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Percy Sims

May 5, 1926 - March 27, 2015


On Friday evening, March 27, 2015, Percy Sims passed away peacefully at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 88 years.  Percy was born in Invermere, BC on May 5, 1926 to Percy and Bessie (Nelson) Sims.  He was a Veteran of World War 2.

Percy married his wife, Marian on August 10, 1949 and was blessed with five children.  He and Marian lived in Kimberly for 30 years and by Koocanusa Lake for 25 years.  He and Marian have truly enjoyed their life in the Western Lodge. Percy has always been a very avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed a lifetime of taking remote trips into the bush of the Cariboo in central BC to either hunt or fish.  It was something he never tired of.  In the last 10 years, he enjoyed driving into the bush in the area with his wife, his daughter and his dog.  He spent countless hours with his granddaughter Natalie and her two kids, Luke and Rowan.  They brought him great joy in the last few years.  Of all the things he enjoyed to do, his greatest pleasure was his family.  He loved when his children and grandchildren would drop in to the Western Lodge for a visit.  He was very proud to show off his family members.

Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife of 65 years, Marian; his children; Harvey, David (Kellee), Charlie, Raymond (Loretta) and Marthel.  He also leaves his grandchildren; Lonni, Joseph, Ashlee, Wesley, Koddee, Christie, Natalie, Rory and Harley as well as 14 great grandchildren.  Percy is survived by one sister, Cindy (Rob) Stevely and one brother-in-law, Roy Gaskell.

A celebration of Percy’s life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Western Lodge, 2655 Warren Ave., Kimberley.  Your presence would be a gift in Percy’s memory.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: John Todd
Relation: Neighbour at Lake Koocanusa

Percy was a great friend and neighbour. I have fond memories of visiting Percy and Marian at their home in Kragmont. Percy told great stories about his outdoor experiences and love of B.C. My children loved coming over to visit and paint rocks with Marian. We talk about those times a lot. Percy invited us to share Sims Cove with his family. A very special place. It will always be known as Sims Cove. I wish the Sims family all the Best. Loving regards, John Todd and Family.

From: Ray, Loretta and Harley Sims
Relation: Father and Grandpa

With heavy hearts, we wish Marian and the entire family sympathy at this time, and hope we all remember the fond memories Percy has given us all over the years.
Ray will miss Percys’ monthly ‘catch up’ calls, which he always looked forward to and sharing everyday moments.
With regret we can not share today’s celebration with you all in person but will always remember Percy’s spirit living everyday.
Thinking of you all at this time…. Love from Raymond, Loretta and Harley.

From: Wayne and Terry Hockley
Relation: Neighbour from Norton Ave

Mrs. Sims and family
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With Deepest Sympathy

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 4, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Western Lodge
2655 Warren Avenue
Kimberley, BC Canada

2655 Warren Avenue
Kimberley, BC Canada

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