OBITUARY

Karlis Joel Simms

July 16, 1964December 2, 2018
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It is with sadness that the family of Karlis Simms announces his death at Hospice House in Fredericton, NB, on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at the age of 54.

Born in Digby, NS, on July 16th, 1964, he was the son of the late Vernon and Guida (Cromwell) Simms. Karlis leaves behind his estranged wife, Heather Lucas-Simms; son, Shaun Lucas; daughters, Karlisa (Ryan Towill) Simms and Alicia Miller; grandchildren, Keanna, Tatyana, Harlem, Ezekiel, Tahliya, and Shakur; brothers, Vernon Simms Jr. (Valerie), Ernest Simms, and Perry Simms (Glynnis); sisters, Maylene Ramore and Martina McGrath (Allan); nieces and nephews, Daniel, Ashley, Sean, Corey, as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Vernon and Guida, Karlis was predeceased by his brother, Aldean Simms.

Karlis was a chef by trade and the world’s greatest lover of seafood. He was a chef in the Canadian Armed Forces, Navy and he enjoyed cooking for his friends and family and was famous for his seafood chowder. He was a die hard Boston Bruin fan (to the dismay of his sister, a Toronto fan), loved singing like he was on stage and loved the ladies. His family will remember him for his great sense of humour and big heart. He was generous and would give you his last dime if you needed it. He loved his children and his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews adored their cool, funny uncle who was like a best friend to them. He will be sadly missed.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from Jayne’s Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, NS, on Friday, December 7th, 2018, at 11:00 am with Pastor Theresa Character officiating.

Interment will take place in Maplewood Cemetery following the service. For those who wish, donations in Karlis’ memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences can be made at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • A Memorial Service Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Karlis Joel Simms

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Roxanne Borden

December 6, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Karlis passing, the last time I was home he made sure I had my “clams”. He was such a kind and beautiful person. My prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness and may God be with you all at your time of need.

Darlene Rushton

December 6, 2018

Too The Simms Family So sorry to hear about Karlis passing ,
He was to young to be called home . But the lord needed another angle to help him with his work . God Bless you all at this time . Rest in peace my dear friend .Darlene Rushton ( Skinner ) Antigonish NS .

Ward Simms

December 4, 2018

You were in my cousin, you were my friend, I will miss you.
Till we meet again, Rest in Peace my friend. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to Karlis's family. love you all. Ward

Brian Corbett

December 4, 2018

To the Sims family, so sorry to hear about Karlis thoughts and prayers always ...to many good memories from school to write here about Karlis and i he will be missed now and forever god bless

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