Diane Simms (nee Jacques)

October 18, 1936 – January 5, 2022
We are sad to announce the passing of our mom Diane Simms at the age of 85 at The Vineyards long-term care in Kelowna.
Mom was born in Kingston, Ontario to Walter and Doris Jacques in 1936 and was the oldest of four children. When she was in her teens, the family moved to BC.
After attending Normal School in Victoria, mom accepted a teaching position in Duncan where she met our dad Bill Simms (who passed away in 2020). They married in 1958 and moved to Vernon (dad’s hometown).
Together they raised four children and spent their spare time golfing at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club. Mom also had a passion for playing bridge and was an active member of the North Okanagan Duplicate Bridge Club for many years.
She is survived by her children Dave, Carolyn, Jim & Kenny (Alanna), grandchildren Stacey (James), Derek (Miyuki), Kora & Cadel, and great- grandchildren Adam, Warren, Henry, Arthur, Yuna & Kana.
We will forever miss mom’s bubbly personality, sweet smile and her delicious desserts.
Special thanks to all the wonderful staff at The Vineyards and at Canterbury Court for the care Mom received over the last few years. Obituary


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