We Remember

SIMON, Alois

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Al Simon passed away December 10, 2017 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Irene and 2 daughters: Carol (Albert), Brenden and Robyn Losch of Kelowna and Joan (Gabe), Jake and Becky Roder of Surrey, BC.

Al was born in Regina, 1931, attended the University of Saskatchewan, then graduated in Pharmacy at UBC.

In 1965 he moved his family to Kelowna and continued his pharmacy career at Willit Taylor Drugstore on Bernard and Pandosy (now the Starbucks). Later he managed the pharmacies at Shoppers Drug Mart and Safeway.

Al’s passions included gardening, BBQ’ing and world travel. He and Irene ventured to close to 100 countries over the years. Many of them not on the tourism map at that time.

He true love and joy was his family. Al was an avid fan, supporter and gramps to his 4 grandchildren.  The various activities included hockey, soccer, school events, volleyball, piano, concert band, Highland and dance.  He was dedicated.

Despite Al’s medical challenges over the years he forged ahead with kindness, positivity and an incredible wit and sense of humor. He always had a smile and hello for everyone.

Thank you to Dr. Alden Lange, KGH and the staff and friends at Chatsworth.

Prayers will be held at St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm with Father Bart van Roijen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Diabetes Canada www.diabetes.ca.

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Prayer Service
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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  • Mary Carignan says:

    Irene, Carol, Joan and family, sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you at this difficult time.
    The Carignan Family

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