Sobol, Simone (née Marion)

A life well lived 

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our family matriarch, Simone Sobol, on March 2, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Villa.  She is now reunited with her dear husband Hector (predeceased 2009).  Through our tears, we take the time to honour and be thankful for this wonderful woman.  Loving mother of Randy (Louise) and Marilyn Knoll (Ken).  Proud Nana of her four granddaughters Kathy Sobol (Don), Alison Sobol, Landa Koski (Doug) and Karly McGibbon (Joseph). Also missed by her 6 great grandchildren who always brought a twinkle to her eye, Teejay, Logan, Annikka, Avery, Payton & Nathan.  Nana always made sure to find a chocolate or two and sneak it to the kids.  Special recognition also to Susan Felbaum who was an excellent caregiver and companion to Simone for many years.

Simone was born in Quebec on May 24,1925.  A longtime resident of Onaping, Simone could often be found at the library, golf course or walking around the block.  She and Hector produced a beautiful garden, the fruits of which many neighbours would enjoy.  She loved to knit, sew, cook, and bake and always had fresh pies and cookies readily available.  Nana was also famous for her 25 cent ice cream cones.  She enjoyed many winters in Florida, loved shopping and was known for finding the best bargains. 

She had a zest for life that remained until her final days.  She never missed a family occasion and always put others before herself.  Her love, legacy and strength will live on in her family for generations to come.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Joseph’s Villa who truly cared for Simone during her final few months and to the Southwind retirement residence where she lived for 12 years.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to St. Joseph’s Villa  in Simone’s memory.

A private family service will be held at a later date.


7 Condolences

  1. Our sincere sympathy to you all.
    Loved her smile and laughter. A true lady.

    By: Joyce, Jenny and Terry
    March 6, 2022
  2. My deepest condolences to the family, the Sobol’s are some of my earliest memories. Merilyn as a baby sitter and her mother as the Onaping Library warden, when a Library was the internet, in print. It’s sad when someone passes, but the long forgotten memories that return, always seem to put a smile on my face. Thank you Mrs. Sobol in your effort to help in my elementary school education, you were always there, to help find hidden knowledge, or explain those pesky library rules.
    Thanks again.

    By: B Walsh and Family
    March 5, 2022
  3. Marilyn and family
    So very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, she truly was a lovely kind lady with a beautiful, beautiful smile.
    I always loved her great sense humour.

    Patti & John

    By: Patricia Walton
    March 5, 2022
  4. Dear Landa, Karly and Families,
    So sorry to read of your beloved grandmother’s passing. I know you were very close to her. May fond memories and sharing of stories about her make your load a bit lighter. Thinking of you two amazing young women.
    Jackie Moffatt

    By: Jackie Moffatt
    March 4, 2022
  5. So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so pleasant and was always smiling when I was visiting my mom at Southwind.

    By: Debbie Crane
    March 4, 2022
  6. Marilyn and family … so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have fond memories of her and the Onaping Library..RIP

    By: Kathleen Byrne Mallek
    March 4, 2022
  7. Marilyn and Family
    Bev and I send our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Simone. Cherish the memories. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.


    By: Catherine Walker
    March 4, 2022

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