We Remember

MURPHY, Simon Fraser

July 4, 1976 — April 21, 2024

After a courageous battle with AL Amyloidosis (Cancer), Simon passed at the age of 47 surrounded by family and loved ones. His memory lives on in the hearts of his beloved wife Nancy; his children Katie, Ali, and Jasper; his parents Mike and Anne; his sister Emma and brother-in-law Ian; his in-laws Grant and Andrea Spitz. He was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Tony. He also lives in the hearts of the entire Innovative Aerospace Services family, as well as extended family members and friends worldwide.

Simon was a devoted husband and father, a loving son, and brother, and a dear loyal boss and a friend to all he knew. Simon was an avid athlete which included his love for skiing, hockey, biking, motorbikes, jeeping, boating, car racing and most importantly spending time with his family. His passion, knowledge, and devotion to the aviation industry were unsurpassed. He will be greatly missed by the entire aviation community. He had a heart of gold and was well respected by all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Gone But Not Forgotten.

Nancy and the family wish to thank everyone for their love and support at this sad and difficult time.

Memorial donations may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation.

A Celebration of Life for Simon will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 2:30 pm in the KF Centre of Excellence, 5800 Lapointe Drive, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to attend, Please Click Here to Register. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

Parking: There are about 30 spots at the KF Centre for Excellence, street parking on LaPointe Drive, and an overflow parking lot just off of Airport Way.

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Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 2:30 pm

KF Centre of Excellence, 5800 Lapointe Drive, Kelowna, BC

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Service Details

The service for MURPHY, Simon Fraser is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 2:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

KF Centre of Excellence, 5800 Lapointe Drive, Kelowna, BC

5800 Lapointe Drive, Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:

Parking: There are about 30 spots at the KF Centre for Excellence, street parking on LaPointe Drive, and an overflow parking lot just off of Airport Way.

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  • Anima and Noel says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to Dear Nancy, the kids and the family. We pray for them to have strength to bear this unfathomable loss! Simon was truly a person with a heart of gold – always smiling and spreading cheer in our beautiful neighborhood. We knew we could depend on him as he was always ready to extend a helping hand for his neighbours and friends alike. Rest In Peace Dear Simon! You will always be remembered by all of us🤍
    Noel, Anima and family (neighbours)

  • Kristen Low says:

    My most sincere condolences. May you find peace and comfort throughout your time of sorrow knowing how much Simon was loved and how much joy he was blessed with throughout his life.
    May he rest in peace sending you all hugs and prayers from Kristen Low and family, Ontario cousin

  • Moojan Azizi says:

    Dearest Nancy;, Katie, Ali, Jasper, Mike and Anne
    Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Dan Cook says:

    Very sorry to hear. Our condolence to Nancy and family.

  • George and Susan Cann says:

    It’s a strange feeling working through the sadness with the loss of someone special, as Simon truly was, and feeling a smile when you remember being around him. Simon was so in demand and yet he would always say yes when you asked for his help, and he’d appear with a smile and a warm greeting. Our hearts are with Nancy, Katie, Ali, and Jasper and the brilliant team at Innovative.

  • Robert and Carren Carmichael says:

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of such a beautiful life

  • Mark Wiskemann says:

    Our deepest condolences to Nancy and family and indeed everyone who loved Si. He had connected with everyone here at Wisk Air in a very personal way.
    He was such a generous person, easy to like, filled with respect for all. Very aware and careful with others in all situations.
    When Simon rewired our first 412 at Transwest he was excited and fearless and did such an amazing job that that aircrafts’ Avionics remains in awesome condition today, some 9 years later, thanks to Simon’s’ skills and efforts.
    It was always apparent that Si always took time to think of how to make sure his efforts benefited other’s !
    Many folks here have expressed to me that each of them will miss him personally and equally his leadership within the Helicopter Industry.
    He had made such a difference to us all on many levels.
    Love and Sympathy to you Nancy and your family.

  • Todd Donison says:

    Our deepest condolences to Nancy, the family and the IAS family. We were very saddened to hear this news. Si was a great guy, and a wealth of knowledge. He will be missed by all.

  • Joel Johnston says:

    Sincerest condolences to Nancy and to all of Simon’s family, including the Innovative Aerospace family, from those of us at EDMO who knew and corresponded with Simon. He was a consummate professional and a joy to work with. He will be dearly missed.

  • Paula, Mike, Paul Michael, Patrick, Ryan Wiggins.... Murphy cousins says:

    Dearest Nancy, Katie, Ali, Jasper, Anne, Mike, Emma, Ian,….sending you all hugs and love, and know we will be with you in spirit online today, we are so sorry that our dear cousin has left us too soon.. Simon had that lovely mischievous grin (like uncle Mike) that I remember from Grandpa Murphy!!! love always xoxo

  • Guy Thibault and Debra Gorman says:

    Dearest Nancy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to have known and worked with Simon. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • Donalda Kyryluk Maunakea says:

    Dear Nancy and family, please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Simon.
    He was truly a special person, and has made a huge impact on the planet, he will be missed greatly.
    The stories and tribute to Simon have been most heartfelt and inspirational.
    I will always remember meeting him when you were on vacation in Hawaii and feeling how special he was back then. Over time you have done great things together.
    His friends, colleagues and family all have so much love to share, I am watching the service online and am overwhelmed with feelings of love.
    Blessings to you all during this difficult time.
    Love & Aloha, cousin Donalda

  • Murray Spitz says:

    Nancy and family – While we couldn’t attend the service we appreciated being able to watch it livestream and sharing this moment with you and all the family. So sorry for your loss, Simon will be remembered and in our hearts forever. Love Uncle Murray, Diane and Roberta.

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