SIMPSON, Marie S.(nee Gardner) 81 years, on Saturday, Dec., 11, 2004, surrounded by her family. Survived by daughter Lisa and husband Richard Sampson, her grandchildren Curtis, Derek, and Cora Faye. Sister Nessie and her husband the late Bill Taylor, brothers Archie and wife Josie Gardner, Dennis and wife Audrey Benson. Predeceased by sister Margaret and brother John all of the U.K. Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews of the U.K. and Italy. Will be greatly missed by cousin Raymond and wife Adele Blakemore. Mrs. Simpson served with the British Army from 1941-1946 in the Signal Corps, first as a teletype then wireless operator. She is a lifemember of the Windsor Light Opera and first director of the Players Group, also acted for the University Players and acted in their Summer Professional Theatre Seasons, two seasons with the Theatre for Young People, two seasons with Plays for Living, one as the director. Winner of the best Supporting Actress Award at the Ontario Drama Festival in 1979. Marie retired from the University of Windsor in 1989. Will be sadly missed by good friends, Phyllis Lewis, Lois Bendler, Delores Smith-Campeau, and Marge and George Armbruster. At Mrs. Simpson's request cremation and interment have taken place. Melady Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangement 728-1500 Published in the Windsor Star on 12/14/2004.