February 28, 1931-February 20, 2015
Ed was born February 28, 1931 in Westchester, NS to Arthur & Grace Simons and was the oldest of twelve children. He grew up in Nova Scotia, and at 19 joined the Canadian Artillery and served for fifteen years in Korea and Europe. Ed was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a life member of the Korean Veterans Association. Ed married Hilda on August 28 of 1967. After his career in the military, he worked in mining and pulp mills until he retired in 1996.
Ed is predeceased by his wife Hilda, his parents, brothers Rev. Gordon Simons and Henry, sisters Shirley and Jean.
Ed leaves to mourn 4 brothers: Art (Noreen), Don (Dorthy), John (Sharon), Ken (Gail); sisters Grace, Mary (Don), Ellen (Dan); two daughters: Diane (Sam) and Barbara McKinlay; four children by a previous marriage: John, Kathy, Michel, Jo-Anne; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service for Ed will be held on April 25, 2015 at 11am in the Bethany Lutheran Church, 201 Birch St, Campbell River, BC. A Legion Poppy service will be held in conjunction with the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Campbell River Hospital Foundation, or the charity of your choice.