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Thomas Keelinge SIMMONDS

December 7, 2005


Thomas Keelinge,

Late of Kiwanis Care Centre, New Westminster, BC, passed away peacefully at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster on December 7, 2005, age 77. Tom was born in Hafford, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1928. He was the youngest of 4 children born to Percy and Margaret (Nee: Deakin) Simmonds. Tom was raised on the family farm near Keatley, Saskatchewan. He had a long and successful career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He was active in the scouting movement in many capacities including being the Saskatchewan Provinical Commissioner. He was also known for his involvement in the Anglican Church, coaching minor sports, western and equestrian riding. Tom retired in Campbell River, BC, before moving to New Westminster. Predeceased by his sister Pat Porter and brother John. Survived by his loving family; brother Robert, son Thomas Kimball (Debbie) from Wakaw, Sask., Granddaughter Barbara and great-granddaughter Natasha from Strathmore, AB, granddaughter Kristin (Darren), and great-grandson Brandon from Saskatoon, Sask., granddaughter Tara (Ron) Guadet, great-granddaughter Hillary, and great-grandson Nicolas, from Bellevue, Saskatchewan, grandson Thomas (Teresa) from Dinsmore, Sask., son Darrel (Cathy), granddaughter Amy, and granson Brennan from Campbell River, BC daughter Shirley (Winston) Toudy from New Westminster, BC, daughter Linda (Gordon) Rempel from Sherwood Park, AB, grandson Chad and granddaughter Andrea from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, daughter Averil and granddaughter Kendra from Regina, Saskatchewan. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church, 121 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, BC. His ashes will be inurned at St. Mary’s Anglican Church near the family homestead at Keatley, Saskatchewan. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Burkeview Chapel. Phone 604-944-4128.

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