Thomas Sime passed away peacefully at Foothills Hospital, Calgary on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the Golden Senior’s Center on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Golden & District General Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, in memory of Tom.
Tom was born in Cranbrook, B.C. on June 25, 1929 and lived in Lumberton, B.C. until moving and residing in Golden from the age of two until the present. He belonged to the Golden Volunteer Fire Department from 1947 to 1981 and was the fire chief for the last 23 years of that, then became a lifetime member. Tom was involved in the community with the Rod & Gun Club and was a lifetime member. He was also involved with Ducks Unlimited and the Moberly Marsh Project for many years. Tom was awarded the first Freeman Status for the Town of Golden in 1981. He was active in Golden Minor Hockey for several years as a coach. Tom loved the outdoors. When he wasn’t trapping in the winter or preparing for it in the summer, he was either enjoying activities with his two grandchildren Alexandra and Brendan, or busy helping others.
Tom was predeceased by his mother and father, Thomas and Lily Sime, brothers Jim and Bob, and sisters Florence and May. He is survived by his wife Jean of 56 years; daughter Gloria, son-in-law Cory, grandchildren Alexandra and Brendan, grand-pets Diesel, Buddy and Sparkle; sister Audrey (Ron) Roylance of Midway, B.C.; two sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Tom’s family by viewing his obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.