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William Harry Simms

April 29th, 1950 - August 19th, 2022
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Bill Simms Always loved and forever in our hearts. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill on August 19, 2022, at the George Derby Care Center in Burnaby, BC, after battling lung cancer and COPD.

Born in Vancouver, BC in 1950 - he is survived by his wife, Judy Simms, Daughter Tara (Randall), Son Clint (Tasha), Grandchildren Jackson, Tommy, Sienna, Ava, Colby, Patrick, Amanda, Mike and Erik. Daughter-in-law Lisa, Sister Catherine, Brother Chris (Paulette) and Sister-in-Laws Lena and Linda. Step sons Rick (Sue) and Dave. As well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Predeceased by both parents, Myrth Winship and Joseph Simms, as well as Brother Edward and step son Steve.

Bill had a wonderful smile, he loved to laugh and was a bit mischievous. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Bill had been bravely battling his illnesses during the past year, but his body was done with the fight. He is now free of pain and resting in peace.

A Funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11:00 am at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, BC.


Margaret Louie
September 1st, 2022

Rest easy Bill you'll be missed

August 31st, 2022

When the sun breaks through the clouds
And a warm beam shines down upon your face,
It's me reaching out from heaven to touch your cheeks
And whisper, "I'm alright."

When a gentle breeze finds you and
Refreshes your mind and body,
It's me caressing you and reminding you,
"You're alright too."

I felt like this was beautiful and heart felt.
Bill was always so kind to my family and he constantly made me laugh. He had such a unique sense of humour. He was a ray of sunshine that everyone gravitated too. He could be friends with anyone and everyone and he was, he was so easy to love. You will be missed bill. Thank you for being you

Tara Chalmers
August 31st, 2022

A daughter’s love for her Dad is forever.
I miss you terribly but take comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain.
I am so happy that we had the time we did together. Thank you for all the conversations, stories from back when and all the laughter - I will hold on tight to that sound and the memories.
I love you Dad always and forever.

August 30th, 2022
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My grandpa had a heart of gold. I adored his humour and laugh. I will always think of the memories he gave me. I couldn’t have asked for a better grandpa, I am so grateful for him, he was one of the most important people to me. I will love and miss him endlessly.

August 30th, 2022

Bill was a wonderful man. He was a great grandfather to my children and loved us all so much. He was my second father as mine passed away years ago. I was very blessed to have him in my life and I took care of him as best as I could. RIP Bill. Will miss you greatly. Love always Lisa.

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