Kelly Bernard Patrick Simes

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January 24, 1940 – September 11, 2020

Kelly died peacefully at home in Winnipeg at the age of 80 with his wife, Dorothy, daughter, Tanya, and granddaughter, Chelsea, by his side.

He will forever be defined by his love for his family.  Kelly’s circle of love began with Dorothy, his wife of 52 years; their children Tanya (Jason), Jeffrey (Melanie), Mika (Erin), and John (Lisa); grandchildren Chelsea (Jon), Taylor, Hana, Leah, Weston, Kelly, and Harlow; and great-grandchildren Leia, Jack, and Angela.

He is survived by his sisters Betty and Floydey, brother James, his in-laws, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Kelly was born in Sturgis, Saskatchewan to Westley Simes and Katherine Gibney.  He was the youngest of eight children.

Kelly lived an idyllic childhood filled with adventure and imagination along the Assiniboine River.  He loved the outdoors and played baseball in the summer and hockey in the winter.  He had a deep passion for golf – especially playing the lefties righties at Crystal Lake.

Beyond his deep love for his entire family, Kelly upheld and enjoyed loyal friendships throughout his life.  Kelly worked 40 years for the Toronto Dominion Bank, was a committed Progressive Conservative and a truly loyal Saskatchewan Roughrider fan.

Always a gentleman with good humour and gratitude for his abundant life.

The emptiness left behind by his loss will be indescribable.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jack Rusen, who was Kelly’s family physician, and the healthcare workers for their care and compassion, especially Mariane.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will be held with Monsignor Maurice Comeault officiating.  Kelly was always a faithful servant of The Lord.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB  R2J 1P2 or Rady JCC Parkinson Group:  123 Doncaster St., Winnipeg, R3N 2B3.

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services