Olean – Dolores E. Sims "Loving Mother, Grandmother, & Sister"
Dolores E. Sims, 91, of 301 West Henley Street, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Pines Health and Rehab, surrounded by her loving family.
Dolores was born on August 15, 1928 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was a daughter of William Harris and Beatrice Catherine Griffin Brown. On August 30, 1952, in Niagara Falls, Canada, she married her husband of 45 years, William Edward Sims, who predeceased her on October 13, 1997.
Dolores was a 1946 graduate of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. She lived in a number of places, including Niagara Falls, NY, Canton, OH for 25 years, and most recently Olean, since 2011. While in Canton, OH she worked as a nurse's aide at the House of Loretto Nursing Home for about 15 years. She enjoyed gardening and dancing, but most all raising her family whom she loved dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. She volunteered at the Kingwood Center Botanical Garden in Mansfield, OH for several years.
Dolores is survived by; 6 children, Jennifer A. Burdsall of Cuba, Eileen P. Kay of Rochester, Mary C. (Peter) Ash of Olean, Paul C. (Roxanne) Sims of Tennessee, Elizabeth A. Sims, and William E. Sims both of Ohio; 18 grandchildren, William, Kristen, Erin, Matthew, Joseph, Tara, David, Sarah, Maria, Peter, Kristen, Emily, Katherine, Alexandra, Curtis, Anna, Olivia, and Maria; 13 great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Anne M. Jurayj of Chicago, IL.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. An Incense Service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, beginning with a Prayer Service at the funeral at 9:30 am followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am at St. Joseph's Maronite Rite Catholic Church, 1102 Walnut Street, Olean. The Rev. Tanios Mouanes, Pastor, will celebrate. Burial will be at the North Lawn Cemetery in Canton, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Home Care and Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, New York 14760 or to the Friends of the Pines, 2245 West State Street, Olean, New York 14760.