Emily “Milka” Diane Simko of Milan, N.H., formerly a resident of Randolph, N.H., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at her daughter’s home, after fighting her battle with breast cancer. She fought with so much strength and love! She was 67 years old.
Emily was born in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 25, 1951, and then moved to Berlin, N.H., after her father passed away when she was at the young age of 7. Emily studied piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. She started to play her piano again at 24, writing music and lyrics, which ultimately brought her to become a composer-keyboardist. In 1995 she released her first production, “Earth Project Music,” and then her second release “Excursions.”
During her 18 years as a single parent, raising two daughters, Emily earned her degree in cosmetology and has been ”Our” hairdresser for over 40 years!
Along with her love of music, she was so very much in love with being Grammy to all of her grandchildren. She was so incredibly proud of her daughters and both of their children. She always knew of their latest achievements and always “showed up” for them when they were displaying their talents through their various activities.
Emily is survived by her daughters Tina Lacasse and her husband Jay Lacasse of Milan, and Kristie A. Simko of Chapel Hill, N.C. She is also survived by her granddaughters and grandsons Danika Leblanc of Burlington, Vt., Aosha Wells and Kiah Wells of Chapel Hill, Karli Lacasse of Saco, Maine, Dallis Lacasse and Jalen Lacasse of Milan, and Kalie Rose Wells of Chapel Hill; as well as many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins that she always thought of and missed so dearly.
Emily was pre-deceased by her parents John Simko from Prague, Czechoslovakia and Toronto, Canada and Alma Simko Villeaux of Toronto, Canada, and Berlin; also her aunt Katarina and Uncle Paul; her brother John Simko and niece Veika. “They are all forever a great part of us, and I just know they also are celebrating with us in the circle of this magical reunion.” — E. Simko.
The family will be celebrating Emily’s majestic life at her daughter Tina’s home at 140 Milan Hill Road in Milan on Saturday, March 16. We welcome you to come any time at your leisure during this day!
“There are three things that are real ... God, Human Folly, and Laughter ... Since the first two are beyond our comprehension, we must do the best we can with the third.”