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Karlis Joel Simms


Karlis Joel Simms

It is with sadness that the family of Karlis Simms announces his death at Hospice House in Fredericton, NB, on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at the age of 54. Born in Digby, NS, on July 16th, 1964, he was the son of the late Vernon and Guida (Cromwell) Simms.

Karlis leaves behind his estranged wife, Heather Lucas-Simms; son, Shaun Lucas; daughters, Karlisa (Ryan Towill) Simms and Alicia Miller; grandchildren, Keanna, Tatyana, Harlem, Ezekiel, Tahliya, and Shakur; brothers, Vernon  Simms Jr. (Valerie), Ernest Simms, and Perry Simms (Glynnis); sisters, Maylene Ramore and Martina McGrath (Allan); as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Vernon and Guida, Karlis was predeceased by his brother, Aldean Simms.

Karlis was a chef by trade and the world’s greatest lover of seafood. He enjoyed cooking for his friends and family and was famous for his seafood chowder. He was a die hard Boston fan (to the dismay of his sister, a Toronto fan), loved singing like he was on stage and loved the ladies. His family will remember him for his great sense of humour and big heart. He was generous and would give you his last dime if you needed it.  He loved his children and his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews adored their cool, funny uncle who was like a best friend to them. He will be sadly missed.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held from Jayne’s Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, NS, on Friday, December 7th, 2018, at 11:00 am with Pastor Theresa Character officiating.  Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in Karlis’ memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Service Date
Friday, December 7, 2018
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, NS

Visitation Location
No Visitation

Burial Time
At a Later Time
Burial Location
Maplewood Cemetery, Nova Scotia

Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation