Kay Simmons

While being celebrated by family and friends, with champagne and classical musical, Norman passed away on November 30, 2018 in the Campbell River Hospital. Norman was predeceased by his love, Kay, who passed on November 15, 2017.

Norman and Kay are survived by granddaughters Jacqueline Sinclair (Matt) and Shoshauna Simmons.

Both Norman and Kay provided service to the U.K in WWII, Norman as a communications officer in the Royal Navy and Kay as a typist. They met each other while Norman was on leave, at the Stage Door Canteen in 1944, married in 1946, and shared 71 happy years together. 

Norman was a fiercely independent jack-of-all-trades, always trying to scrape a living off the land. Kay found a niche in every project to work on the efficiency of their team, and their small business growing tomatoes remained viable for over 40 years. 

Norman and Kay loved to travel and camp, searching out the unknown, and seeking adventure, which lead them all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America before finding their forever home in Canada at the age of 68. The pair continued to work together as they rebuilt two homes, one on Gabriola Island and another in Sayward, before settling in their RV at Salmon Point, BC, where they were adopted as parental figures, embraced with love, and taught the meaning of the word community.

Norman and Kay’s Guardian Angels, Monica & Margaret, and their many friends will miss their presence but will not soon forget the many enjoyable stories. 

Now it’s time to raise a glass to adventure, and the unknown. 

Please join us to celebrate Norman and Kay’s life at Salmon Point Resort Rec Hall on Saturday afternoon December 29th at 1 pm.


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