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In Loving Memory Of

Joseph Sims


Joe Sims, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his home in Grande Prairie, AB, at the age of 59.

Joe was born July 28, 1959 in Clairmont, AB. He attended Harry Balfour and Sexsmith secondary schools and worked to improve himself, so later attended college before plunging at a very early age into the physically demanding and challenging concrete world with John Lorenzon, Orville Thomas and many others. Soon after, Joe met his father-like figure and absolute dearest friend Sab, from Sab Structural Movers, where they magically and amazingly lifted and moved huge buildings of many sizes. Joe’s last working years were maintenance at the Prairie Mall for 17 years, and another 3 years with the Holiday Inn before Joe’s legs gave out, preventing him from returning to the work force.

Joe was married to his pets. His dogs: beautiful Freedom, and then later, handsome Barkley; as well as a couple rescue cats and many less fluffy critters such as Bro the crow, and of course his more slithery and thankfully friendly snakes, which Joe was well known for having wrapped around his neck during social events.

Joe will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters: John (Terry), Betti, Marj, Alice, and Randy(Stacey); his step-mother Lita and sister-in-law Gloria, as well as his nephew and closest friend Joseph “Jo Jo” Roszell and many other caring nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and numerous cousins.

Joe was predeceased by his sister Wendy, father Ralph. Mother Nora, and brother Jim.

Joe has previously been laid to rest at Halcourt Cemetery (Hwy 722, 17km South of Beaverlodge) friends are invited for a Farewell Gathering being held at the cemetery Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 1:00pm for Joe. Following at 2:00pm will be the burial of Joe’s oldest brother Jim’s ashes who passed away in January, 2019.

Friends are encouraged to join the family for refreshments and refreshing storytelling time for Joe Sims at 4:00pm at the Army and Navy Air Force (10117 93 Street, Grande Prairie, AB)

May both rest in peace.

In Loving Memory of

Joseph Sims


 Print Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service Details

Memorial Gathering
Saturday, July 27, 2019
1:00 PM
Halcourt Cemetery
Hwy 722, 17km South of Beaverlodge
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