving us. We know you are in a better place but we do miss you."
"MISSING YOU ..... Dear Simeon ... on this 1 year anniversary since you left us February 12, 2015.
"We are missing you a little more
Each time we hear your name,
We've cried so many tears
Yet our hearts are broken just the same.
We miss our times together
Things in common we could share,
But nothing fills the emptiness
Now you're no longer there.
We've so many precious memories
To last our whole life through
Each one of them reminders
Of how much we're missing you."
Until we meet again ....
"The good are remembered forever!! Maybe that is why we can not forget Simeon."
"Thanks Simeon for all the kindness and time you gave to so many. My prayers are with Celine, Julie and Arlene whom I dearly love and who I know misses you so much especially at this special time.
"Dear brother Simeon,
Wish you were with us today to celebrate your 70th birthday ! We know you are always here with us in spirit. You are in our hearts and minds every day. May God's perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in peace! Love, Julie."
Happy 70th Birthday! We miss you and we love you. Thanks for sending a sunny day today. You're in our hearts forever!
Joyce, Nikki, Joe, Amber, Ruby, Pearl and Joe"
Today 7/5/15 would have been our first "official" wedding anniversary. While you are not within my sight, I know you are with me in spirit! I am blessed to have you in my life and I give thanks for all our wonderful memories together!!
I'll always love you!!
"FAREWELL TO SIM, OUR BROTHER & BROTHER-IN-LAW:
Sim, we thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping, we have you in our heart.
We'll wear your memory proudly.
Our dear brother and brother-in-law ... our true friend, our family advisor, our mentor, our on-the-spot handyman, our golf partner and our supporter to the end. Gone but never forgotten.
Rest in peace.
May our love for you reach Heaven above until we meet again.
Celine, Julie, Arlene, Dick.
"The years have passed. Some 50 years have passed!
But the kindness, the warmth, the selflessness, the engaging and infectious smile remain, not as a memory but as the impact you made on me as a friend. We reconnected by phone less than a year ago, and despite the ravages of ALS, I knew you were the same. Simeon, you will live on in the hearts of all of us whom you have touched"
"Special Memorial Tribute to Sim, from his dear friend, Alan 2/15/15.
We all came here today to celebrate the life of Simeon Lee. What can one say about Sim that others have not said before?
Sim and I have been friends for only 5 years but in that short time he has inspired and influenced me in ways that I would never have imagined. I believe that we do not choose our friends they choose us…how lucky for me.
Sim always approached life full of gusto,
Always first for his family and friends.
Always first to greet others with a smile and if lucky a comment using his witty charm
Always first to give of himself whether by giving of his time or through philanthropic means.
Always first on the tee box to encourage his fellow golfers… sometimes again with his witty comments.
If I could summarize a motto I would have for Sim :
Family, Love, Laughter, Humility and Humanity
What a role model for others to live ones life by.
As I got closer to the family I saw that this was really a family motto that probably started with his parents and his siblings and now has been passed down to his children and grandchildren and all future generations. This family truly is one the most loving and giving families I have ever met.
Sim always had courage throughout his illness but he always told me that was possible due to family and friends who were always there to allow him his dignity and the ability to be at home surrounded by love and support and to live his life on his own terms. Joyce, Celine, Julie, Arlene, Dick, Tonya, Kevin and everyone of his extended family Sim loved you all for all you did for him. Thank You all for sharing Sim with all of us.
Sim we love you and we will miss you, you made all of our lives better.
This is not goodbye but until we see each other again..
One other thing Sim please remember to yell out fore, not oops or mulligan if you are on the tee box and shank one! Alan Barry"
"Sim, we will always keep you in our hearts and our thoughts and prayers with your family. Cindy Mustafa"
"Sim was a very dear friend. His departure is a great loss and he will be sorely missed. The emptiness will be hard. My heartfelt sympathies are with his wife, Joyce, and his sisters, Julie, Celine and Pepper, who looked after him till his last moments, and to all his children and relatives, for I know he was loved by all of them.
Sim was a great golf buddy. When we had an outing to Maumee Bay, I told Sim we would be perfect for sharing a room because he was hard of hearing and I snored. We had two wonderful outings there.
He helped me with my house search in 2013 and 2014 until he could no longer show homes because of his deteriorating condition. He always had my best interest at heart rather than just try to make a sale.
He was a man of principle. He was a great friend. I will miss him."
"I was privileged to know Sim from the onset of HCER Senior Golf and considered him as a true friend at all times. A great loss."
"High on my list of favorites are memories of Simeon's kindness and friendship during our high school years at St.G.C. In Kingston, Jamaica. Those memories are deep and indelibly etched.
Sincere condolences to his family."
"To my friend, Sim,
"A life so beautifully lived.... A heart so deeply loved"
No words can express the sorrow I feel today.... and more importantly.... no words can adequately define the man that leaves us behind.
In life, he was inspirational... Always listening...Always willing to help... Always offering solid advice...never judgmental, never complaining. A person with integrity and great values.
Sim, I will remember your smile and deep love for your family and friends. I will cherish the times we shared together.
"Gone too soon, but will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace dear Cousin"
"Our family lives you and your family very much, Sim.--the Leungs"
"Many memories of you Uncle Simeon. You will be forever missed. My thoughts are with the family that is left behind. Love you."
"Thank you for your wonderful smile, contagious laugh and kind soul. You will be greatly missed by all. We love you Sim."
"A great man that will be missed and never forgotten."
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