Ellen Pauline Sim

Ellen Pauline Sim was born on August 23, 1937, in Fleming Saskatchewan. Her loving family is sad to announce that on September 2, 2013. Ellen passed away peacefully at Vernon’s Hospice House. She leaves behind the love of her life Don, whom she met on the first day of grade one in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Don and Ellen had 4 children, Richard Sim, Karen (Randy) Ferrier, Colleen (Steve) Hall, and Leslie (Blair) Campbell. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jade Sim; Curtis, Harrison, and Dan Ferrier; Reanna and Sam Hall; Mac and Ellen Campbell. Also by her side, at the end, was her loving sister Faye (Ernie) Wells of Moosomin. Ellen also leaves behind her mom May Leslie of Moosomin.

Ellen and Don started their 60 year journey together in April of 1955 at Ellen’s mom and dad’s house in Moosomin. Through all their moves to Aldergrove, Regina, Calgary, Don and Ellen finally settled in New Westminster as Don started work with the city and eventually BC Hydro. They continued their travels with stops in Revelstoke, Nakusp, Cache Creek, and finally Vernon BC. After retirement, they were avid snowbirds, and made many great friends in Yuma, Arizona. Ellen loved camping and their many travels. She always fondly spoke of their travel across Canada and to Alaska. Her friends in Yuma always loved to come over to Don and Ellen’s for happy hour.

All who knew Ellen, will remember her incredibly infectious laugh that could light up a room. She was an avid gardener with an incredible green thumb and a passionate lover of all her pets over the years.. When thinking of Ellen, we will always remember her love of the Canucks and her obsession of watching the Olympics.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family encourages donations to be made to the Vernon Hospice House.

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