Matthew Mark Simmons

It is with great sadness the family of Matthew Mark Simmons announce his sudden and tragic passing on January 11th, 2009 at the age of 24. He was born in Vernon BC on February 4th, 1984. He will be deeply missed by his parents Annette and Mark Simmons; brother Tyler and sister Jessica; his Fiancé Lindsay Wagensveld and four and a half month old daughter Evangaline. Also left to mourn are many aunts, uncles and cousins (Koenig’s & Green’s). Predeceased by his grandparents Clem (Madeline) Koenig, Bill (Norma) Simmons. Matt was raised in Enderby and continued to live in the Enderby area. He started dating the love of his life Lindsay in July 2006. One of the greatest days in Matt’s life was on August 31st, 2008 when his daughter Evangaline was born. He became a great father as he was a great son, brother and friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends. Donations in memory of Matt may be made to the Sound of Light Multi Cultural Society, c/o Enderby & District Credit Union, in support of Lindsay and Eva. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Enderby on Saturday January 17th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Tea to follow. Interment in the Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby BC. Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Home in Armstrong (250) 546-7237.