Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Viscountess Simon, wife of the 3rd Viscount, has died aged 83

 _. The Viscountess Simon, wife of the 3rd Viscount, died 14 November, 2020. She was 83.

She was the former Mary Elizabeth Burns, daughter of John Joseph Burns, of Sydney, New South Wales, and married 26 April, 1969, the then Hon Jan David Simon [born 20 July, 1940], son and heir of the 2nd Viscount Simon [1902-1993], and his wife the former [Maud] James Christie Hunt [died 2000], by whom she had a daughter, Fiona.

Her husband succeeded his father in 1993 as 3rd Viscount Simon [Peerage of the UK, cr 1940]. He was Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, and a Deputy Speaker, and elected to the upper house after the expulsion of the hereditary peers in 1999.

Viscountess Simon is survived by her husband and daughter. Their is no heir to the peerage.


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