Walter Richard Simms

Walt passed away peacefully with family by his side in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm. He is survived by his wife of 66 yrs. Pat, daughter Joanne (Bert), son Michael (Roslyn), daughter Coralee (Kevin), son Paul (Jacquie), eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, six nephews, six nieces and their families.

Walt was an employee of Terminal City Iron Works for 43 years. A member of the American Foundrymen’s Assn., of the South Burnaby Mens’ Club and the S.L.E. Golf Club. He loved hunting, golfing and sports of all kinds.

Walt was a loving husband, father, poppa and great poppa and a friend to many and had a great sense of humor.

The family would like to thank Dr. Goldberg, Dr. DeWet and the 2nd floor staff for their extra efforts in caring for Walt while he was in hospital.

Per his request there will not be a service. His cremated remains will be interred at Blind Bay Cemetery at a later date. Please no flowers, if so desired donations may be made to Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 or on line at

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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