Eeli Henrik Simonson

Eeli Henrik Simonson

Eeli Henrik Simonson passed away quietly at his home in Dinsmore, Saskatchewan on October 27, 2013 with his three children by his side. He was 94 years old.

Eeli was born in Dunblane, Saskatchewan on November 7, 1918 to Ida and Nestor Simonson. He was orphaned by the age of nine and was living independently at 16. He spent his early 20’s overseas with the Canadian War effort, and after the war went to Vancouver, B.C. While logging on Pender Island he met Edith G. Teece and they married in 1948. He attended watchmaking school in Vancouver and soon opened the first of his jewelry stores there. Their children, Antero, Aaro and Eila were born in Vancouver. The family moved to Sunnybrae in 1960 and Eeli opened his jewelry store on Hudson Street in Salmon Arm. His wife Edith passed away in 1976. A few years later Eeli re-met an old school friend, Wylma Hanson.

They spent a number of years together in Sunnybrae, before moving to Dinsmore, Saskatchewan where, after a few years of retiremenet, he opened a third jewelry store. He retired again and took up fishing. Eeli is survived by his companion Wylma Hanson, his three children, Antero, Aaro (Peg), Eila (Ron), five grandsons, Niko, Erik (Michelle), Leon, Chance, Tahvo, great grandson Evan and brand new great granddaughter Avery!

Our father had many interests and has left us with our memories, a legacy of lessons and his legendary sense of humour. We are grateful.

In keeping with Eeli’s wishes there will be no service.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Clements Rosetown Funeral Home.


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