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CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS SIMS
Date of Passing: Mar 06, 2013Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS SIMS Christopher Douglas Sims of Brandon, MB, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 64 years. Chris was born in Winnipeg, MB on September 23, 1948. He resided in Brandon most of his life. He attended schools in Brandon, Brandon University and Red River College in Winnipeg. He started work at the city in the Recreation Department at Curran Park. He later transferred to a job opening in the Engineering Department and in time he was in charge of his own surveying crew. He was employed by the City of Brandon for 39 years. He belonged to the Brandon Orchid Society and was the Union Representative with CUPE for the City. In his younger years, he enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking, photography, snowshoeing, cards, canning and preserving his produce from his ever bountiful garden. A specialty of his was the Engineering Department's Christmas Meal. His dogs, Seamus and Maggie, were his constant companions. They spent many hours trekking through the fields exploring. He is survived by his sisters Sheila, Carol Britton (Randy), and Joyce Smith (Jim); nephews Ryan and Kevin Britton, Michael Smith; niece Jennifer Smith; great-nephew and niece Brendan and Skyler; cousin Douglas Sims; Uncle Norman Sims, and sons, Norman (Elizabeth) and Peter Sims (Rhea) and their respective families. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Douglas and Dorothy Sims of Winnipeg, MB. A celebration of Chris' life was held at the Central United Church on March 14, 2013. Chris' family wishes to express their thanks to Pianist, Ruth Nickel, Soloist, Sandy Jasper, also for her heartfelt words regarding Chris, and Urn Bearer, Marv Alexander (close friend) for all his help and continuing support. Our heartfelt thanks to Ian Christian (Chris' Boss) and Bruce Ross (close friend) for their shared reflections to our brother. A special thank-you goes out to all who took care of Chris at the time of his passing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Funds for Furry Friends", 208-740 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 0K9. Interment will be held at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
Publish Date: Mar 30, 2013
CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS SIMS Christopher Douglas Sims of Brandon, MB, beloved brother of Sheila, Carol and Joyce, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 64 years. A Celebration to Honour Chris' Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. A private urn placement will follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chris may be made to the Funds for Furry Friends, #208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services Brandon, (204) 727-0694
Publish Date: Mar 12, 2013
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 30, 2013
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Our thoughts are with Joyce and Jim and their whole family. It's hard to lose a sibling, and it's unfortunate he never got to enjoy retirement, which wasn't very far away. Take care. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Janet McCombe (work friend) on: Mar 14, 2013
My condolences to Chris's sisters - Chris and I were best friends for many years in the 1970s. - Posted by: Barry Oswald (Friend) on: Mar 13, 2013
My sincerest sympathies to Chris' family. I enjoyed working and socializing with Chris in the 70's and early 80's. We had a lot of laughs. He will be missed. - Posted by: Bruce Treleaven (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2013
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