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Norman Earl Sim

May 21, 1927July 19, 2019

Norman Earl Sim, treasured father and grandfather, passed away on July 19, 2019 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. Born May 21, 1927 on the family farm in Gap View, Saskatchewan, he was the youngest son of David and Alma (Leigh) Sim. He attended Gap View School until whooping cough caused a serious lung infection that would cost him years in hospital and eventually, a lobe of his lung. Not expected to survive, he beat all odds and recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. Norm graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1950 in vocational agriculture. He married his best friend and the love of his life, Barbara Morange, on November 18, 1950. Following a stint at the Experimental Farm in Swift Current, they moved back to the farm and began a long partnership farming near Stoughton. Forty-six years later, they sold the farm, built a new home in Regina which they enjoyed until 2011, then moved to Saskatoon to be closer to their family. Intelligent, widely read, curious and inquiring, he stayed well informed about current affairs and adapted to new technology. He planned carefully, always prepared for the next stage of life. Steady, unassuming and wise, he was highly respected and dearly loved. Norm was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara, in 2017, and his brothers, William and Edwin. He leaves to mourn: son, Brian (Maggie); daughter, Catherine Richards (Alun); and precious grandchildren: Bryn Richards (Jenna), Erin Sim (Jeremy Church), Kyle Sim and Kathrin Sim.


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Brian & Linda Bell

July 24, 2019

Brian, Cathy and family

Our deepest sympathy is extended to you on the loss of your dad. I have fond memories of he and Barbara growing up in The Gapview district all those many years ago.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Brian & Linda Bell

Sheila Harmon

July 23, 2019

Brian , Cathy and families,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. I always enjoyed visiting with your dad. He knew so much and it was always interesting to listen to him. Take care.
Sheila Harmon and family.

Earl and Alice Bugg

July 23, 2019

Brian and Catherine and Families.So sorry for your loss, may your memories help you through this difficult time. We were always great full that Norman was able to be the masters of ceremonies when we celebrated our Leigh Century Farm in 2000, Norman being a Leigh descendent meant so much to Gladys for being there. Sincerely Earl, Alice Bugg and family.