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THEODORE (TED) SIMS (published on March 13, 2010)



THEODORE (TED) SIMS Ted slipped away quietly and pain free on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the St. Boniface Hospital where he had been a patient since January 24, 2010. A loving and respected husband of Janice, father of son Ted Junior of Winnipeg and daughter Karen of North Vancouver. Ted was a social person, a loving generous and caring man, a man who opened his home to many over the years helping them to achieve their goals in life. He will be missed by everyone he had contact with. His best friend Benji our Bichon is also grieving the loss of his Daddy and was a frequent hospital visitor to cheer Dad up. In warm weather Ted could be seen walking Benji down Edgewater Dr. in Southdale, where he enjoyed living for 35 years. In December 2009 he moved to Red Moon Rd. in Sage Creek area of St. Boniface, where he resided comfortably until he could no longer manage community living. Born to Effie and John Semeniuk in Winnipeg Ted was a middle child and the only son in the family with three sisters. He was predeceased by his parents, and his younger sister Cathy Smigelsky and his great niece Kristen Paulson. He is survived by his oldest sister Agnes (Stephen) Kripps of Vancouver, their children Bonnie (Ed) Thorpe and daughter Stephanie; Robert (Elizabeth Harrison) Kripps and sons Taras and Justin; Julie (Lawrence) Northey and son Ono; Stephanie Kripps (Jerry Ehrmantraut) and son Simon. Ted is also survived by his sister Maria Kulick of San Francisco, her children daughter Orisha Kulick of Chicago; son Dr. Michael Kulick his daughter Natasha and son Michael John in San Francisco; Dr. Maria Lynn Abramson (Doug) and their children Amanda and Maria Nell of Dana Pt. California. Residing in Winnipeg are Walter Smigelsky brother-in-law and his daughters Donna Smigelsky and Patricia (Howard) Paulson and their son Kenneth. Ted is also mourned by his mother-in-law Pauline Christie; sisters-in-law Judy (Terry) Wynters, their daughter Trina of Winnipeg and daughter Deanna (Mark) Harper and their daughter Elianna in England; sister-in-law Joyce Christie and her son Jason Hambly of Winnipeg. Ted always led his life to the fullest and his zest for life was unmatched by many his own age. His love of hockey, which he played until 67 years of age (International Hockey in Europe; Troy Ohio; Southdale Old Timers etc.) and his work in pharmacy took him on many treasured adventures over his lifetime. Practicing pharmacy he worked as a Medical Sales Rep; a hospital pharmacist; then after 30 years and retiring from the Health Sciences Hospital he established his own company Pharmacist On Call and began to work contract positions frequently flying up north to Norway House; Rankin Inlet; Churchill; lastly settling in Winnipeg at the Medicine Shoppe in St. James and Zellers River East Pharmacy where he worked until March 2009. He was particularly proud of achieving a career that spanned 50 years of pharmacy in 2009. Ted was involved with many social agencies over the years: SERC Mount Carmel Clinic; Good Neighborhood Service Centre to name but a few. He was also a member of Manitoba Prostate Cancer Group and regularly attended their monthly meetings. Ted grew up with strong family bonds and was proud of his Ukrainian heritage learning as a child the values of hard work, thrift and friendship. He touched many hearts with his sharp humour and his willingness to share his pharmacy knowledge with friends and strangers alike. Ted will go on living in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. There will always be a sadness and often a silent tear shed for him but wonderful memories will keep him near. Goodbye my precious Prince from your beloved Princess. The family extends our gratitude to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital on the 5th floor for their kindness and compassion. In memory of Ted, donations may be made to the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group, 705-776 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 or to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Officiating will be Very Rev. Fr. John A. Melnyk. Reception will follow service then interment later at All Saints Cemetery on Main Street. Honourary Pallbearers are Joe Zamick, Ed Scrapneck, Gerry Schoffer, Terry Wynters, Wayne Hogaboam and Sam Doherty. Pallbearers are Karen Sims, Ted Sims, Jason Hambly, Dr. Michael Namaka, David Ahronson and Howard Paulson. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044


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