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Obituary for Wayne Simms

Wayne Simms
February 10th, 1967 - Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Wayne Simms, 57, of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on February 22, 2024. He was born on February 10, 1967, in Gander, Newfoundland. Wayne relocated to Alberta at the age of 15, where he eventually built a successful career as a long haul operator with a Class 1 licence spanning over 30 years; culminating in the ownership of his own truck and trailer.

Wayne will be fondly remembered for his lengthy phone conversations while on the road, his passion for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and his cherished video calls with his granddaughters. In his leisure time, Wayne enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with family.

Wayne was incredibly proud to be a grandfather, lovingly known as "Poppy." He was always the first to get down on the floor and play with his granddaughters, creating joyful memories that will be cherished forever.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly (née Nelson) Simms; daughter, Nicole (Jon Shiek) Simms; son, Brandon (Adèle Parent) Simms; granddaughters, Hensley and Quinn Shiek; siblings, Ruth Simms, Brian (Lorraine) Simms, Katrea (Gary) King, Cynthia (Wade Fulbrook) Simms, and Dean Simms as well as grandpuppies, Lincoln and Babe. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Wilson and Annie Simms, and his sister, Gail Brewer.

A Funeral Service will be held at Rockyview Alliance Church (6927 Rundlehorn Dr NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 3V4) on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 11:00 am, with a viewing starting at 10:00 am. Following the Service, Wayne will be laid to rest at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery, (243208 Garden Rd, Calgary, AB T1X 1G2). Lunch will be provided back at the church following the interment.

We kindly ask that you join us to celebrate the life of Wayne. In lieu of formal donations, a donation box will be available at the Service for those who wish to contribute to the immediate needs of the family. Your presence and support during this time are deeply appreciated.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Wayne please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.