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Simmons, Jerry

June 9, 1943 – October 22, 2020

Jerry Ernest Simmons, 77, of Slocan, BC passed away in his home on October 22, 2020.

Jerry had the ability to brighten the lives of all who knew him.

Born in Trail, BC on June 9, 1943 to Bert and Anna Simmons, Jerry grew up in Passmore, then moved to Nelson where he met the love of his life, Patricia. Jerry and Pat were married on March 25, 1967, and lived happily ever-after in Slocan, BC.

Survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Rochelle, Rebecca and son Joel (Dawn) grandchildren Alena (Jovany), Karina (Tony), Wesley, Victoria, Braeden, Taejah, Kassandra, Qian, and great-grandson Niko; siblings Terry (Joan) Simmons, Shirley (Shane) Stevenson, Beverley Louie, Alan (Rita) Simmons, Valerie (Fred) Swanson, Nick Simmons, Rick (Debbie) Simmons, Dale (Ray) Phelps, Diana (Paul) Phillips.

Jerry was predeceased by daughter Kathy Siegmund, granddaughter Brooke Malakoff, sisters Marjorie Gustafson and Bonnie Winje and his parents Bert & Anna.

At Jerry’s request, there will be no service; instead, the family would like you to raise a glass at 5:00 pm in his honor. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask you to consider donating to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Oncology Department or Ronald McDonald House BC.

Jer/Dad/Grrranpa your absence is overwhelming every day. You will be in our minds and hearts forever.