Sunny Zimmerman

At the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul’s Hospital, Sunny

Zimmerman died peacefully in the arms of his beloved

wife Lindi on April 8, 2008. Sunny is survived by his

brother Barry (Sylvia), Aunt Gloria (Harry), former

wife Julia, as well as his six cherished children: Darrell

(Gabriela), Perri, Jill (Doug), Jay (Lossen), Rob (Mia),

Sue (Steve), and grandchildren: Thor, Shelby, Jace

(Shayleigh), Dylan (Kelsey), Makena, Marlowe, Elijah,

Jacob, Jackson, and Jayla. He was a caring step

dad to Flint (Erica), Lianne (Shaun), Joel, and Laura

Schwartz, and step grampa to Tzoalli, Mythra and

Jaiah. Sunny was much loved by his extended family

and many friends.

Sunny was born to Percy and Bess Zimmerman on

October 13, 1936 in Vancouver. He obtained a

Master in Social Work degree from UBC. Moving to

Vernon in 1967, he became director of the Mental

Health Centre, a position he held enthusiastically until

retirement in 2001.

Sunny dearly loved his family and friends, and a close

second was the game of racquetball. He and his 2

partners were the original builders and owners of

Rosters Sport Club, formerly Village Racquetball. Of his

many accomplishments, an especially proud moment

was in July 2007, after battling Non Hodgkin’s

Lymphoma two years before, Sunny won a silver

medal at the International Masters Racquetball

tournament in Kansas City, MO. He was an energetic,

optimistic, generous spirited truth seeker with a keen

sense of humor, and a nature and attitude that

genuinely matched his name. In the words of his

favorite, Bob Dylan, he remains “Forever Young”.

The family extends our heartfelt appreciation for the

skills and compassion shown by the paramedics,

nurses and doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver.

A private family reception will be held at a future

date in Vernon. If desired, donations in his honor may

be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of

Canada.

Sunny Zimmerman