BLACKBURN, Kristen Michelle
Passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital at the age of 40. Kristen is survived by her beautiful children Linzi and Christopher Simcoe and their father Burt Simcoe. She is the beloved daughter of Shawn (Chris Pirie) Blackburn and Michelle Griffiths (Ed Visser). Adored granddaughter of Jim and Janine Wright and great-granddaughter of Sam Muzzi. Dear sister to Melanie Blackburn and Mark Griffiths. Loving aunt to Paisley McCabe and Cruz Jakubiec. Niece of Brian, Wendy and Cheryl Blackburn and Mike Wright, Betty Skien, Brenda Sawyer, Jean Clarke, Karen Wright and Willy Wright. Great-niece to Diana and John Snowden. She will be dearly missed by her cousins, Justin and Ryan Blackburn, Nicholas Blackburn, Katie McCaw and Michael McCaw, Chantelle, Danielle and Rachelle Wright, Cheryl, Tracey and Shane, Wayne, Nicole and Sheri, Tammy, Angela and David, Jean, and Candia. God child to Betty Skien and Michael Wright. Kristen had many close friends, two which are considered family, Sam Benson and Emma Cote. Predeceased by her paternal grandparents Charlie & Carol Blackburn, maternal great-grandmother Rebecca Muzzi and cousins Joel Snowden and Heather Cooke. Remembered but never forgotten by all who knew her both near and far.
Kristen was a trained early childhood educator in which she worked for Rama’s early childhood education daycare for 15 years. She then branched out using her entrepreneurial skills opening her own businesses. Kristen loved music, shopping, travelling, and spending time with family and friends. She adored creating and organizing special events always making others feel special and loved.
A celebration of Kristen’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Billingsley Funeral Home, Huntsville at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home with interment at 3 p.m. at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery. Livestreaming will be available for those unable to attend the celebration of life and can be found on Kristen’s memorial page at www.billingsleyfunearlhome.com As an expression of sympathy, a Go Fund Me account has been set up for her children’s future and can be accessed at https://gofund.me/7eaf4224 in lieu of flowers.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Starts at 3:00pm (Eastern time)
Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery