Francis Semple

Obituary of Francis Dibert Semple

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 August 14, 1925 – May 1, 2019


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Francis “Edward” Dibert Semple, on May 1, 2019, at the age of 93.

Edward was born and raised in Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, Guyana. During his youth, he demonstrated great interest in the study of the Bible which led him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour as well as, the Seventh-day Adventist message at the age of 21.  Edward was baptized at the Plaisance Seventh-day Adventist church in 1946.

In 1953, he met and later courted fellow church choir member, the lovely Sheila Evaudni Leach, at the Central Seventh-day Adventist church, where the couple later married on December 22, 1954. Their union produced 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sheila, his children: Royston, Ralph, Allison, Brian, Holly, Ronda, Wycliffe, Mark, Wayne and Leon, 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and 1 sibling.

             Edward lived, loved, and served the Lord Jesus even unto his final breath. He will be greatly missed. As we celebrate his life, we ask that you join us on this journey as we say 

farewell, one last time.

Funeral Arrangements for the late Francis “Edward” Dibert Semple are as follows:



Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 6-8:30PM

Location: Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church

1090 Bellamy Road North

Scarborough, Ont M1H 1H2



Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 10-11 AM—Viewing

            11-1PM—Funeral Service

Location: Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church

1090 Bellamy Road North

Scarborough, Ont M1H 1H2



Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens

541 Taunton Road West

Ajax, Ont L1T 4T2

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Covenant Funeral Homes (Balmoral Chapel) 2505 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, ON, M1K 2R1. Tel: 416-265-2652.




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