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 www.markmemorial.com